MVP! MVP! MVP! Relive Christian Yelich's season [PHOTOS]
Christian Yelich became the first Brewers player to win the NL MVP since Ryan Braun in 2008. To celebrate the award, we take a look back at Yelich's memorable season.
Christian Yelich became the first Brewers player to win the NL MVP since Ryan Braun in 2008. To celebrate the award, we take a look back at Yelich's memorable season. Photo by: Dylan Buell On January 25, 2018, the Brewers traded for Yelich from the Miami Marlins and thus began his MVP season. Photo by: DeSutter, Nathan Yelich was in the starting lineup on Opening Day against the San Diego Padres and would officially start his historic season. Photo by: Denis Poroy Yelich's first homerun with the Brewers could not have come at a better time. While playing the St. Louis Cardinals, the Brewers found themsleves down 4-3 in the bottom of the ninth. Yelich would send a solo homerun to center field and tie the game setting up Ryan Braun to hit a walk-off homerun the very next at-bat. Photo by: Dylan Buell Back in April, Yelich made one of his most memorable plays by catching this pop-up after Hernan Perez tipped it. Based on the picture, it's shocking Yelich was able to come up with it. Photo by: Stacy Revere Yelich was named to his first All-Star game this season. Here he is enjoying some press with his family. Photo by: Patrick Smith Yelich would also contribute in the All-Star Game. He would hit a solo homerun to help keep the NL in the game. Photo by: Rob Carr Yelich had a lot of success against the Reds this season. He hit his first career multi-homerun game on August 28. But this was just an appetizer to what Yelich would do the next night. Photo by: Andy Lyons On August 29, Yelich hit for the cycle. not only did he do that, he also went a perfect 6-for-6 at the plate. Photo by: Andy Lyons yelish hit his first career Grand Slam against the Washington Nationals on September 2. Photo by: Mitchell Layton Just days after hitting his first cycle, Yelich duplicates the feat against the Reds as well. He was just the fifth player in MLB history to hit for multiple cycles in a single season. Photo by: Dylan Buell Yelich notched his career high in RBI's back on September 25 with six against the Cardinals. Photo by: Dilip Vishwanat The St. Louis Cardinals knew how deadly Yelich's bat could be, but his eye might be deadlier. yelich walked five times in a single game back on Spetember 26. Photo by: Dilip Vishwanat Yelich and the Brewers took on the Chicago Cubs in a tiebreaker game to see who would win the NL Central title. The Brewers would win at Wrigley and get home filed advantage throughtout the postseason. Photo by: Jonathan Daniel Yelich had three hits in the tiebreaker which secured he won the NL batting title. Photo by: Jonathan Daniel Yelich made noise in Game 1 of NLDS against the Colorado Rockies as he hit his first career postseason homerun. He would be the winning run for Mike Moustakas' walk-off single later in the game. Photo by: Stacy Revere Yelich had been quiet after the NLDS' homerun. He would end that slump with a solo homerun in Game 7 of the NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers. This would be the Brewers' lone run in the game. Photo by: Stacy Revere Yelich was honored before Game 3 of the World Series as he won the NL Hank Aaron Award. The award is given to each league's best offensive player. Photo by: Kevork Djansezian