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Ryan Howard is the best, according to his peers

Ryan Howard was selected by his peers as the Player of the Year and National League Outstanding Player in the Players Choice Awards, which were announced Wednesday. The presentation ( 350K) took place live on BaseballChannel.TV, exclusively on and Full story >
Long known and recognized as one of baseball's finest players, Albert Pujols received what may be his most prestigious honor yet when he was named the Marvin Miller Man of the Year. Pujols is well known for his off-field efforts, establishing the Pujols Family Foundation in 2005. Complete story >  |  Winner reel: 
The season might be over, but Phillies slugger Ryan Howard continues to be recognized for his impressive achievements in 2006. He was voted Player of the Year and National League Outstanding Player after hitting .313 and leading the Majors in home runs, RBIs and total bases. Complete story >  |  Winner reel: 
Jermaine Dye's spectacular 2006 effort certainly deserved to be recognized as one of the best in baseball. In 146 games covering 539 at-bats, Dye finished with a career-high 44 home runs and 120 RBIs. The 44 long balls were the second-most in a single season for the White Sox franchise. Complete story >  |  Winner reel: 
Chris Carpenter is a repeat winner of NL Outstanding Pitcher honors, and it's the third straight year he's brought home Players Choice hardware. In 2004, he was named the NL Comeback Player. He turned in a second consecutive Cy Young Award-caliber season, going 15-8 with a 3.09 ERA. Complete story >  |  Winner reel: 
After posting the pitcher's version of a Triple Crown by leading the Majors in wins, ERA and strikeouts, ace Johan Santana won the Players Choice Award as the American League's Outstanding Pitcher. This is the second time that the Twins left-hander has earned this honor. Complete story >  |  Winner reel: 
People underestimated former Rule 5 pick Dan Uggla from the start, but the infielder is getting the last laugh. On Wednesday, Uggla became a Players Choice Awards winner when he was presented with the NL Outstanding Rookie Award. Uggla enjoyed a sensational season, batting .282 with 90 RBIs. Complete story >  |  Winner reel: 
The second of what will likely be a triple crown of rookie honors for Justin Verlander came when he was honored as the American League's Outstanding Rookie as part of the Players Choice Awards. Verlander's 17 wins tied for fourth among all AL pitchers and easily led all Major League rookies. Complete story >  |  Winner reel: 
Nomar Garciaparra, who led the Dodgers to the postseason, is the Players Choice Awards winner for NL Comeback Player. Garciaparra hit .303 with 20 home runs and 93 RBIs in 122 games, despite spending stints on the disabled list. His 22-game hitting streak was the fourth-longest in the league. Complete story >  |  Winner reel: 
After missing most of the 2004 and 2005 seasons with Chicago while battling foot and ankle injuries, A's designated hitter Frank Thomas was named the AL Comeback Player by his peers. Through his final 100 games of the season, Thomas batted .302 with 32 homers, 94 RBIs and a .408 on-base percentage. Complete story >  |  Winner reel: