On This Day In Baseball History: November 24, 2009

 

 

Albert Pujols

 

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman and reigning NL MVP Albert Pujols wins his second consecutive and third overall NL MVP. All he did was lead the league in on-base percentage (.443), slugging (.658), OPS (1.101), runs scored (124), home runs (47), total bases (374), and intentional walks (44). Pujols also managed to post a fielding percentage of .992 with 17 defensive runs saved. In winning his third NL MVP Pujols joins Stan Musial, Roy Campanella, Mike Schmidt, and Barry Bonds as the fifth player to win the NL MVP three times.

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