The Baseball Writers Affiliation of America held its annual awards dinner Saturday night time in New York, formally handing out its 4 awards in a black-tie affair.
Shohei Ohtani, who signed a report 10-year contract with the Dodgers that can ultimately pay him a complete of $700 million, accepted his second American League MVP award within the final three years.
“BBWAA, thanks for internet hosting such an important occasion, and for all the time making us really feel welcome. To all of the writers who voted for me, thanks,” Ohtani stated in his two-minute acceptance speech in English. “This MVP award may be very prestigious, and profitable this award means the world to me. So, deep appreciation goes out to everybody who voted for me to win this AL MVP award.
“To my fellow recipients: congratulations to all of you, and the years you've had, and for a few of you up there for the careers you've had. To the Angels group, possession, entrance workplace , and all the workers, thanks for the previous six years. I all the time respect your help and permitting me the chance to play this recreation that I’m so obsessed with. To my teammates and training workers, for you have got helped and inspired me all year long, I’ve felt your help on daily basis.
“To the Dodgers group for believing in me. I'm trying ahead to this subsequent section in my profession.
“To all of the followers world wide who help not solely me, however Main League Baseball, we thanks and respect you. To the nation of Japan, your infinite and passionate help that you just give me on daily basis helps drive me to play the sport like me. To my help group, beginning with my agent Nez Balelo and his spouse Liz – attending tonight. To CAA for all their help, and naturally to Ippei Mizuhara for all the time being there about me.
“Lastly, to my household and buddies, thanks, I respect you all. Thanks.”