Nov 18 2008

Dustin Pedroia Wins 2008 American League MVP

The 2008 AL MVP race was a very “close” race. People were wondering if K-Rod, A-Rod, Justin Morneau, Kevin Youkilis or Dustin Pedroia would win. It turns out that it wasn’t even close in the voting. Pedroia received 16 1st place votes, 6 2nd place, 4 3rd place and 1 4th place vote. He earned 317 points with his next competitor was at 257 points. It is the first time since 1995 since a Red Sox player won the MVP when Mo Vaughn won it. Also, 1959 was the last time a 2nd baseman won the MVP. With 213 hits, Pedroia tied Ichiro Suzuki for the Major League lead.

Pedroia led the majors with 54 doubles and led the AL in runs with 118 and multihit games with 61. Backed by a .326 average, Pedroia lost the batting title by just four points to Minnesota catcher Joe Mauer. Pedroia finished fourth in total bases with 322 and seventh in extra-base hits at 73. Dustin also chipped in with power (17 homers, 83 RBIs) and speed (20 stolen bases).

He deserves it even though everyone seems to think that A-Rod is actually better. Apparently he isn’t and this award proves it. Congratulations Dustin Pedroia!!

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