The story of Corey Seager in 2020 has been one of the best in all of baseball. The Dodgers shortstop came back from a myriad of serious injuries to have one of the better offensive seasons we’ve seen in a long time. If not for Mookie Betts, he likely would have been the team MVP for the season.
And now, two years removed from Tommy John and hip surgery, Seager is taking home the World Series MVP. After a ridiculous run against the Tampa Bay Rays, Seager was voted in as the Most Valuable Player by Dodgers fans and baseball fans in general.
Corey raked all #Postseason long.
— MLB (@MLB) October 28, 2020
The win represents quite the career arc for Seager, who took home the Rookie of the Year award back in 2016. While he had a great 2017 season, injuries have kept him from reaching his full potential for the last few years, given that he wasn’t really healthy in 2019. But now the Dodgers shortstop takes his place among the games’ legends in the history books.
Seager became the 6th shortstop to take home the honors since the award was created in 1955. He joins fellow shortstops Bucky Dent, Alan Trammell, Derek Jeter, David Eckstein, and Edgar Renteria as shortstops to win it. Seager also becomes the 9th Dodgers player to win it as well.
The award comes just over a week after Seager won the MVP award for the National League Championship Series. He won that by crushing 5 homeruns for the Dodgers and propelling them to a 3 games to 1 comeback over the Braves.