Josh Willingham named Twins' MVP

After finishing the season with 35 home runs and 110 RBI, Twins outfielder Josh Willingham was named the Calvin R. Griffith Award winner, given to the team's most valuable player. Scott Diamond was named the Twins' pitcher of the year and most outstanding rookie.
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