MVP

Angels’ Shohei Ohtani wins AL MVP unanimously

Shohei Ohtani, who starred as a hitter and pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels, won the American League MVP Award unanimously, becoming the 11th player to sweep the voting in the AL. The other unanimous winners in the AL: Hank Greenberg (1935), Al Rosen (1953), Mickey Mantle (1956), Frank Robinson…


Phillies’ Bryce Harper wins his 2nd MVP

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper was named the National League MVP, the second time he has won the award. Harper won in 2015 with the Washington Nationals. It marks the eighth time a Phillies player has won the award with Harper joining Jimmy Rollins (2007), Ryan Howard (2006), three-time winner…


Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman wins NL MVP

Freddie Freeman of the Atlanta Braves won the NL MVP, becoming the 16th first baseman to win the award in the NL. The list includes three-time winner Albert Pujols (2005, 2008, 2009), Frank McCormick in 1940, Dolph Camilli in 1941, Phil Cavarretta in 1945, Stan Musial in 1946 (he also…


Former Rookie of the Year José Abreu adds the AL MVP

Chicago White Sox first baseman José Abreu is the 10th former AL Rookie of the Year Award winner (2014) to go on to win an MVP Award. The others were Fred Lynn in 1975 and Ichiro Suzuki in 2001, the only players to win both awards in the same season….



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 Bryant (Rookie of the Year…


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 in 1978, Roger Clemens in…