Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halladay honored by peers

New York, NY, Thursday, October 28, 2010 … Roy Halladay of the Philadelphia Phillies and David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays are Major  League Baseball’s kings of the hill, according to their peers. 

The  Major League Baseball Players Association and ESPN Radio’s Mike Greenberg  and Mike Golic announced the winners of the 2010 Players Choice Awards for each league’s Outstanding Pitcher during the fourth in a series of five daily broadcast segments highlighting the on-field performances and community leadership of Major League players.  The 2010 Players Choice Awards are being broadcast exclusively this week on ESPN Radio and are presented by Majestic Athletic and 2K Sports and benefit the Major League
Baseball Players Trust. 

Halladay helped guide the Phillies to the National League East Division championship by leading all Major League hurlers in wins (21), shutouts (4), complete games (9) and innings pitched (250.2).  The seven-time All Star finished second in the NL with 219 strikeouts and third with a 2.44 ERA – the second lowest ERA in his 13-year Major League career (2.41 in 2005).  Acquired by the Phillies on December 16, 2009, in a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays (in exchange for Michael Taylor, Travis d’Arnaud & Kyle Drabek), Halladay has now won two Players Choice Awards (2003 AL Outstanding Pitcher.)

In just his second full Major League season, Price finished with a record of 19-6 with an ERA of 2.72 and 188 strikeouts, to help lead the Rays to the American League East Division crown.  He tied for second among all AL pitchers in wins and was third in ERA.  Drafted first overall by Tampa Bay in the 2007 Amateur Draft, Price has a record of 29-13 with a 3.31 ERA in 55 career starts.

The Players Choice Awards annually honor the outstanding player, rookie, pitcher and comeback player in each league, while the Player of the Year and Man of the Year awards bestow top honors without regard to league. Balloting for the Players Choice Awards was conducted in September under the supervision of accounting firm KPMG.

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