Josh Hamilton Wins AL MVP Award, Adrian Beltre Finishes Ninth

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Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton picked up 22 of 28 first-place votes en route to capturing the 2010 American League MVP award.

Hamilton led the AL with a .359 batting average and a .633 slugging percentage while belting 32 home runs and knocking in 100 runs to help the Rangers reach the World Series. He won the award despite missing 29 games with a bruised rib cage in September.

Miguel Cabrera, Robinson Cano, Jose Bautista and Paul Konerko rounded out the top five in voting while Boston's Adrian Beltre placed ninth.

The 29-year-old is the first Rangers player to win the award since Alex Rodriguez in 2003.

Below are the complete results.

   1. Josh Hamilton, Texas — 22 first-place votes — 358 total points
   2. Miguel Cabrera, Detroit — 5 first-place votes — 262 total points
   3. Robinson Cano, New York — 229 total points
   4. Jose Bautista, Toronto — 1 first-place vote — 165 total points
   5. Paul Konerko, Chicago — 130 total points
   6. Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay — 100 total points
   7. Carl Crawford, Tampa Bay — 98 total points
   8. Joe Mauer, Minnesota — 97 total points
   9. Adrian Beltre, Boston — 83 total points
  10. Delmon Young, Minnesota — 44 total points
  11. Vladimir Guerrero, Texas — 22 total points
  12. Rafael Soriano, Tampa Bay — 21 total points
  13. CC Sabathia, New York — 13 total points
  14. Shin-Soo Choo, Cleveland — 9 total points
  15. Alex Rodriguez, New York — 8 total points
  16. Felix Hernandez, Seattle — 6 total points
  17. Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle — 3 total points
  18. Jim Thome, Minnesota — 2 total points
  t19. Joakim Soria, Kansas City — 1 total point
  t19. Mark Teixeira, New York — 1 total point

 

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