Shohei Ohtani put it all together in 2021 and the Los Angeles Angels' two-way superstar earned himself the American League Most Valuable Player award Thursday, receiving all 30 first-place votes for his historic campaign.
The 27-year-old hit 46 home runs with 100 RBI at the plate and went 9-2 with a 3.18 ERA and 156 strikeouts in 23 starts as a pitcher and becomes the first two-way player to win the MVP award since its inception in 1931.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. finished second in voting, placing second on 29 of the 30 ballots, while Blue Jays teammate Marcus Semien came in third.
Ohtani is the second Japanese-born player to win an MVP award, joining Ichiro Suzuki (2001).
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