Posey And Cabrera Win MVP Awards
Major League Baseball announced the winners of the Most Valuable Player Award in both the American and National League on Thursday.
In the National League, Buster Posey will add an MVP trophy to his ever-growing collection of awards. Along with the MVP trophy, Posey won his second World Series ring as a member of the San Francisco Giants this season.
Posey returned this season, after missing most of 2011 with a major leg injury, and put up career highs with a .336 batting average, 24 home-runs and 103 RBI.
The American League MVP went to Detroit Tigers Third-baseman Miguel Carera. Cabrera, the first Triple Crown winner in 45 years, won the AL MVP by receiving 22-of-28 first-place votes and 362 points from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
Cabrera won the Triple Crown by leading the league in batting average (.330), home-runs (44) and RBI (139).