NEW YORK -- Carlos Gonzalez of the Colorado Rockies has been voted the 2010 Player of the Year by the Major League Baseball Players Association, while Detroit third baseman Brandon Inge was honored as the Marvin Miller Man of the Year.
Gonzalez, who earlier this week was voted as the MLBPA's National League Outstanding Player, edged Texas' Josh Hamilton and Cincinnati's Joey Votto for the Player of the Year Award. The Rockies outfielder led the National League with a .336 batting average, 197 hits and 351 total bases, while finishing second in the league with 117 runs batted in and fourth with 34 homers.
Inge was selected as the Man of the Year, which is given annually to the player who inspires others to higher levels of achievement by his on-field performance and contributions to the community. Inge, who recently re-signed with the Tigers, is a champion for the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan and often invites the children he's visited to watch Tigers games as his special guests.
Other finalists for the Marvin Miller Award, which is named for the founding executive director of the MLBPA, were Angels outfielder Torii Hunter and Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki.
The union's other awards were announced earlier this week.
In addition to Gonzalez's National League Outstanding Player honor, the other NL winners were Philadelphia's Roy Halladay as Outstanding Pitcher, San Francisco's Buster Posey as Outstanding Rookie and Atlanta's Tim Hudson as Comeback Player.
The AL winners were Hamilton for Outstanding Player, Tampa Bay's David Price as Outstanding Pitcher, Detroit's Austin Jackson as Outstanding Rookie and Texas' Vladimir Guerrero as Comeback Player.