Mike Trout Wins AL MVP For Second Time

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout was named the 2016 AL MVP, the second time he has won the award. It's just the fifth time in MLB history that a position player has won two MVP awards before turning 25 years old.

Here's how the voting went down:

Trout's numbers are plenty impressive. He hit .315 with 29 home runs, 100 RBIs and had 30 stolen bases this season. However, he also reached several other milestones this season. He led the AL in wins above replacement (WAR) for the fifth straight season, becoming the first player to do that since Babe Ruth.

He now also joins Barry Bonds as the only players to every finish first or second in MVP voting for five straight years, and Trout became the only player in MLB history to finish either first or second in each of his first five years in the league.

Trout ousted fellow finalists Mookie Betts of the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve to win the award.

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