Ever since 2013, the American League has won the All-Star Game, and on Tuesday night they secured their 8th straight win. Although, this year’s All-Star Game resulted in another groundbreaking accomplishment.
Toronto Blue Jay’s first baseman, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. became the Youngest All-Star player to win the MVP Award.
22 years old and already a superstar.
— MLB (@MLB) July 14, 2021
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is the son of MLB Hall of Famer, Vladimir Guerrero Sr. and has been in the spotlight since he was young. Both players are now a part of a very small circle of fathers and sons who have hit a homer in the All-Star Game.
this little boy grew up to become MVP of the 2021 MLB All-Star Game. pic.twitter.com/X9y2ZmKfKw
— Cut4 (@Cut4) July 14, 2021
Guerrero Jr. thanked his father personally in his post-game interview and showed off his new trophy.
"I honestly just want to thank my Dad, this is for you." ???
After being named the youngest All-Star Game MVP in MLB history, Vlad Jr. paid tribute to Vlad Sr. ? pic.twitter.com/iub3D9O0gO
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) July 14, 2021
All eyes were on Guerrero Jr. this season, especially considering how he has been performing. He found his rhythm with 28 home runs on the season so far.
However, what secured his MVP Award win was a 468 ft dinger that was launched towards left. Coors Field is known for having a high amount of homers, but Guerrero Jr. took that to a new level. At 22 years old, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. took the spotlight and made history.
In Dodgers’ All-Star news, Justin Turner recorded the lone Dodger hit and Chris Taylor made a great play in center field ranging to his left to cut down a for sure double in spacious Coors Field.
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) July 14, 2021
All-Star Week has come and gone, but do not forget, next year, the All-Star Game will be making its way to Dodger Stadium.