MVP


Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger wins MVP award

Dodgers’ outfielder Cody Bellinger was named the National League MVP two years after he won the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year. Bellinger is the 18th former NL Rookie of the Year winner (2017) to go on to win an MVP Award, most recently Kris…


Batting champ Mookie Betts wins AL MVP

Mookie Betts was elected the American League MVP, marking the 11th time a Red Sox player was honored. The others were Ted Williams in 1946 and 1949, Jimmie Foxx in 1938, Jackie Jensen in 1958, Carl Yastrzemski in 1967, Fred Lynn in 1975, Jim Rice…





Cubs’ 2nd-year star Kris Bryant takes NL MVP

Kris Bryant became the fourth player to win an MVP Award the year after winning the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year and the second time in the NL. The other NL player was Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard, who was the Rookie of…


Mike Trout snags 2nd MVP in 5 seasons

Mike Trout, who also won in 2014, became the 15th multiple winner in the AL voting. Jimmie Foxx, Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle and Alex Rodriguez were three-time winners. Trout joins two-time winners Hank Greenberg, Hal Newhouser, Ted Williams, Roger Maris, Robin Yount, Cal…


Blue Jays’ 3B Josh Donaldson wins 2015 AL MVP

Donaldson is only the second Toronto player honored. The other was George Bell in 1987. The election marked the eighth time the AL winner was a third baseman. The others were Miguel Cabrera and Alex Rodriguez twice each and George Brett, Brooks Robinson and Al…


Nationals’ Bryce Harper wins 2015 NL MVP unamiously

Harper became the seventh player in National League MVP balloting to win the award by a unanimous vote. The others were Orlando Cepeda, Mike Schmidt, Jeff Bagwell, Ken Caminiti, Barry Bonds and Albert Pujols, the previous such winner, in 2009. There have been 10 unanimous…