MLB awards; wrap up crazy 2019 season

Mark Elliott, Reporter

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After the crazy 2019 season concluded, the awards came next. For eah award there is one winner in the National League and one winner in the American League. For manager of the year in the NL is cardinals manager Mike Schildt, he was supposed to be a short term replacement for Mike Matheny as he was fired, but turned out to be a huge hit, winning the NL Central in his first full year of coaching, along with a trip to the NLCS. In the AL the manager of the year was Twins manager, Rocco Baldelli. The Twins won the AL Central and broke the single season home run record by a team. Unfortunatley their season was cut short as they were swept by the red hot Yankees in the ALDS

The next award is the Rookie of the Year. In the NL the winner was Mets player Pete Alonso. He broke the rookie single season home run record with 53 home runs and with over 100 RBI’s. The AL winner was Astros left fielder Yordan Alvarez. He had a huge and early imoact on the Astros with helping leading them to the World Series, but falling short to the Nationals.

The last major award is the big one, MVP. The NL MVP was out fielder Cody Bellinger. He won a very tight MVP race aginst former MVP Christain Yelich and World Series winner Anthony Rendon. Cody Bellinger helped lead the Dodgers to the best record in MLB. Christain Yelich, might have won if it weren’t for his kneecap injury, cutting his season short. The AL MVP was expectedly Mike Trout. Sticking with a struggling Angels team year after year, and Trout lead the team in nearly every category. This was Trout’s thord MVP, as Trout is showing no signs of slowing down

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