Corey Seager Wins Second World Series MVP Award
Seager Joins Elite Company with Rangers’ World Series Victory
PHOENIX — Corey Seager has etched his name in baseball history once again, earning his second Willie Mays World Series Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet. The star shortstop played a pivotal role in helping the Texas Rangers secure their first-ever World Series title, solidifying his status as one of the game’s greats.
Seager, who previously won the MVP honor with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2020, now finds himself in exclusive company after the Rangers defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks with a commanding 5-0 win in Game 5 of the World Series at Chase Field.
With this achievement, Seager becomes only the fourth player in history to win multiple World Series MVP Awards, joining the ranks of legendary Hall of Famers Sandy Koufax, Bob Gibson, and Reggie Jackson. Notably, Seager and Jackson are the only two players to accomplish this feat with different teams.
“Yeah, I mean, I don’t think you can ever fathom that,” Seager humbly expressed. “It’s a pretty special group to be part of.”
Despite the accolades, Seager remains modest and deflects the praise onto his teammates. “It truly is incredible, but it’s not just me, man,” Seager emphasized. “What this team did and how we competed and all the guys in there rallying, we don’t really have one leader.”
Seager’s impact was undeniable throughout the 2023 Fall Classic, as he showcased his power at the plate. The 29-year-old slugger hit three home runs, including a series-altering smash in Game 1 that tied the game and ignited the Rangers’ momentum. In total, Seager went 6-for-21 (.286) with three home runs, one double, three walks, six RBIs, and six runs scored.
“I don’t know what else to say about the man; he’s just incredible,” praised Rangers manager Bruce Bochy. “He’s a guy you want up there, obviously.”
Teammate Travis Jankowski echoed the sentiment, declaring, “It’s insane. He’s just the best player on the planet.”
Seager’s heroics were not limited to the World Series stage. He was also named the MVP of the 2020 National League Championship Series, further solidifying his reputation as a clutch performer. It is worth noting that both the 2020 NLCS and World Series were played at Globe Life Field in a bubble due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Reflecting on Seager’s exceptional talent, Rangers starter Max Scherzer, who played alongside him in Los Angeles, marveled, “He’s just the freakin’ Terminator out there, demolishing balls. Now, I come here and see him doing the same thing, but somehow better. He just goes out and does MVP stuff every day.”
Seager’s impact extends beyond the field, as his presence in the Rangers’ lineup has brought a new level of excitement to the team and its fans. Following the 2021 season, Seager signed a monumental 10-year, $325 million deal with the