Congratulations, Justin Verlander, the American League’s Most Valuable Player, and the first pitcher to win the hardware since Dennis Eckersley in 1992.
The vote breakdown may be found on the Baseball Writers Association of America web site.
Via Twitter here is a smattering of instant reactions to the results:
Craig Calcaterra, NBC HardballTalk: “To people lamenting that this year’s MVP vote halted recent progress in awards voting: True, but it greatly advanced the cause of lols”
Moshe Mandel, River Avenue Blues: “So no one votes for pitchers in a decade, then they all vote for one in a great but hardly historic season. We’ve all been Morosi’d”
Colin Wyers, Baseball Prospectus: “The guy who voted for Young put Bautista seventh on his ballot. Shocking. t.co/MnY20W9s”
Logan Morrison, Florida Marlins: “Probably a safe bet that @JustinVerlander will receive more NL MVP votes than me tomorrow…”