Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Kershaw Wins 3 Players Choice AwardsRob Gloster
Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers became the first Major League Baseball player to win three Players Choice awards in a single season.
Kershaw took the honors last night as the National League’s outstanding pitcher, as well as the award for overall player of the year and the Marvin Miller Man of the Year.
The honors are given out by the MLB Players Association, of which Miller was executive director from 1966 to 1982. The Man of the Year award is given to the MLB player “who most inspires others through his efforts on and off the field,” the MLBPA said in a news release.
Kershaw, 26, had a career-low 1.77 earned run average and a 21-3 record in 2014, including a June 18 no-hitter.
Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins won the NL outstanding player award, while Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels won in the American League. Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners was voted the AL outstanding pitcher.
Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets and Jose Abreu of the Chicago White Sox were selected as the outstanding rookies. Casey McGehee of the Marlins and Chris Young of the Mariners were chosen the comeback players of the year.