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(Update 2) Ohtani Unanimously Named American League MVP

(Update 2) Ohtani Unanimously Named American League MVP

   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 MLB MVP winner, after Ichiro Suzuki, a former Seattle Mariners player, who won the award in 2001.
   "I'm very happy," Ohtani, 27, told a conference call after the MVP announcement. "I was a little surprised to learn that I was picked unanimously."
   He added, "I think that I will see the peak of my career as an athlete in the next five to seven years, so I want to do my best."
   Ohtani also expressed his gratitude to the fans and many others who supported him, including the doctors who did his surgery.

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