Albert Pujols won the National League Most Valuable Player Award for a third time in his stellar career, after leading the league in home runs and runs and batting a lofty .327.
The 29-year-old first baseman was a unanimous choice, winning the award for the second year in a row. On Monday, Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer won the American League's award. Pujols became the first player to repeat as league MVP since Barry Bonds won the award four years in a row, from 2001-04.
He finished the season with 47 homers, 124 runs and 135 RBIs. In just nine seasons, he has compiled 366 homers, 1,112 RBIs and an average of .334.