NL MVP = Joey Votto

The National League MVP is: Joey Votto. He received 31 of 32 first-place votes. The other vote was for second place. Votto totaled 443 points.

Albert Pujols was second with one first place vote and 279 points. Carlos Gonzalez was third with 240 points.

It’s the 12th time the NL MVP went to a Reds player and the first time since Barry Larkin in 1995. A total of 10 Reds have won it overall.

Here is the full list of Reds NL MVP winners

Ernie Lombardi…………………… 1938
Bucky Walters…………………….. 1939
Frank McCormick……………….. 1940
Frank Robinson………………….. 1961
Johnny Bench…………………….. 1970
Johnny Bench…………………….. 1972
Pete Rose………………………….. 1973
Joe Morgan………………………… 1975
Joe Morgan………………………… 1976..
George Foster……………………. 1977
Barry Larkin……………………….. 1995
Joey Votto ……………………..  2010

Scott Rolen, the Reds’ third baseman, came in 14th in balloting with 26 points.

There will be more to come on MLB.com and Reds.com. Votto will speak to reporters on a conference call at 3 p.m. ET.

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3 Comments

I would like to know who voted for Pujols as #1 and what city he’s from… Some of the voters are absolutely absurd. I’m not angry (because I actually thought the vote would be closer) but I’m just curious to know…

It was Joe Strauss from the St. Louis Post Dispatch. I don’t think it was a bad thing that he voted for Pujols.

I am thrilled for Joey V. He is the man. I have loved the Reds since I was a kid watching the Big Red Machine in the 70s. 2010 was a great year. No early exits from the playoffs in 2011. Is it time to go to Goodyear yet.

GO REDS!

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