Mike Trout of Angels Unanimously Voted American League MVP

Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels was unanimously named the Most Valuable Player in the American League in voting by the Baseball Writers Association of America.

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, who yesterday became the youngest player to win the Cy Young Award three times, is a finalist for the MVP Award in the National League, along with Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins.

Trout was named AL Rookie of the Year in 2012 and finished second in MVP that year and in 2013. Trout is the second player to finish runner-up in consecutive MVP balloting before winning the third year. Mickey Mantle first accomplished the feat in 1960-62.

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