Outfielder Andrew McCutchen was chosen the National League’s Most Valuable Player after leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to their first playoff appearance in 21 years.
The other finalists in voting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America were Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt and St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina.
Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera earlier today won his second straight American League Most Valuable Player Award, again topping runner-up Mike Trout.
Cabrera became the first repeat winner of the AL award since Frank Thomas of the Chicago White Sox in 1993 and 1994. A Detroit player has been chosen MVP the last three seasons, with pitcher Justin Verlander winning in 2011.