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Hamilton Named MVP of ALCS

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    ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 22: Josh Hamilton #32 of the Texas Rangers rounds third base to score in the fifth inning of Game Six of the ALCS against the New York Yankees during the 2010 MLB Playoffs at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 22, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Josh Hamilton

    Josh Hamilton had spooked the Yankees so much by Game 6, they threw the ball to the backstop when trying to issue him an intentional walk. That's the kind of impact an MVP makes.

    Hamilton is the most valuable player of the American League championship series after hitting four homers and driving in seven in the six-game series, leading the Texas Rangers to their first World Series appearance.

    The tattooed slugger hit a three-run homer in his first at-bat in Game 1 and just kept hurting the Yankees -- expect when he was intentionally walked. New York gave him an intentional pass an ALCS-record five times, three on Friday night.