Rob Manfred recognized Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani with the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award.

Unlike other postseason honors, the Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award isn't handed out on an annual basis. New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter and former longtime Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully were the most recent recipients in 2014.

"This award is not given out every year so it’s very special," Ohtani said Tuesday. "I’m not sure I even deserve it. But if Mr. Manfred is going to give it to me I will gladly accept."