For the first time in the history of the MVP award the recipients in both the National and American League did so in unanimous fashion.
The MVP for Acuna marks the eighth time a member of the Atlanta Braves has won the award. Acuna beat out Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman of the Los Angeles Dodgers for the award. Freeman was the last member of the Braves to win the award.
During the 2023 season Acuna hit 41 home runs and had an NL-leading 73 stolen bases establishing the 40-70 club.
Ohtani won his second award after playing as a two-way player for much of the season. On the mound Ohtani was 10-5 with a 3.14 ERA across 132 innings. At the plate he compiled a .304/.412/.654 line leading the AL with 44 home runs and producing a MLB best 1.066 OPS while adding 20 stolen bases to his stat line.