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Freddie Freeman Beats Out Mookie Betts, Manny Machado For NL MVP

Nov 13, 2020 8:40 AM

Freddie Freeman was named National League MVP on Thursday.

Freeman received 28 of the 30 first-place votes in balloting by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts got the other two firsts to finish second, and San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado was third.

The Atlanta Braves star battled COVID-19 earlier this year.

"It impacted me pretty hard," Freeman said.


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Jose Abreu Named American League MVP

Nov 13, 2020 8:35 AM

Jose Abreu has been named the American League MVP after helping lead the Chicago White Sox to their first playoff berth in 12 years.

Abreu, 33, received 21 of 30 first-place votes and 374 points in voting announced by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez was second with eight first-place votes and 303 points, and New York Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu, who won the AL batting crown, followed with one first-place vote and 230 points.


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Indians' Shane Bieber Unanimously Wins AL Cy Young

Nov 12, 2020 8:31 AM

Shane Bieber was the unanimous winner of the AL Cy Young Award on Wednesday.

Bieber went 8-1 with a 1.63 ERA and 122 strikeouts in 77⅓ innings during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season for the Cleveland Indians. He led the Major Leagues in strikeouts, ERA and tied for the most wins.

Twins right-hander Kenta Maeda finished second in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, followed by Toronto Blue Jays left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu.


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Trevor Bauer Becomes First Reds Pitcher To Win Cy Young

Nov 12, 2020 8:28 AM

Trevor Bauer has won the National League Cy Young award, the first member of the Cincinnati Reds to earn the honor.

Bauer beat out finalists Yu Darvish of the Chicago Cubs and Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets in the voting.

deGrom had won the award the last two seasons.

Bauer went 5-4 with an NL-best 1.73 ERA in 11 starts, helping the Reds reach the playoffs for the first time since 2013. Animated on the field and outspoken off it, the 29-year-old right-hander struck out 100 in 73 innings and led the majors with two shutouts, a pair of seven-inning performances on doubleheader days.


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Kyle Lewis Wins AL Rookie Of The Year In Unanimous Vote

Nov 10, 2020 8:46 AM

Seattle Mariners center fielder Kyle Lewis has won the American League Rookie of the Year award in a unanimous vote.

Lewis, 25, received all 30 first-place votes in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. He is the 12th unanimous winner of the award.

"It's just a great first step for me, and being in that category, it's just really special," he said.

He hit .259/.363/.438 with 11 home runs and five stolen bases in 57 games.


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Brewers Reliever Devin Williams Named NL's Top Rookie

Nov 10, 2020 8:41 AM

Milwaukee Brewers reliever Devin Williams has been named the National League Rookie of the Year.

Williams, 26, went 4-1 with a 0.33 ERA, striking out 53 in just 27 innings.

He is the first pitcher to win the award without recording a save or making a start during his award-winning season.

San Diego Padres second baseman Jake Cronenworth and Philadelphia Phillies infielder Alec Bohm finished tied for second in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.


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Mookie Betts, Anthony Rizzo Headline Gold Glove Winners

Nov 4, 2020 8:11 AM

Mookie Betts won his fifth-straight Gold Glove in his first season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, headlining this year's list of winners.

This year's winners were as follows:

American League/National League

C: Roberto Perez, Indians/Tucker Barnhart, Reds

1B: Evan White, Mariners/Anthony Rizzo, Cubs

2B: Cesar Hernandez, Indians/Kolten Wong, Cardinals

SS: J.P. Crawford, Mariners/Javier Baez, Cubs

3B: Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Rangers/Nolan Arenado, Rockies

LF: Alex Gordon, Royals/Tyler O'Neill, Cardinals

CF: Luis Robert, White Sox/Trent Grisham, Padres

RF: Joey Gallo, Rangers/Mookie Betts, Dodgers

P: Griffin Canning, Angels/Max Fried, Braves

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Hunter Pence Announces Retirement After 14-Year Career

Sep 26, 2020 6:56 PM

Veteran outfielder Hunter Pence announced his retirement Saturday, bringing an end to a 14-year MLB career.

"Nothing can really prepare you for this part of your career, when you have say, 'I am retiring from baseball,'" Pence said in a video on Twitter. "I've given it everything I possibly can, and the game has given back to me tenfold."

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Cubs' Alec Mills Throws No-Hitter At Brewers

Sep 14, 2020 1:34 AM

Chicago Cubs righty Alec Mills threw the league's second no-hitter of the season Sunday, shutting down the Milwaukee Brewers in a 12-0 victory.

Mills, 28, struck out five while walking three.

Asked in the postgame interview on the Marquee Sports Network how he felt, Mills responded: "I have no idea. It hasn't really hit me yet. I didn't really know how to celebrate. Just something that came together today."

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Ian Kinsler Retires One-Hit Short Of 2,000

Dec 21, 2019 1:18 AM

Ian Kinsler is retiring after a 14-year major league career, he announced Friday.

Kinsler, 37, told The Athletic that a herniated cervical disk that ended his 2019 season in August played a factor in his decision to retire. He ends his career one hit shy of 2,000, with 257 home runs, 909 RBIs and 243 stolen bases.

"My pride wouldn't let me go halfway at something that I've been doing at 100% for my whole baseball life," the veteran second baseman said.

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Marvin Miller, Ted Simmons Elected To Baseball HOF

Padres Making Chris Paddack, MacKenzie Gore Untouchable In Trade Talks

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Mike Trout Wins Third AL MVP Award

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Cody Bellinger Named National League MVP

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Justin Verlander Beats Out Gerrit Cole To Win AL Cy Young

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Jacob deGrom Wins 2nd Consecutive NL Cy Young Award

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Matt Chapman, Nolan Arenado Repeat As Platinum Award Winners

Nolan Arenado Headlines 2019 Gold Glove Winners

Aroldis Chapman And Josh Hader Named Relievers Of The Year

Carlos Carrasco Honored With Roberto Clemente Award

Statistician Bill James Leaving Red Sox With Four Rings

Astros' Jose Altuve Named ALCS MVP

Justin Verlander Reaches 3,000 Career Ks, 300 Ks In 2019

Pete Alonso Breaks MLB Rookie Record With 53rd HR

Nelson Cruz Hits 400th Career HR

Yankees Salute CC Sabathia In Home Finale

Gerrit Cole 18th MLB Pitcher In History With 300K's In A Season

Giants' Bruce Bochy 11th Manager To 2,000 Wins

Cubs' Organist Gary Pressey Retiring After 33 Years

Gerrit Cole Celebrates Birthday With 15-K Performance