McCutchen wins National League MVP award

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Andrew McCutchen makes a sliding catch against the St Louis Cardinals on July 30 at PNC Park. The Bucs swept the Cards in a rare doubleheader to move into 1st place in the National League Central. (Courier Photo/William McBride/File)

Andrew McCutchen makes a sliding catch against the St Louis Cardinals on July 30 at PNC Park. The Bucs swept the Cards in a rare doubleheader to move into 1st place in the National League Central. (Courier Photo/William McBride/File)

NEW YORK (AP) – Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen and Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera have won baseball’s Most Valuable Player awards.

McCutchen won the National League honor by a surprisingly wide margin Thursday. Cabrera took the AL prize for the second straight year by a comfortable gap over Mike Trout.

McCutchen received 28 of the 30 first-place votes from members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

The 27-year-old with the long, flowing dreadlocks led a baseball revival in Pittsburgh, where the Pirates stopped a record streak of 20 losing seasons and made the playoffs for the first time since 1992.

McCutchen ranked among the NL leaders by hitting .317 with 21 home runs and 84 RBIs. He also scored 97 runs, stole 27 bases and had a .404 on-base percentage.

Cabrera drew 23 of 30 first-place votes.

National League Most Valuable Players
The Associated Press

x-unanimous

2013 – Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh

2012 – Buster Posey, San Francisco

2011 – Ryan Braun, Milwaukee

2010 – Joey Votto, Cincinnati

2009 – x-Albert Pujols, St. Louis

2008 – Albert Pujols, St. Louis

2007 – Jimmy Rollins, Philadelphia

2006 – Ryan Howard, Philadelphia

2005 – Albert Pujols, St. Louis

2004 – Barry Bonds, San Francisco

2003 – Barry Bonds, San Francisco

2002 – x-Barry Bonds, San Francisco

2001 – Barry Bonds, San Francisco

2000 – Jeff Kent, San Francisco

1999 – Chipper Jones, Atlanta

1998 – Sammy Sosa, Chicago

1997 – Larry Walker, Colorado

1996 – x-Ken Caminiti, San Diego

1995 – Barry Larkin, Cincinnati

1994 – x-Jeff Bagwell, Houston

1993 – Barry Bonds, San Francisco

1992 – Barry Bonds, Pittsburgh

1991 – Terry Pendleton, Atlanta

1990 – Barry Bonds, Pittsburgh

1989 – Kevin Mitchell, San Francisco

1988 – Kirk Gibson, Los Angeles

1987 – Andre Dawson, Chicago

1986 – Mike Schmidt, Philadelphia

1985 – Willie McGee, St. Louis

1984 – Ryne Sandberg, Chicago

1983 – Dale Murphy, Atlanta

1982 – Dale Murphy, Atlanta

1981 – Mike Schmidt, Philadelphia

1980 – x-Mike Schmidt, Philadelphia

1979 – Willie Stargell, Pittsburgh, and Keith Hernandez, St. Louis

1978 – Dave Parker, Pittsburgh

1977 – George Foster, Cincinnati

1976 – Joe Morgan, Cincinnati

1975 – Joe Morgan, Cincinnati

1974 – Steve Garvey, Los Angeles

1973 – Pete Rose, Cincinnati

1972 – Johnny Bench, Cincinnati

1971 – Joe Torre, St. Louis

1970 – Johnny Bench, Cincinnati

1969 – Willie McCovey, San Francisco

1968 – Bob Gibson, St. Louis

1967 – x-Orlando Cepeda, St. Louis

1966 – Roberto Clemente, Pittsburgh

1965 – Willie Mays, San Francisco

1964 – Ken Boyer, St. Louis

1963 – Sandy Koufax, Los Angeles

1962 – Maury Wills, Los Angeles

1961 – Frank Robinson, Cincinnati

1960 – Dick Groat, Pittsburgh

1959 – Ernie Banks, Chicago

1958 – Ernie Banks, Chicago

1957 – Hank Aaron, Milwaukee

1956 – Don Newcombe, Brooklyn

1955 – Roy Campanella, Brooklyn

1954 – Willie Mays, New York

1953 – Roy Campanella, Brooklyn

1952 – Hank Sauer, Chicago

1951 – Roy Campanella, Brooklyn

1950 – Jim Konstanty, Philadelphia

1949 – Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn

1948 – Stan Musial, St. Louis

1947 – Bob Elliott, Boston

1946 – Stan Musial, St. Louis

1945 – Phil Cavarretta, Chicago

1944 – Marty Marion, St. Louis

1943 – Stan Musial, St. Louis

1942 – Mort Cooper, St. Louis

1941 – Dolph Camilli, Brooklyn

1940 – Frank McCormick, Cincinnati

1939 – Bucky Walters, Cincinnati

1938 – Ernie Lombardi, Cincinnati

1937 – Joe Medwick, St. Louis

1936 – Carl Hubbell, New York

1935 – Gabby Hartnett, Chicago

1934 – Dizzy Dean, St. Louis

1933 – Carl Hubbell, New York

1932 – Chuck Klein, Philadelphia

1931 – Frank Frisch, St. Louis

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