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Ohtani, who burst into mourning, collected another MVP trophy… “Thank you LAA, I’m looking forward to my career in LAD.”

Shohei Ohtani (30, LA Dodgers) was selected as the MVP by the American Baseball Writers Association (BBWAA).

The Major League’s official website MLB.com said on the 29th (Korea time) that Ohtani won the MVP award at an award ceremony hosted by the New York branch of BBWAA. With the plaque in his hand, Ohtani said, “I got to receive a prestigious award. It means a lot to me as well.”

Ohtani showed tremendous performance in the 2023 season. Ohtani showed overwhelming pitching on the mound and showed off his explosive power at bat. Ohtani pitched in 23 games as a pitcher, and played 132 innings, posting 10 wins, 5 losses and an earned run average of 3.14. The on-base percentage (WHIP) per inning was only 1.06, and the hit rate was 0.184.

He was also outstanding as a batter. Ohtani had 44 homers, 94 RBIs, 102 runs, 20 stolen bases with a batting average of 0.30412 with a slugging percentage of 0.654 OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage) of 1.066 in 135 games. He was the No. 1 homerun in the American League, No. 4 in the batting average, No. 1 in the on-base percentage, No. 1 in the slugging percentage and No. 1 in the OPS.

Based on his performance, Ohtani was named the MVP of the American League. It was his second career achievement. Ohtani also unanimously won the MVP award in 2021. Then, he made a new record in the history of the Major League. Ohtani is the first player who was unanimously named MVP twice.

Ohtani, who had a historic season, signed a 10-year, 700-million-dollar mega-deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers after securing a free agent status in the Stove League. Leaving the Los Angeles Angels, Ohtani is set to move to the Dodgers where he can seek the presidency. Ohtani expressed his gratitude to the Angels at the award ceremony, vowing to play for the Dodgers.

“I want to thank all the Angels, the owners, the front office and other staff who have been with me for the past six years,” Ohtani said. “I was able to be more passionate when I played because they always supported me. I am also grateful to the team members who helped me and encouraged me and the coaching staff who showed great support every day,” he said, bowing to his Angels teammates. “I am also grateful to the Dodgers who trusted me. I am looking forward to the next stage of my career.”

Along with Ohtani, Ronald Acuña Jr. (27, Atlanta Braves) was also named MVP. Last year, Acuña Jr. recorded 106 RBIs and 149 runs with 41 homers and 73 steals in 159 games with a batting average of 0.337 and a slugging percentage of 0.596 OPS 1.012. He became the first player in Major League history to achieve 40 homers and 40 steals. 꽁머니사이트

“I just started doing what I can. I feel stronger, faster and healthier than ever,” said Acuña Jr., who was named MVP, confident that he will be able to do well in 2024.

Gerrit Cole (34) of the New York Yankees, the winner of the American League Cy Young Award, also came to the podium and said, “I’m happy to receive this award. It gives me confidence and confidence in my efforts. It’s the day I’ve dreamed of since I was little. I can’t believe it.” Blake Snell (32), the winner of the National League Cy Young Award, also said, “This award means a lot to me. Thank you.”

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