No one's been better than Ortiz
Since the designated hitter was introduced in 1973, there has never been a full-time DH chosen as the American League's Most Valuable Player.
Voters have shown a bias -- or at least an obvious inclination against -- those players who have no defensive responsibilities.
David Ortiz Designated hitter Boston Red Sox
2005 SEASON STATISTICS
GM BA HR RBI OBP SLG
149 .300 46 140 .396 .616
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