Shohei Ohtani, a highly skilled Major League Baseball player, recently secured the American League Most Valuable Player award for the second time. Despite facing injuries that shortened his 2023 season, Ohtani received all 30 first-place votes, proving his exceptional talent in pitching and hitting.

Known for his remarkable abilities in both aspects of the game, Ohtani was compared to the legendary Babe Ruth. Playing for the Los Angeles Angels, he displayed an impressive performance by leading the AL with 44 home runs, 20 stolen bases, and 95 RBIs. Although his pitching season was cut short due to injuries in August and September, Ohtani still managed to maintain a 3.14 ERA and 167 strikeouts in 23 starts. Expressing his desire to win after finishing second in the previous year’s voting, Ohtani mentioned through an interpreter, “My goal was to try to come out on top.” In Japan, where he began his professional career, Ohtani’s success was celebrated, receiving admiration from the government spokesperson, Hirokazu Matsuno. Meanwhile, Ronald Acuna of the Atlanta Braves emerged as the National League’s Most Valuable Player, securing a unanimous vote victory over Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Acuna’s exceptional performance, including leading the NL in various categories and contributing to the Braves’ 104 wins, marked a historic moment as both league MVP winners were unanimously chosen in the 2023 MLB season.