Nationals star Bryce Harper and Blue Jays star Josh Donaldson were the favorites to bring home baseball’s MVP awards for the National League and the American League, and it was officially rewarded today.
Harper, 23 had one of the best seasons in Major League history for his age group, batting .330 with 42 home runs and 99 runs batted in on the year. While the Nationals didn’t make the playoffs, Harper had just too good of a season for him not to be a unanimous selection, which netted him the youngest unanimous MVP selection in MLB history.
For Donaldson, 29, he also had a career year in his first year with the Blue Jays, batting .297 with 41 home runs 123 runs batted in, becoming the first player since Vladimir Guerrero in 2004 to win the MVP award in his first season with the team.
Harper became the first MVP winner to win the award without his team making the playoffs since 2008 when Albert Pujols won it in 2008 with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Congratulations to Harper and Donaldson on great seasons.
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