Jose Abreu was a field and club captain for the Chicago White Sox
He’s been a steady source of production in the middle of the Sox lineup since he signed a $ 68 million free six-year agent deal in October 2013
Abreu was chosen as the prestigious award winner Thursday in the vote by the American Baseball Writers Association, with 374 points, including 21 out of 30 votes for first place Cleveland Indian captain third Jose Ramirez took second place with 303 points (eight votes for first place Second main player DJ LeMahieu, the New York Yankees finished third with 230 points and 1 vote for first place.
Abreu, 33, joins Frank Thomas (1993-1994), Dick Allen (1972) and Nelly Fox (1959) as the only Sox players to receive the MVP
“It is very special that we win this award and do more this year with all the adversities and challenges we have faced,” Abreu said in a statement. “I feel proud and humbled. I have worked hard for it, and even though I am not focused on winning awards, getting this award seems just an appreciation for all the work, and all the effort that I put in during my entire career to get to this point now, my mom can really She says she has MVP as a son, and can go on saying I’m her best
“This award is dedicated to my family, to (president) Jerry (Reinsdorf) and the Chicago White Sox organization that gave me the opportunity to play in the major leagues and fulfill my mother’s dream to the fans and to all my coaches, colleagues and everyone who helped and supported me, this is for you too.”
Abreu played all 60 matches in 2020, and helped Sox make his debut in the supplement since 2008 cutting 317/370/617 with 15 doubles, 19 home runs, 60 RBIs, 148 total bases and 34 additional base hits led the AL in Strikes, RBIs, Slow Percentages, Total Bases and Extra Base Strikes
He is the fourth player to lead AL in strikes and RBIs in the same season, joining Jim Rice (1979), Carl Yastrzemski (1967) and Lou Gehrig (1931) and also the first qualified player to finish a match with a number of matches played by both RBI Teams such as Sami Sousa of Chicago Cubs (160) and Indian Juan Gonzalez (140) in 2001.
Abreu highlights for 2020 included six home runs in a three-game series against the Cubs on August 21-23 at Wrigley Field back three times on August 22 He also had a streak of 22 matches
The day after the streak ended, he collided with two vehicles from three runs and led in seven races in the September 12th match against the Detroit Tiger
Abreu, winner of this year’s AL Rookie Award in 2014 and three times in the All-Star, joins Zoilo Versalles of Minnesota Twins (1965) and Jose Canseco of Oakland A (1988) as Cuban citizens to earn the AL MVP award, according to Sox
Last week, Abreu won their third Slugger Silver Award while Tim Anderson and left-footer Eloy Jimenez both won their first win, giving Sox three Silver Slugger winners in the same season for the first time in the franchise’s history.
Ramirez cut 292/386/607 with 17 home matches and 46 RBIs in 58 matches, helping the Indians tie Sox to second place in AL Central. He finished tied at first in AL in runs (45)
LeMahieu led the AL with a 364 average and 421 based on the percentage of the Yankees, who ranked second in the Middle East
Sox Shortstop Tim Anderson finished seventh with 125 points. Pitcher Dallas Keuchel ranked 10th in the vote
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World News – USA – Jose Abreu received an AL MVP award, becoming the fourth player from Chicago White Sox to win the award
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