Kevin Youkilis Named Red Sox’ MVP by Boston BBWAA

Kevin Youkilis Named Red Sox' MVP by Boston BBWAA Kevin Youkilis has been chosen as the 2009 winner of the Thomas A. Yawkey Memorial Award as the Red Sox' most valuable player.

The award was voted on by members of the Boston chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America.

An All-Star for the second consecutive season, Youkilis was limited to just 136 games due to injury. Yet Youkilis was a driving force when he played, batting .305 with 27 home runs and 94 RBIs while posting a .998 fielding percentage at first base and a .974 mark at third. (It's safe to say he's been forgiven for his misadventure in left field at Yankee Stadium.)

He also reached a career high in steals with seven and finished second in the American League in on-base percentage (.413) and OPS (.961) and fifth in slugging (.548). Youkilis becomes the club’s first MVP at first base since Mo Vaughn in 1996.

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