Players Choice Awards also announced
NEW YORK -- St. Louis outfielder Albert Pujols was voted player of the year by his peers in balloting conducted by the Major League Baseball Players' Association.
Pujols also won NL outstanding player in the Players Choice Awards, which were announced Wednesday. Texas shortstop Alex Rodriguez was voted AL outstanding player for the third straight season.
Atlanta closer John Smoltz was voted the Marvin Miller Man of the Year, an award given for both on-field performance and community service.
Kansas City's Angel Berroa and Milwaukee's Scott Podsednik were voted the outstanding rookies of their leagues. Esteban Loiaza of the Chicago White Sox and Rod Beck of San Diego won the comeback player awards in their leagues.
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