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2009 Major League Baseball Awards
MVP Award
american league
Joe Mauer took 27 of 28 first-place votes to win 2009 AL Most Valuable Player, becoming the second catcher in 33 years to win MVP.

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national league
Cards slugger Albert Pujols won his third career MVP Award and his second consecutive trophy after another dominant season.

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Cy Young Award
american league
The Royals' Zack Greinke was spectacular from start to finish, leading the Majors with a 2.16 ERA while winning 16 games and fanning 242.

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national league
Tim Lincecum became the NL's first repeat winner since Randy Johnson (1999-2002) after going 15-7 with a 2.48 ERA and 261 Ks.

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Rookie of the Year
american league
A's closer Andrew Bailey saved 26 games, went 6-3 with a 1.84 ERA and struck out 91 batters in 83 1/3 IP.


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national league
The Marlins' Chris Coghlan, previously an infielder, stepped into the outfield and leadoff spot and batted .321.


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Manager of the Year
american league
Long-time Angels skipper Mike Scioscia earned the AL award for leading his club through adversity and into the playoffs in 2009.

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national league
Colorado skipper Jim Tracy won the NL award after sparking the Rockies' turnaround that led to the NL Wild Card.

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MLB.com This Year in Baseball Awards
For the eighth consecutive year, you the fans decided the top hitters, pitchers, moments and performances from the big league season.  Full story

Complete results:     Hitter  |   Starter  |  Moment   |  Oddity  |   Play  |  Defensive Player   |  Performance
Unsung Star   |   Setup Man   |  Closer   |   Rookie   |  Manager   |  Executive   |   Postseason Moment  
delivery of the year
Fresh off one of the finest regular seasons of his illustrious career, Yankees closer Mariano Rivera won the fifth annual Delivery Man of the Year Award, the third time he's received the honor. Rivera saved 44 games in 46 chances with a 1.76 ERA and fanned 72 batters in 66 1/3 innings, while walking just 12.
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comeback players
american league
Jays second baseman Aaron Hill recovered from a serious concussion in '08 to hit .286 with 36 home runs, 37 doubles and 108 RBIs.
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national league
After two consecutive injury-plagued years, Cards ace Chris Carpenter regained his elite status in '09, going 17-4 with a 2.24 ERA, and pacing the NL in winning percentage and ERA.
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players of the week
american league
Twins Jason Kubel and Delmon Young each had three homers and 12 RBIs to share the Player of the Week award.
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national league
Reds right-hander Homer Bailey went 2-0 with a 0.69 ERA, four walks and 14 strikeouts over 13 innings during the week ending Oct. 4.
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players of the month
american league
Kansas City first baseman Billy Butler hit an American League-best .363 during the final full month of the season.
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national league
Cubs slugger Derrek Lee had a stellar September, leading the Majors with a .386 average with nine HRs and 23 RBIs.
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pitchers of the month
american league
Mariners ace Felix Hernandez led the Majors with five wins and added a stellar 1.35 ERA in September.
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national league
After starting September with a loss, the Braves' Jair Jurrjens went 4-0 with a 0.62 ERA in his next four starts.
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rookies of the month
american league
The A's had their second consecutive winner after Brett Anderson went 4-0 with a 2.28 ERA in September.
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national league
Brewers infielder Casey McGehee capped a fine rookie year by hitting .337 with five home runs in September.
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Aaron Award
Fans voted for the top offensive performers in each league, and the winners of the 2009 Hank Aaron Award presented by Sharp are Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols.
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Clemente Award
Thirty club nominees, including 13 All-Stars, were nominated for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award in 2009. Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter won the award, which is given annually to the player who combines giving back to the community with outstanding on-field skills.
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clutch performer
Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier won MLB's 2009 Clutch Performer of the Year Award after leading baseball with six walk-off hits, including a big league-best four walk-off homers, which tied the MLB record for the most in a season.
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Minor League Awards
Spink Award
Giants catching prospect Buster Posey earned the 50th annual J.G. Taylor Spink Award as the Topps/Minor League Player of the Year after rising from Class A to San Francisco, hitting .325 with 18 homers in 115 games in the Minors.
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Trautman Award

The Dodgers, Yankees and Rays each had a pair of farmhands named the Topps Player of the Year in their respective leagues.
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