The Texas Rangers won it all: with five late runs, they defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks, 5-0, in Game 5 of the 2023 World Series on Wednesday, lifting the trophy for the first time in franchise history.
They ended up taking the series 4-1, winning three of them at Chase Field in Arizona.
Offensively, the Rangers were vastly superior than their foe and overwhelmed them at-bat after at-bat.
There were lots of talented hitters producing in that Rangers lineup: Adolis Garcia was a monster in the postseason, Josh Jung and Evan Carter were fantastic as rookies, Marcus Semien was good as usual, and Mitch Garver, Jonah Heim, and Leody Taveras also contributed a lot.
The best of the bunch, however, is Corey Seager.
Not only did Seager have 75 extra-base hits and a 1.013 OPS in the regular season, but he took it up a notch in the playoffs as well.
With three home runs and a 1.137 OPS, Seager was chosen as the 2023 World Series MVP.
“Corey Seager is the World Series MVP. It is his second. The only others to win two World Series MVPs are Sandy Koufax, Bob Gibson and Reggie Jackson,” ESPN’s Jeff Passan tweeted.
Corey Seager is the World Series MVP. It is his second. The only others to win two World Series MVPs are Sandy Koufax, Bob Gibson and Reggie Jackson.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 2, 2023
With his award, Seager joins an exclusive group of players to win World Series MVP twice.
Sandy Koufax, a Los Angeles Dodgers icon, did it in 1963 and 1965.
Bob Gibson led the St. Louis Cardinals rotation for years, and won World Series MVP in 1964 and 1967.
Of course we can’t forget about “Mr. October” Reggie Jackson, who won it in 1973 with the Oakland Athletics and in 1977 with the New York Yankees.
Seager is now part of the club, after taking the honors in 2020 with the Dodgers.
He is a winner, and has been worth every penny of the $325 million the Rangers gave him.NEXT: Video Shows Rangers Fans Celebrating A Long-Awaited Title