Originally posted on Sons of Steve Garvey  |  Last updated 10/1/11
From an IBWAA press release: The Internet Baseball Writers Association of America (IBWAA) announced the first of its 14 annual awards Friday, naming Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp its 2011 National League Most Valuable Player. Voting results are as follows: 1st Place: Matt Kemp, LAD 2nd Place: Ryan Braun, Mil 3rd Place: Prince Fielder, Mil 4th Place: Albert Pujols, Stl 5th Place: Justin Upton, Ariz 6th Place: Joey Votto, Cin 7th Place: Jose Reyes, NYM 8th Place: Roy Halladay, Phil 9th Place: Troy Tulowitzki, Col 10th Place: Hunter Pence, Phil Los Angeles Times' baseball writer and IBWAA member, Kevin Baxter, explains his Kemp vote this way: "Consider 2011 a coming-out party for the Dodgers' Matt Kemp, who fully displayed his enormous abilities. No player in the National League had a more complete season than Kemp, who led the league in runs, homers and RBIs, had the third-highest batting average and also stole 40 bases. And he did it all in the middle of a lineup t...
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