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Ohtani Wins MLB's American League MVP Award Unanimously

Ohtani Wins MLB's American League MVP Award Unanimously

   Los Angeles, Nov. 18 (Jiji Press)--Japanese two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday unanimously won the 2021 MVP award for Major League Baseball's American League.
   He collected all 30 first-place votes cast by reporters from the Baseball Writers' Association of America, becoming the second Japanese to receive the AL MVP award after Ichiro Suzuki, a former Seattle Mariners player, who won the award in 2001.
   Ohtani, 27, shone as both a pitcher and a batter during his fourth season in MLB. He hit 46 home runs, the third most in the league, marked a batting average of .257 and scored 100 RBIs, 103 runs and 26 stolen bases. As a pitcher, he recorded nine wins and two losses.
   He played as the first full-fledged two-way player since legend Babe Ruth did in 1918 and 1919.

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