Jeremy Peña celebrates his MVP award just minutes after the Astros were crowned world monarchs
Jeremy Peña was converted He became the first rookie to win the World Series MVP award as a position player after batting .400 in the Houston Astros' six-game victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Peña also won. the Gold Glove and the MPV of the American League Championship Series. He is the first batsman to win all three awards in one career & mdash; and everything in his rookie campaign, according to OptaSTATS.
“This is what we all dream of,” said the 25-year-old Dominican shortstop.
Peña? a single that sent He showered Zach Wheeler in Game 6, and the Astros put two running backs in circulation for the first time in the game Saturday night. Immediately afterwards, Yordan Álvarez shook his head. a three-run home run that led to Houston to a 4-1 win.
Peña closed the postseason with a .345 average, four home runs, eight RBIs and a 1.005 OPS. He is also the first rookie shortstop to win a Gold Glove, as well as the first to hit a home run in the World Series.
He was 24 when he was named the starting shortstop of the Astros after Carlos Correa left as a free agent over the winter break.
Peña was converted He became the third rookie at any position to win a Fall Classic MPV, emulating a pair of right-handed pitchers: Larry Sherry with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1959 and Cuban Liván Herná. ;ndez with the Florida Marlins in 1997.
“These comrades who are here? They kept my feet on the ground. it was worked every day. The individual awards are great, but the trophy is what we want,” he said, pointing to the commissioner's trophy that is awarded to World Series champions. “Point the camera at that thing thats there.”
He also became He is just the ninth player to win both the league championship series and World Series MVPs after batting .353 with two home runs and four RBIs against the Yankees. The other player who achieved It was pitcher Orel Hershiser who won the most valuable trophies in both series and a Gold Glove in one career. all with the Dodgers in 1988.
Peña hit; He hit .291 with 22 homers and 64 RBIs during the regular season and is likely well up in Rookie of the Year voting. Seattle outfielder Julio Rodriguez is the favorite.
Others who made the MVP double of the last two playoff series in the same year were Willie Stargell ( 1979) with Pittsburgh; Darrell Porter (1982), with St. Louis; Hersheser; Hernández (2003) with Florida; Cole Hamels (2008) with Philadelphia; David Freese (2011) with Saint Louis; Madison Bumgarner (2014) with San Francisco and Corey Seager (2020) with the Dodgers.
Jeremy becomes the fifth Dominican to win this award, joining Pedro Guerrero with the Dodgers in 1981; joseph Rijo with Cincinnati in 1990; Manny Ramírez with Boston in 2004 and David Ortiz with the Red Sox themselves in 2013.