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Shaw earns MVP honors

Shaw led the Brewers in HR (31), RBIs (101),  and hits (147).

Milwaukee - Third baseman Travis Shaw earned Brewers Most Valuable Player and Top Newcomer honors. Shaw, who was acquired via trade from Boston last December 6, batted .273 with 31 HR, 101 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 144 games this season.

He led the team in HR (T10th in NL), RBI (9th in NL), doubles (34), hits (147), extra-base hits (56) and total bases (276) while posting a .975 fielding percentage, which ranked fourth among qualifying Major League third basemen.

Corey Knebel was voted Brewers Most Valuable Pitcher.

Knebel, who was the team’s lone All-Star representative, posted a 1.78 ERA and 39 saves in 76 relief appearances.

He ranked among Major League relievers in strikeouts (T1st, 126), strikeouts per nine innings (3rd, 14.92 / 1st in NL), saves (T4th) and appearances (T5th / T1st in NL).

Knebel’s 126 strikeouts shattered the franchise record for relievers in a single season (previous record was 98 by Julio Machado in 1991).

His 45 consecutive appearances with a strikeout from April 3 to July 15 broke a single-season Major League record for relievers (previous record was 39 games by Bruce Suter in 1977).

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