The Washington Times - November 22, 2011, 02:25PM

Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun earned a well-deserved honor as the National League’s Most Valuable Player, as announced on Tuesday. 

Braun put together a phenomenal season as the Brewers battled into the National League Championship Series.


The Nationals had their own representation on the MVP ballot with Michael Morse’s breakout season earning him a 19th-place finish in the voting.

Morse was easily the Nationals best offensive player and a model of consistency as he finished the season with a .303 batting average, .360 on-base percentage, 31 home runs and 95 RBI. As he solidified himself in the cleanup spot behind Ryan Zimmerman, he played strong defense at first base in the absence of Adam LaRoche and transitioned back to left field at the end of the season in preparation for LaRoche’s healthy return.

Morse appeared on two ballots, receiving one seventh place vote and one 10th place vote.

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