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In American sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. Initially used in professional sports, the term is now also commonly used in amateur sports, as well as in other completely unrelated fields of endeavor such as business.

Specific awards include:

A similar award in some sports is man of the match.

In computing, it is used as Most Valuable Professional. A yearly award by Microsoft to members of the community.

In medicine, MVP refers to a heart defect called mitral valve prolapse.

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What is Mitral Valve Prolapse? (280 words)
In MVP, sometimes small amounts of blood may leak backward into the upper chamber of the heart because the valve does not close normally.
With MVP, symptoms do not begin before the early teenage years (approximately age 14 in girls and 15 in boys), but adults of any age may be affected.
MVP tends to run in families, so those with blood relatives with MVP have a greater chance of also having the condition.
DailyGame Review: MVP Baseball 2003 [Xbox] [PS2] [PC] (1718 words)
With MVP Baseball 2003, just about everything from graphics to gameplay has been re-tooled, and the result is one of the top baseball games released this year.
The interface is entirely new in MVP Baseball 2003, with a behind-the-batter perspective that shows not only the strike zone but also each individual batter’s "hot zone." This is a nice inclusion, because you immediately know where to pitch and where not to pitch for certain batters.
MVP Baseball 2003 has a nice (in theory) new feature that allows you to tap the throw button for short tosses and really hold it down for long bombs.
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