Christian Yelich, Mookie Betts Win MVP Awards


He also made a run at the Triple Crown leading the league in batting and finishing 2nd in RBI's and 3rd in home runs. He won the AL batting title with a.346 average and also paced the league in slugging (.640) while becoming the second Red Sox player in history to record a 30-30 season, joining Jacoby Ellsbury.

And he achieved a little bit of history with this #feat. Yelich finished tied for third in home runs and tied for second in RBIs.

Mookie Betts is ready to become an ambassador for baseball, now that he's won a batting title, World Series and Most Valuable Player award with Boston.

Yelich earned 29 of 30 first-place votes and 415 total points in winning over Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez and Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado. Atlanta first baseman Freddie Freeman finished fourth with 174, and the other first-place vote went to New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom, the NL Cy Young Award victor, who finished fifth.

Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts continues to rack up the awards.

Betts owns something approaching his own chapter of the Boston record book after just his fourth full season.

"It means a lot", Betts said, according to

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"Right now I'm just focused on the 2019 season coming up", Betts said. Two-time victor Mike Trout was in the running, ultimately finishing a distant second in the voting. He set career highs with 36 homers and 110 RBIs and had a 1.000 OPS.

In his debut season with the team, Yelich led the Brewers to a 96-win season and a spot in the NL playoffs for the first time since 2011.

Surprisingly, the only other first-place vote was cast for New York Mets' ace Jacob Degrom who was awarded the NL Cy Young yesterday.

Clearly, though, Yelich stood above the rest of the position-player field.

Yelich almost became the NL's first Triple Crown victor since Joe Medwick in 1937, finishing two homers shy of Arenado and one RBI back of Baez.

The Brewers went on to advance to the NL Championship Series; they fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers in seven games, leaving the club one win shy of its first pennant since 1982. He also had 47 doubles, five triples, 129 runs and 80 RBIs, and his 1.078 OPS was second in Major League Baseball behind only Trout (1.088).