The second unanimous AL MVP for Shohei Ohtani makes history

Shohei Ohtani, the baseball sensation known for his exceptional hitting and pitching, secured the American League Most Valuable Player (MVP) award unanimously for the second time.

The Los Angeles Angels' free agent received all 30 first-place votes from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, totaling 420 points, making him the first two-time unanimous AL MVP winner.

Ohtani's remarkable achievements in both hitting and pitching have drawn comparisons to baseball legend Babe Ruth, marking a historic milestone in his career.

Despite suffering an oblique injury, Ohtani led the AL with 44 home runs, a .304 batting average, 96 RBIs, eight triples, and 20 stolen bases in the 2023 season.

On the pitching mound, Ohtani had a 10-5 record with a 3.14 ERA in 23 starts, striking out 167 batters in 132 innings before a right elbow injury ended his season.

Ohtani's dual-threat performance has made him a standout player, leading various statistical categories and earning a 10.0 Wins Above Replacement, the highest in the majors.

He underwent right elbow surgery on September 19, ruling out pitching until 2025. His earlier Tommy John surgery in 2018 adds to his remarkable journey.

Before the injury, Ohtani was on track to potentially secure a groundbreaking $500 million contract, reflecting his significance in baseball history.

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