Ryan Braun Named National League Most Valuable Player

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Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has been named the the 2011 National League Most Valuable Player, as voted by the Baseball Writers Association of America.

The four-time Silver Slugger led the league in slugging percentage (.597), OPS (.994) and was second in batting average (.332).  Braun was became the second Brewer to join the 30-30 club with 33 home runs and 33 stolen bases.

The 28-year-old won the National League Rookie of the Year award in 2007, and has finished in the top 15 in MVP voting each of the past four seasons.