Clayton Kershaw has become the first pitcher to win the National League MVP award in nearly a half-century.
The Los Angeles Dodgers ace beat out Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton and Pittsburgh outfielder Andrew McCutchen for the honor announced Thursday.
Bob Gibson in 1968 was the previous pitcher to be the NL MVP. Detroit pitcher Justin Verlander won the AL MVP in 2011.
Kershaw unanimously won the NL Cy Young Award on Wednesday. He led the majors in wins and ERA while going 21-3 with a 1.77 ERA and throwing a no-hitter.
Kershaw got 18 of 30 first-place votes and 355 points in balloting by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
Stanton got eight first-place ballots and 298 points. McCutchen got four first and 271 points.
Giants catcher Buster Posey finished sixth with 152 points and right fielder Hunter Pence finished 11th with 34 points.
Posey received one third-place vote, six fourth-place votes, nine fifth-place votes, six sixth-place votes, three seventh-place votes, and one eighth-, ninth-, and 10th-place vote.
Pence received one fifth-place vote, three sixth-place votes, two eighth-place vote, three ninth-place vote and one 10th-place vote.
Associated Press contributed to this report