Hammer honour

December 1, 2011

Ryan Braun has been named Most Valuable Player by the National League. Nicknamed The Hebrew Hammer, the Milwaukee Brewer player helped the team to their first title in almost 30 years.

Braun, who lives in Malibu, said: "I was obviously thrilled, excited. It's honestly difficult to put into words how much this means to me."

The left fielder received 20 of 32 first-place votes and 388 points in voting announced by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Last updated: 3:22pm, December 1 2011