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Bryce Harper And Josh Donaldson Win MVP

The Nationals' Bryce Harper and Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson have both been named the 2015 MVP Winners.  (foxsports.com)

The Nationals’ Bryce Harper and Blue Jays’ Josh Donaldson have both been named the 2015 MVP Winners.
(foxsports.com)

The two winners of the 2015 Most Valuable Player Award have traveled two different paths to become the best in the game. For the Toronto Blue Jays’ Josh Donaldson, it wasn’t always an easy path and one that has taken him to more than one team. For the Washington Nationals’ Bryce Harper, not so much, he is now the youngest unanimous winner of the MVP Award at just twenty-two years old.

Donaldson, showed his defensive skills off at third base for the Jays this season as well as kept them in games with his offensive power at the plate in just his first season with the team, leading them deep into the American League Championship Series. Although it wasn’t unanimous,   had an overpowering lead over the Angels’ Mike Trout and then the Royals’ Lorenzo Cain. The twenty-nine year old, hit an impressive .297 on the season with 41 homeruns and 123 RBIs, a career best season.

Harper’s unanimous vote came ahead of the Diamondbacks’ veteran first baseman Paul Goldschmidt and the Reds’ Joey Votto. Not only is he the youngest unanimous vote-getter he is the third youngest to win the National League MVP Award in Major League history.  He hit 42 homeruns on the season, recording a .330 average and 99 RBIs.

Bethany Cohen

Bethany Cohen

Senior Editor at Legends On Deck®
Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for Examiner.com and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany
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