Congratulations to Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers... Yesterday, he was named the National League's Most Valuable Player in 2011. He batted .332, hit 33 home runs, had 111 RBIs, and stole 33 bases. He also had a chance to overtake Jose Reyes for the batting title on the last day of the season, but ended up finishing a very close second. His 77 extra-base hits were the best in the league.
Braun is also the 2007 NL Rookie of the Year, and a four-time All-Star.
To put things into perspective (for those of you outside Wisconsin), Ryan Braun is to the Milwaukee Brewers what Aaron Rodgers is to the Green Bay Packers.
Braun is the first Brewers player to win the MVP award in the National League, and the first since Robin Yount won in 1989 -- when Milwaukee were still in the AL East.
Congratulations Ryan. This is an award well-deserved!
"Milwaukee's Ryan Braun wins NL MVP