Shohei Ohtani tops off brilliant season with Player of the Year award

Shohei Los Angeles Angels sensation Ohtani was voted Player of the Year and the most outstanding player in the American League by his teammates in the Major Leagues during the ceremony of the Players Choice Awards given by the union.

The Philadelphia Gardener Bryce Harper was voted the most outstanding player in the National League, the Major League Baseball Players Association said Thursday.

The Toronto infielder Marcus Semien won the Marvin Miller trophy for man of the year, given to the player who inspires leadership in others.

Mark Belanger, the first former player to be hired by the Association, received the Curt Flood award for helping to defend the interests of the players and for his dedication to the union. Belanger, a former Major League shortstop, passed away in 1998.

Robbie Ray of the Blue Jays was named the most outstanding pitcher in the American League and Max Scherzer of the Los Angeles Dodgers as the most outstanding pitcher. of the National League.

Baltimore’s first baseman and outfielder Ryan Mountcastle was selected as AL’s Most Outstanding Rookie and Cincinnati second baseman Jonathan India won the award at the National.

Orioles outfielder and first baseman Trey Mancini won the AL Comeback of the Year award. He returned to play after suffering from colon cancer.

Buster Posey, catcher from San Francisco, took him in the National after opting to be absent in 2020 due to the pandemic of COVID-19 and after having adopted premature twins.

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