Shohei Ohtani wins 2021 MLB MVP award in American League
Written by tokyoclub on November 19, 2021
Combined photo shows Los Angeles Angels two-way player Shohei Ohtani hitting (L) on June 25, 2021, against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, Florida, and pitching on June 23 against the San Francisco Giants in Anaheim, California. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
BREAKING NEWS: Shohei Ohtani wins MLB’s 2021 American League MVP award
Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani became the first Japanese player in 20 years to be named Most Valuable Player in the majors when he claimed the American League honor on Thursday.
Ohtani and Ichiro Suzuki, in 2001, are the only Japanese players to receive a Major League Baseball MVP award, with the winner in each league determined through a vote of eligible Baseball Writers’ Association of America members at the end of each season.
Los Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani reacts after striking out Matt Chapman of the Oakland Athletics to escape a bases-loaded jam in the eighth inning at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, on Sept. 19, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo