Marvin Miller, the union leader who revolutionized baseball by empowering players to negotiate multimillion-dollar contracts and to play for teams of their own choosing, was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Sunday along with former St. Louis Cardinals catcher Ted Simmons.
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The San Diego Padres are expected to look to upgrade their roster via trade this offseason, but they are already making a pair of players untouchable.
Chris Paddack and MacKenzie Gore are "virtually untouchable" in talks, according to a report.
Paddack is coming off an impressive season and Gore is a consensus top-five prospect.
Mike Trout has won his third American League MVP award, beating out Alex Bregman.
Trout received 17 first place votes while Bregman received the other 13.
Marcus Semien finished third.
Trout is one of 11 players to win three MVPs while Barry Bonds had seven.
Cody Bellinger has been named National League Most Valuable Player, receiving first place votes on 19 of 30 ballots.
Christian Yelich finished second with Anthony Rendon coming in third.
Bellinger, a .305/.406/.629 hitter with 47 home runs and 15 stolen bases, is the first Los Angeles Dodgers player to win the MVP since Clayton Kershaw in 2014.
"It's what you dream of, man," Bellinger said.
Justin Verlander beat out Gerrit Cole to win his second Cy Young award, receiving 17 first place votes compared to 13 for Cole.
Charlie Morton finished third one year after leaving the Houston Astros in free agency.
"The adversity I went through puts a new perspective on everything,'' he said. "I mean, still would've liked to have won a couple of them.''
Verlander finished second to Cole in ERA (2.58) and strikeouts (300).
Cole, 29, went 20-5 while leading the AL in ERA (2.50) and strikeouts (326), the latter the most in baseball since Randy Johnson struck out 334 in 2002.
Jacob deGrom has won his second straight Cy Young award, receiving 29 of 30 first place votes.
DeGrom, 31, joins Randy Johnson, Tim Lincecum, Clayton Kershaw, Scherzer, Greg Maddux and Sandy Koufax on the list of NL back-to-back winner.
Hyun-Jin Ryu finished second in voting.
"I feel like I was trying to better what I did in 2018," deGrom said Wednesday. "I think that was something I struggled with to start this year, was kind of dwelling on what happened last year. Kind of not focusing on the task ahead as much as I probably should have."
For the second consecutive year, the Athletics' Matt Chapman and the Rockies' Nolan Arenado have won their league's Rawlings Platinum Glove Award. Established in 2011, the Platinum Glove Awards are given to the best defender in each league, as selected via a fan vote from among the Gold Glove Award winners at each position.
Nolan Arenado extended his streak of winning a Rawlings Gold Glove Award in every season of his career on Sunday, when the Colorado Rockies star captured the award for National League third basemen for the seventh consecutive year.
Arenado has won the award each year since he debuted in 2013. With this year's win, he moved into sole possession of fourth place for the most Gold Gloves among third basemen and just one behind Scott Rolen for third place all time.
Closers Aroldis Chapman of the New York Yankees and Josh Hader of the Milwaukee Brewers were named relievers of the year on Saturday.
Hader won the National League award, which is named for Trevor Hoffman, for the second straight season, and Chapman earned the American League award, named for Mariano Rivera.
Carlos Carrasco didn't let cancer stop him from helping others. It inspired him to do more.
The Cleveland Indians' pitcher, who was diagnosed with a treatable form of leukemia in May, has won the 2019 Roberto Clemente Award. It is given annually by Major League Baseball to recognize a player's high character, community involvement and positive contributions.