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Mauer named AL's MVP

Updated: November 24, 2009, 12:21 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Joe Mauer became only the second catcher in 33 years to win the American League Most Valuable Player Award, finishing first in a near-unanimous vote Monday.

The Minnesota Twins star received 27 of 28 first-place votes and 387 points in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

New York Yankees teammates Mark Teixeira (225 points) and Derek Jeter (193) followed. The Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera drew the other first-place vote and was fourth with 171 points, ...

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