Joey Votto Named NL's MVP

Votto ends Pujols' two-year reign
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 22, 2010 5:20 PM CST
Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto gestures as he speaks to the media in Sarasota, Fla., Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, after being named the National League Most Valuable Player.   (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
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(Newser) – Joey Votto overwhelmingly won the election to become the National League's MVP, the AP reports. The Cincinnati Reds first baseman ended the two-year tenure of Albert Pujols, the second-place finisher and a onetime mentor to Votto. "For him to give me time of the day and to talk about defensive stuff and ways to improve my game was very generous of him, and he certainly didn't have to do that," Votto says of Pujols.

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