The Hambone's connected to the ... AL MVP!

Tuesday, November 23 2010 @ 02:25 PM EST

Contributed by: Mick Doherty

HamiltonTexas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton is your 2010 AL MVP. (To which I can only say, "Well ... duh!")

That said, it wasn't quite the blowout award that yesterday's Votto-for-NL-MVP slamdunk proved to be.

Four players were named on every AL ballot -- Hamiltion, Miggy Cabrera, Robby Cano and Toronto's own Jose Bautista. And Hambone received "just" 22/28 first place votes (Votto was 31/32) with others going to Cabrera (5) and Bautista (1).

Trivia: four Rangers prior to Hamilton have won the AL MVP. Who were they? (Hint: three should be pretty "-ez" to think up!)