MVP six pack for Bonds
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Before his current run, Bonds also won the MVP award for Pittsburgh in 1990 and 1992 and for the
This past season, Bonds helped the
Bonds, who made his 12th All-Star appearance this year, has 658 career homers, which is just two behind his godfather, Willie Mays, for third on the all-time list.
Bonds is the second oldest winner of an MVP. Pittsburgh
San Francisco is the first NL team to win four consecutive MVPs, as second baseman
The 23-year-old Pujols topped all major leaguers with a .359 batting average, had 43 homers and 124 RBI. He was in contention for the Triple Crown right until late September. This past season, Pujols established career-bests in several offensive categories and led the NL in runs scored (137), hits (212), and doubles (51). He became the youngest to win an NL batting title since the
Pujols is the 10th player to finish second two years in a row.
Sheffield hit .330, matching his career-high of 1992. He hit over .300 for a sixth straight season and his 132 RBI broke the Atlanta record of 127 set by Hank Aaron in 1966. Sheffield also had 39 homers.
Thome was tied with this year's AL MVP,