Mike Trout 2nd in the MVP Vote – Cabrera is AL Winner
The voting for baseball's Most Valuable Player in the American League came down to one player making history to defeat our Jersey guy who had an historic season.
Mike Trout, the "Millville Meteor" who was named the AL Rookie of The Year earlier this week, finished 2nd in the league's MVP vote to Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers. The voting saw Cabrera get 22 1st place votes to Trout's 6, and win 362 points to 281 (2nd place votes saw Trout with 21 and Cabrera with 6).
Trout was beaten out because Cabrera became the first player in 45 years to win the Triple Crown - lead the league in Home Runs (44), Runs Batted In (139), and Batting Average (.330). For Cabrera, this is 2nd straight batting title for this career .318 hitter (he hi .344 in 2011) who led the Tigers to the World Series this past season.
There had been much debate about who should be the MVP -- in the end the Angels not making the playoffs hurt Trout in this voting (even though L.A. won more games than Detroit this season), Cabrera successfully returning to third base for the 1st time in over 4 years (.966 fielding percentage), and his Triple Crown was why we seethe Millville High School alum in 2nd place.
You cannot take away Mike Trout's incredible season! SoJO has documented his progress all season, and are proud of what he did this year. To see his numbers and a montage of his rookie season highlights, check out my recent post of Trout by clicking here.
Congrats to Mike Trout for being The L.A. Angels unquestioned MVP!