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Verlander tops at Players Choice awards

Posted on: November 3, 2011 10:23 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Major League Baseball Players Association held its annual awards show Thursday night on MLB Network to reveal winners in 10 different categories. Tigers ace Justin Verlander was the big winner, taking home both the AL Pitcher of the Year and the MLB Player of the Year awards. This on the same night he announced he will grace the cover of a video game in the spring, so it was quite a night for Verlander.

Here's a complete list of the winners:

MLB Player of the Year: Verlander
Marvin Miller Man of the Year: Michael Young, Rangers

NL Outstanding Player: Matt Kemp, Dodgers
NL Outstanding Pitcher: Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
NL Outstanding Rookie: Craig Kimbrel, Braves
NL Comeback Player: Lance Berkman, Cardinals

AL Outstanding Player: Curtis Granderson, Yankees
AL Outstanding Pitcher: Verlander
AL Outstanding Rookie: Mark Trumbo, Angels
AL Comeback Player: Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox

It's worth noting that this was the second time in three years Young has taken Man of the Year honors, which is given to a "player who inspires others to higher levels of achievement by his on-field performances and contributions to his community." The other nominees for that award were Paul Konerko of the White Sox and Adam Wainwright of the Cardinals.

Click here to view a complete list of the nominees on MLBPlayers.com.

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da55bums
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Since: Nov 7, 2011
Posted on: November 10, 2011 12:39 pm
 

Verlander tops at Players Choice awards

I'm primarily a NL fan, but don't have any strong negative thoughts about any of these awards.  I think I read that this is the Players Association CHOICES.  I think that means it reflects what the players voted.  We're just fans and they're just kids playing baseball.  Their opinion, straight and simple.  One of those voted in the league categories HAD to be the Player of the year.

Personally, I'm excited about who will win these awards next year.  Cool Play Ball! 


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