IN AUGUST, Mike Trout and Clayton Kershaw faced any other in a regular-season diversion for a initial time.
Trout singled, doubled and struck out looking.
Yesterday, they came together again as MVPs of their particular leagues.
Trout, a Millville, N.J., local who had finished second to Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera a final dual seasons, became a youngest unanimous MVP collect when he won a American League endowment during a age of 23.
Trout, of a Los Angeles Angels, perceived all 30 first-place votes and 420 points in balloting by members of a Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Detroit designated hitter Victor Martinez was second with 229 points and Cleveland outfielder Michael Brantley third with 185.
Trout strike .287 and set career highs in home runs (36) and RBI (111) while heading a vital leagues in runs with 115 and extra-base hits with 84. In his third full season, he matched his bests in doubles (39) and triple (nine).
“The power’s really up,” he said. “Getting a small comparison and a small stronger.”
Kershaw, of a Los Angeles Dodgers, who won his third NL Cy Young Award progressing in a week, became a initial pitcher to win a National League MVP endowment given Bob Gibson in 1968.
Kershaw got 18 of 30 first-place votes and 355 points. He drew 9 second-place votes, one third and span of fourths.
“To be a pitcher and win a MVP, it’s flattering awesome,” he said.
The 26-year-old lefty led a majors in wins and ERA while going 21-3 with a 1.77 ERA and throwing a no-hitter.
Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton got 8 first-place ballots and 298 points. He led a NL with 37 homers and was second with 105 RBI.
Pittsburgh’s Andrew McCutchen got 4 firsts and 271 points in his bid to win a endowment for a second true year. He strike .314 with 25 home runs and 83 RBI for a wild-card Pirates.
Kershaw pronounced a MVP and Cy Young prizes don’t “take a prick divided of what happened in a playoffs,” in that a Dodgers were separated by St. Louis in a initial round. Kershaw, so brillian during a unchanging season, had a unsatisfactory postseason for a second year in a row. He went 0-2 with a 7.82 ERA opposite a Cardinals in a Division Series, withdrawal him 1-5 with a 5.12 ERA in a postseason.
* Longtime manager and star shortstop Alvin Dark has died during his home in Easley, S.C. He was 92. Dark, a 1948 vital joining Rookie of a Year and a three-time All-Star, played and managed World Series champions.
In 1951 during a Polo Grounds in New York, Dark began one of a biggest rallies in ball story with a leadoff singular in a bottom of a ninth inning for a New York Giants in an NL streamer playoff opposite Brooklyn. Bobby Thomson capped that quip with a home run that became famous as “The Shot Heard ‘Round a World.”
The Dodgers had a double-digit lead over a Giants as late as Aug that season.
Dark, who played 55 games for a Phillies in 1960, was 994-954 in 13 seasons as a vital joining manager.
* Designated hitter Victor Martinez has concluded to a $68 million, 4-year agreement to stay with Detroit, according to reports.
* The San Diego Padres won a behest for rights to South Korean pitcher Kwang Hyun Kim and have 30 days to strech a understanding with a 26-year-old lefthander.