Hamilton had an outstanding season this year leading the major leagues in batting average hitting .359 and in slugging percentage (.633). He also hit 32 home runs and had 100 RBI, while also missing time this season from suffering broken ribs.
After his outstanding season for the White Sox, Paul Konerko finished in 5th place and did not receive a single first place vote.
AL MVP Top 5:
1st Josh Hamilton 358 pts (22 first place votes)
2nd Miguel Cabrera 262 pts (5 first place votes)
3rd Robinson Cano 229 pts (0 first place votes)
4th Jose Bautista 165 pts (1 first place vote)
5th Paul Konerko