Kershaw and Trout named baseball’s MVPs

By Alejandro Freixes, CCNN Head Writer

Mike Trout
Mike Trout is one of the youngest MVPs ever!

As the dust settled from the World Series, where the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 after Game 7, baseball fans looked forward to the MVP announcements.

For those Dodgers and Angels fans who were disappointed that their Los Angeles teams didn’t make it past the playoffs, there’s good news! Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw was named the 2014 National League (NL) MVP and Angels outfielder Mike Trout was named the 2014 American League (AL) MVP!

Even though Kershaw went Ker-plunk during the post-season, he hurled some serious fireballs on the road to the playoffs. That’s why the National League vote was tight. Still, Kershaw has the honor of being the first NL pitcher to win the MVP since Bob Gibson in 1968.

Trout, on the other hand, was a unanimous winner, making him just the 10th MVP to completely sweep the voting. He’s also the 5th youngest player to win an MVP, and the youngest to do so in 31 years, since Cal Ripken was honored with it in 1983, at age 22.

Featured image courtesy of MLB Facebook. Image of youngest MVPs courtesy of Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Facebook.