Joe Mauer Wins AL MVP

Joe Mauer became only the second catcher in 33 years to win the American League Most Valuable Player Award on Monday. The Twins catcher earned 27 out of 28 first place votes, and was followed in the voting by Yankees teammates Mark Teixeira and Derek Jeter. Mauer batted .365—a major-league record for a catcher—and became the first repeat batting champion since Nomar Garciaparra won in 1999 and 2000.