Cardinals' Pujols Wins Second NL MVP Award
St. Louis first baseman outdistances Phillies' Howard
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 17, 2008 3:27 PM CST
Ryan Howard finished second in MVP voting, but his Philadelphia Philllies have a World Series trophy that will help him through the winter.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals won the National League’s Most Valuable Player award today, the Post-Dispatch reports, taking the honor for the second time despite missing a significant portion of the season due to injury. The first baseman hit .357 with 37 home runs and 116 RBI. Ryan Howard, who led the majors with 48 homers and 146 RBI for the World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies, took second.