Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 11/14/14
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MILWAUKEE Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun was named the National League's Most Valuable Player on Tuesday by the Baseball Writers Association of America.Braun earned 388 points, including 20 of 32 possible first-place votes, to beat out the Dodgers' Matt Kemp (332) and teammate Prince Fielder (229) for the award. He is the third Brewers player to win the award, joining Rollie Fingers (1981) and Robin Yount (1982, '89).Braun, 28, took home the honors after putting together one of the most complete seasons in recent history. He led the league with a .597 slugging percentage and .994 OPS, finishing second with a .332 batting average. He hit 33 home runs and drove in 111 runs and stole 31 bases, becoming just the second player in franchise history to record a 30-30 season.During the playoffs, Braun led the team with a .405 average and 10 RBI as the Brewers advanced to the NLCS, losing to the Cardinals in Game 6. His season also included a team-record fourth consecutive All-...
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