The 2006 National League MVP was awarded to Ryan Howard of the Philadelhia Phillies. He had 58 home runs this year, which is the most in MLB since Barry Bonds hit 73 homeruns in 2001.
Ryan Howard beat out the 2005 NL MVP Albert Pujols who came in second. Ryan had 20 first place votes and 12 second place votes which gave him 388 points. Albert Pujols had 12 first place votes, 19 second place votes, and one third place vote which gave him a total of 347 points.
In case you were wondering, the MLB MVP awards are given out by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. I am not sure what the details are for the voting process.
Anyway, congratulations to Ryan Howard for a great year and for winning the 2006 MLB NL MVP award!