Former Greenjacket Wins A.L. Most Valuable Player Award

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Tuesday Nov. 18, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) -- Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has
won the American League Most Valuable Player award. Pedroia got 16 of the 28 first-place votes and easily beat out Minnesota slugger Justin Morneau.

Pedroia became the first AL second baseman to win the award since Nellie Fox in 1959. Five players drew first-place votes. Record-setting closer
Francisco Rodriguez got one of them and finished sixth overall.

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