Shohei Ohtani, a name synonymous with extraordinary prowess on the baseball field, has further etched his name into the annals of baseball history. The baseball superstar, often compared to the legendary Babe Ruth, has bagged the prestigious American League Most Valuable Player (MVP) award for the second time, doing so in a unanimous vote — a feat never before achieved twice.
The MVP Crown: A Unanimous Affair
The MVP accolade, awarded by the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA), saw Ohtani emerge as the unrivaled victor, with Corey Seager and Marcus Semien of the Texas Rangers trailing in second and third places, respectively. The unanimous decision by the 30 BBWAA voters marks the second time that Ohtani has achieved this feat, his first coming in 2021.
During the 2023 season, his remarkable efforts peaked in a doubleheader against the Tigers in Detroit, where he achieved his first shutout in the first game and hit two home runs in the second.