Can You Match These MLB MVPs to Their Teams?

Jim Miller

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It's one of the highest honors in pro sports. Each season, the Major League Baseball Most Valuable Player Award goes to two players -- one from the American League and one from the National League. Can you match these MVP players to their teams?

Josh Donaldson

In 2015, Josh Donaldson won AL MVP as a third baseman for the Bluejays. He was also named an All-Star three years in a row, from 2014 to 2016.

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Joe Mauer

Joe Mauer won AL MVP honors as a part of the 2009 Twins squad. That season, he was the first catcher ever to lead the league in batting average, slugging percentage and on-base percentage.

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Mike Trout

Mike Trout is currently the best player in all of baseball ... and he plays for the Angels. In 2014 and 2016 he won AL MVP, and he's also a six-time All-Star. His batting average is well above .300.

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Joey Votto

Joey Votto was named NL MVP in 2010 as a member of the Cincinnati Reds. His batting average is a ridiculous .313 and he's blasted more than 250 home runs.

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Clayton Kershaw

As a starting pitcher for the Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw has turned into a true celebrity. He's already a seven-time All-Star, and he was named NL MVP in 2014, the same year he won one of his three Cy Young Awards.

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Miguel Cabrera

Miguel Cabrera, or just "Miggy," is one of the best players in Tigers history. He's a two-time AL MVP and an 11-time All-Star dating back to his days with the Marlins.

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Ryan Howard

Ryan Howard excelled with the Phillies, where he managed to become NL MVP in 2006. But in 2016 he was traded to the Rockies and demoted to the minors. Perhaps the 2008 World Series champ will revive his fortunes in Denver.

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Bryce Harper

Bryce Harper is the outstanding right fielder for the Nationals. In 2012 he was named Rookie of the Year, and in 2015, a great hitting season left him as the winner of the NL MVP award.

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Justin Verlander

During his days with the Tigers, Verlander was a standout pitcher who snagged the 2011 Cy Young Award. That's the same season he won AL MVP -- he was the first starting pitcher to win the award since Roger Clemens back in '86.

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Ryan Braun

In 2011, Braun earned NL MVP honors as an outfielder for the Brewers. But his triumph was stained by a suspension linked to a drug scandal.

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Dustin Pedroia

Second baseman Dustin Pedroia was the AL MVP in 2008. He's closing in on 1,800 hits and has already won two World Series titles with the Red Sox.

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Andrew McCutchen

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen was the NL MVP in 2013. He was the first Pirates player to take the honor since a guy named Barry Bonds (1992).

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Jimmy Rollins

For five straight seasons, the Phillies won their division, in large part thanks to a savvy shortstop named Jimmy Rollins. Rollins was NL MVP in 2007 and helped Philly win a World Series the following year.

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Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez, or just "A-Rod" won AL MVP three times in his prolific career, during which he became a 14-time All-Star shortstop and third baseman. Two of his MVP awards came during his time with the Yankees.

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Reggie Jackson

In 1973, Reggie Jackson won his first and only AL MVP, as a right fielder for the Athletics. He also garnered two World Series MVP awards during his 21-season career.

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Barry Bonds

Seven times -- yes, seven -- Barry Bonds was named NL MVP during his career with the Giants and Pirates. But Bonds will forever be linked to baseball's notorious steroid scandal.

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Justin Morneau

Justin Morneau won AL MVP in 2006 when he was playing for the Twins. His bat caught fire that year, with 130 RBI and 34 home runs.

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Ken Griffey, Jr.

Ken Griffey, Jr. was 1997's AL MVP, when he was an explosive center fielder for the Mariners. When he retired, his home run tally was an amazing 630.

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Miguel Tejada

Miguel Tejada started his career in 1997 and became a journeyman of sorts. But it was 2002, when he had a standout batting year for Oakland, that he garnered the AL MVP. That year, he hit 34 home runs with a .308 batting average.

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Ken Caminiti

For 15 seasons, Ken Caminiti was an outstanding third baseman, and in 1996 he was named NL MVP when he was a Padre. He was also a three-time All-Star and Gold Glove Award winner.

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Sammy Sosa

1998 was the season that saw Sosa and Mark McGwire battling each other to beat Roger Maris' home run record. That's also the season that Sosa, working for the Cubs, won the NL MVP award.

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Barry Larkin

Barry Larkin played his entire legendary career with the Cincinnati Reds and was a big reason the team won the 1990 World Series. He batted .319 in 1995, the year he won NL MVP.

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Kirk Gibson

In Game 1 of the 1988 World Series, Gibson hit one of the most famous home runs in baseball history. It was the same year that he was named NL MVP, in large part due to his fiery leadership.

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Cal Ripken, Jr.

For 21 long seasons, Cal Ripken, Jr. was baseball's "Iron Man," who played 2,632 consecutive games, far more than any other player. In both '83 and '91, he was named AL MVP. He played for the Orioles every year of his career.

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Jose Canseco

Jose Canseco is one of the few MLB players who admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs. But before all of that, he was the AL MVP in 1988 thanks to his powerful hitting with Oakland.

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Don Mattingly

Don Mattingly is a true Yankee -- he played all 14 of his seasons with New York. In 1985, he was named AL MVP, thanks to his .324 batting average and 35 home runs.

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Ryne Sandberg

For 16 seasons, Sandberg made a name for himself -- but it was his exemplary performance with the Cubs that made him NL MVP (1984). That year he had 200 hits and a .314 batting average.

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George Brett

Brett started his career with the Royals all the way back in '73 … and then proceeded to play 21 seasons for the Royals. He was AL MVP in 1980, but it wasn't until five years later that the Royals won the World Series, in large part due to Brett's performance.

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Roger Clemens

For 24 seasons, Clemens terrorized opposing batters with his lightning-fast pitches. In 1986, he won the AL MVP with the Red Sox. He also won seven Cy Young Awards, the last in 2004, three years before he retired.

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Pete Rose

Pete Rose won just a single NL MVP award -- in 1973, after he'd already been with the Reds for a decade. He has more hits than any other player in history, but is also banned from the Hall of Fame due to the fact that he gambled on baseball games during his career.

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