Howard is the fourth player to be named MVP in his second season, joining Stan Musial, Vida Blue, and Cal Ripken. Howard is the first Phillie to win the award since Mike Schmdit in 1986, won his third MVP.
Other Phillies to win the award are Jim Konstanty and Chuck Klein.
Howard received 20 first place votes and 12 second place votes for 388 points. Pujols received 12 firsts, 19 seconds, and one third for 347 points.