Friday, November 26, 2021

Freeman Voted Babe Ruth Award as Post Season MVP by NY BBWAA

NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta first baseman Freddie Freeman has won the Babe Ruth Award as post-season MVP in a vote by the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

Freeman hit .304 with five homers and 11 RBIs in 16 postseason games, helping the Braves win their first World Series title since 1995.

Voting took place on Friday and it was announced on Saturday.

Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge was named the Sid Mercer/Dick Young New York Player of the Year after leading his team with a .287 average, 39 homers and 98 RBIs.

Former Yankees shortstop and current Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter was selected a Joe DiMaggio Toast of the Town award to celebrate his induction into the Hall of Fame.

The individuals of “A League of Their Own,” the 1992 film about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, will receive the Willie, Mickey, and Duke Awards.

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Mike Baxter, whose sprint in the seventh inning of Yadier Molina’s drive and slammed into the left-field wall, was the first no-hitter preserve in Mets history by Johan Santana on June 1, 2012, against St. KC was voted. Stengel You Can Look It Up Award.

Miami’s Kim Ng, the first woman to become a major league general manager, won the Arthur & Milton Richman You’ve Gotta Have Heart Award.

Chicago Cubs Scout Billy Blitzer, who lives in New York, has been awarded the William J. Voted for the Slocum/Jack Lang Award.

Mets first baseman Pete Alonso was voted for the Joan Payson/Shannon Ford Award for Community Service, and Yankees catcher Kyle Higashioka was selected to receive the Ben Epstein/Dan Castellano Good Guy Award.

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