MVP

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 Rosen once apiece (Rodriguez also…


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 winners in the American League,…



After being runner-up twice in a row, Mike Trout wins 2014 AL MVP unanimously

Mike Trout was the 10th unanimous winner of the AL award. The others: Hank Greenberg, Al Rosen, Mickey Mantle, Frank Robinson, Denny McLain, Reggie Jackson, Jose Canseco, Frank Thomas and Ken Griffey Jr. There have been six unanimous winners in the National League. Trout was the second player to win…


Andrew McCutchen wins Pirates’ 1st MVP since 1992

Pittsburgh center fielder Andrew McCutchen, whose all-around play helped the Pirates reach postseason play for the first time in 21 years, was elected the National League Most Valuable Player in balloting by the BBWAA that was announced on MLB Network. McCutchen, 27, was named first on 28 ballots, second on…


Miguel Cabrera goes back-to-back to win AL MVP

Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera did not duplicate his feat of winning Major League Baseball’s Triple Crown in 2013, but he did duplicate his victory in the American League Most Valuable Player Award balloting by the BBWAA that was announced on MLB Network. Cabrera, 30, was listed first on…


Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera wins AL MVP

Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera, who was the first player in 45 years to win Major League Baseball’s Triple Crown of hitting, was named the American League Most Valuable Player in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America that was announced on the MLB Network. Cabrera, 29, was…


Buster Posey comes back from injury to win NL MVP

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey, who came back from a devastating injury in 2011 to help his team win the National League West title this season, was elected the league’s Most Valuable Player in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America that was announced on the MLB Network….


Ryan Braun slugs his way to 2011 NL MVP

Milwaukee left fielder Ryan Braun, whose slugging and clutch hitting helped the Brewers win the National League Central title, was named the league’s Most Valuable Player in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Braun, who turned 28 last Thursday, was listed first on 20 ballots and second on…


Justin Verlander completes rare double, winning MVP to go with Cy Young

Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, the unanimous choice for the American League Cy Young Award this year, added the AL Most Valuable Player Award trophy to his collection as well in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Verlander, 28, became the first starting pitcher in 25 years to…