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Why Posey Should Be NL's MVP

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Only two previous catchers have led the National League in batting average in a season and one of them, Cincinnati’s Ernie Lombardi, was named the league’s Most Valuable Player in 1938 after hitting .342.

Lombardi also topped the league in 1942 for Boston and catcher Bubbles Hargrave led in batting average with Cincinnati in 1926 but other players were voted MVP in those years.

Now that Buster Posey of San Francisco has become the first catcher in 70 years to win a batting title in the league, he has a chance to become only the fifth man to win the league MVP as a catcher and first to win since Cincinnati’s Johnny Bench garnered his second MVP award in 1972.

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