Josh Hamilton - 2010 AL MVP
What a year for the Josh Hamilton being an All Star, winning the AL Championship winners, getting to their first World Series and now winning the AL MVP Award.
The team built around 2010 AL MVP John Hamilton's offense, Elvis Andrus' defense, Cliff Lee's pitching and 2010 ROY Neftali Feliz closing it out had a very memorable season ending with a World Series berth.
Josh Hamilton "Hambone" in a Texas Rangers jersey has put his past aside and shown great leadership and perseverance to now put him in an elite class of major leaguers winning the Al MVP award. The monumental homeruns and the diving catches have molded Josh into not only an allstar to the fans at the Ballpark of Arlington but in the eyes of the purest baseball minds in earning this award. As I had the luxury of sitting in the third row first base side of the stadium at Rangers games down the stretch, I watched Josh come of the field and into the dugout and witnessed the joy of playing baseball in a man that had once walked away from the game. The talents that Hamilton possess have always been there as his number one draft pick in 1999 by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays would admit. But, 2010 was Josh's year to shine and shine all the way with the help of his teamates to the World Series. The nation knows Josh as a ball player, but the people of Texas know him not for just a ballplayer but, as a humble survivor who made his life a winner. IamSecond is his life, for all of us fans of baseball what a blessing that is so we can see the greatness of Josh Hamilton!