Even in defeat, Mike Trout made history.
Josh Donaldson of the Toronto Blue Jays won the American League most-valuable-player award Thursday, with Trout finishing second and Lorenzo Cain of the World Series champion Kansas City Royals third.
Trout finished among the top two in AL MVP voting for the fourth consecutive season, a feat previously accomplished by just one player: Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra. The feat is all the more impressive because Trout, 24, has played only four full seasons in the major leagues.
The only players to finish in the top two in National League MVP voting in four consecutive seasons: Barry Bonds and Stan Musial.
Bryce Harper of the...