Published November 15 2012
Cabrera, Posey win Most Valuable Player awardsNEW YORK – Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera has won the American League’s Most Valuable Player award after becoming baseball’s first Triple Crown winner in 45 years, and San Francisco’s Buster Posey has been voted the National League honor.
Cabrera received 22 of 28 first-place votes and 362 points from the AL panel of Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Los Angeles Angels rookie center fielder Mike Trout had six firsts and 281 points.
Posey got 27 of 32 firsts and 422 points from the NL panel, outdistancing 2011 winner Ryan Braun of Milwaukee, who was second with 285 points.