AL MVP notes, voting results

Originally Published: November 13, 2003
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Some American League MVP Award notes as compiled by ESPN Research and complete 2003 voting results:

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  • Ten different players received a first-place vote, one short of the record set in the 1947 NL vote and matched in the 1977 AL vote.

  • Twenty seven players received at least one vote.

  • Four pitchers received a vote, but AL Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay was not one of them.

  • Alex Rodriguez is the only player to recieve at least one vote on all 28 ballots.

  • The only other player on a last-place team to win an MVP award was the Chicago Cubs' Andre Dawson in 1987.

  • Rodriguez was picked first on six ballots, the fewest for an MVP winner since the New York Yankees' Mickey Mantle in 1957.

  • A-Rod's 242 points is a 61.7 percent share of the maximum total of 392 points -- the smallest share by a winner since Yogi Berra in 1951 received 54.8 percent (the smallest total ever for a winner).

    Player/Club          1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Points

    Alex Rodriguez, Texas 6 5 6 6 2 1 1 - 1 - 242 Carlos Delgado, Toronto 5 8 3 1 1 2 4 1 1 - 210 Jorge Posada, New York 5 4 4 3 4 1 1 - 1 - 194 Shannon Stewart, Minnesota 3 2 2 3 2 3 2 1 2 1 140 David Ortiz, Boston 4 3 2 2 - 3 - - 1 - 130 Manny Ramirez, Boston 1 3 3 1 1 1 2 3 1 1 103 Nomar Garciaparra, Boston 1 2 1 - 6 2 2 1 - 2 99 Vernon Wells, Toronto 1 - 1 3 1 1 4 3 2 1 84 Carlos Beltran, Kansas City - - 1 4 2 2 1 2 3 3 77 Bret Boone, Seattle - - 1 1 3 2 - 4 4 2 65 Miguel Tejada, Oakland 1 - 1 1 1 - 2 - 2 2 49 Bill Mueller, Boston - - 2 - 1 2 3 - - 1 45 Jason Giambi, New York 1 - - 1 - 1 1 1 - 3 36 Garret Anderson, Anaheim - - - 1 2 1 - 3 1 - 35 Keith Foulke, Oakland - - 1 - - - - 1 3 3 20 Frank Thomas, Chicago - - - 1 - - 1 2 1 1 20 Eric Chavez, Oakland - - - - 1 1 - 2 - 1 18 Carlos Lee, Chicago - - - - - 1 1 1 2 - 16 Magglio Ordonez, Chicago - - - - - 1 1 1 1 2 16 Alfonso Soriano, New York - - - - 1 1 - 1 - 1 15 Derek Jeter, New York - 1 - - - - - - - 1 10 Pedro Martinez, Boston - - - - - 1 - - 1 - 7 Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle - - - - - 1 - - - 1 6 Esteban Loaiza, Chicago - - - - - - 1 - - - 4 Jason Varitek, Boston - - - - - - 1 - - - 4 Aubrey Huff, Tampa Bay - - - - - - - - 1 2 4 Mariano Rivera, New York - - - - - - - 1 - - 3

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