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Atlanta Braves outfielder Jorge Soler wins 2021 World Series MVP Award

Written by Doug Rush

Atlanta Braves outfielder Jorge Soler wins the 2021 World Series MVP Award

Jorge Soler was a simple summer trade acquisition for the Atlanta Braves.

After dealing with the loss of Ronald Acura Jr for the season, the addition of Soler became even more important in October.

In the World Series, Soler was incredible for the Braves, hitting .300 (6-for-20) with three home runs, six RBI, three walks and a 1.191 OPS. With that performance, Soler was named the 2021 World Series MVP.

MLB could have gone with Freddie Freeman as well, but given the impact Soler had on the entire series, he was the perfect choice.

Soler is the second Cuban-born player to win the award; Livan Hernandez won the award with the Miami Marlins back in 1997.

Soler was acquired on July 30 from the Kansas City Royals for Kasey Kalich; a trade that will now be forever celebrated in Braves history.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.


In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.


After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.


In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.


Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.