Monday Nov. 17, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) -- St. Louis Cardinals star Albert Pujols has won his second National League Most Valuable Player award. Pujols won by a comfortable margin over Philadelphia slugger Ryan Howard. Milwaukee's Ryan Braun was third and Los Angeles outfielder Manny Ramirez came in fourth after playing just two months with the Dodgers.
Pujols hit .357 with 37 home runs and 116 RBIs despite playing much of the season with a sore right elbow. The Cardinals finished fourth in the NL Central.
The St. Louis baseman got 18 of the 32 first-place votes. He also won the award in 2005.
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