Mauer wins AL MVP in landslide vote; Teixeira 2nd

Monday, November 23, 2009 - 1:05pm

Joe Mauer has become only the second catcher in 33 years to win the American League Most Valuable Player Award.

The Minnesota Twins star was a near-unanimous winner in voting announced Monday by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, receiving 27 of 28 first-place votes and 387 points. Yankees teammates Mark Teixeira and Derek Jeter were second and third.

Mauer topped the AL in batting with a .365 average. He also led in on-base percentage and slugging percentage.