Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton was named the American League Most Valuable Player, on Tuesday. Richard Durrett, of espndallas.com, has the story, below.

Josh Hamilton #32 of the Texas Rangers reacts after he hit a solo home run in the bottom of the fifth inning against the San Francisco Giants in Game Three of the 2010 MLB World Series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 30, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.

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Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton was named the American League Most Valuable Player on Tuesday by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, becoming the franchise's fifth player to receive the honor.

Hamilton is the first Rangers player to win the award since Alex Rodriguez in 2003, and he also joins former Rangers winners Jeff Burroughs (1974), Juan Gonzalez (1996 and 1998) and Ivan Rodriguez (1999).

Hamilton was first on 22 of 28 ballots cast for the award. He was second on four ballots and fourth on two others for a total of 358 points.

Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton wins American League MVP award - ESPN Dallas.