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2011 Awards

MVP Award

American League
Justin Verlander

Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander became just the 10th player to win the MVP and Cy Young awards in the same year. More | Video

National League
Ryan Braun

Slugger Ryan Braun won over Matt Kemp to become the first Brewer since Hall of Famer Robin Yount in 1989 to win the honor. More »

Cy Young Award

American League
Justin Verlander

Detroit ace Justin Verlander was the unanimous AL winner after posting the 12th pitching Triple Crown in the past 50 years. More | Video

National League
Clayton Kershaw

After an outstanding season, Dodgers southpaw Clayton Kershaw beat out Ian Kennedy, Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee. More | Video

Rookie of the Year

American League
Jeremy Hellickson

En route to a 13-win season and postseason berth, Rays workhorse Jeremy Hellickson finished eighth in the AL with a 2.95 ERA. More | Video

National League
Craig Kimbrel

Braves first-year closer Craig Kimbrel earned top honors after a dominant year in which he set the rookie record with 46 saves. More | Video

Manager of the Year

American League
Player Silhouette

The Rays' late push to the Wild Card after a poor start propels Joe Maddon. More | Video

Player Silhouette

Kirk Gibson led the surprising D-backs to 96 victories and the NL West title. More | Video

Comeback Players

American League
Jacoby Ellsbury

After being limited to 18 games in 2010, Boston's Jacoby Ellsbury posted a .321 average, 32 HRs, 105 RBIs and 39 steals. More | Video

National League
Lance Berkman

Avoiding the DL while playing the outfield for the first time since '04, St. Louis' Lance Berkman rebounded for 31 home runs. More | Video

Aaron Award

American League
Jose Bautista

Toronto's Jose Bautista became the third player to win in consecutive years after leading the AL in home runs (43) and hitting .302. More | Video

National League
Matt Kemp

Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp led the NL in homers (39), RBIs (126), runs (115), stole 40 bases and was third in average (.324). More | Video

Players of the Month

Ryan Braun

Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun was a two-time NL Player of the Month in 2011, sandwiching the season with wins in April and September.

Pitchers of the Month

Cliff Lee

In his first year back in Philadelphia, Cliff Lee earned Pitcher of the Month honors twice, taking the honors in June and August.

Delivery Man of the Year

Jose Valverde

Tigers closer Jose Valverde converted each of his 49 chances to set the club saves mark, leading the Tigers to the AL Central title. More | Video

Clemente Award

Clemente Award

Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was selected as the player who combined giving back to the community with outstanding on-field skills. More | Video

Greatness in Baseball Yearly Awards

This Year in Baseball Awards

Matt Kemp won Player of the Year and Justin Verlander was Starting Pitcher of the Year, while the World Series champion Cardinals led all teams with four GIBBY Awards. More »

Postseason Awards

David Freese

St. Louis' David Freese became the sixth player to win both World Series and LCS MVPs in the same postseason with an outstanding October. More »

Team Awards

MLB.com Awards

Selected by MLB.com, awards were designated in three categories -- Pitcher, Perfomer and Breakout Player -- for each Major League team.