Aaron Judge voted player of the year by fellow major leaguers

NEW YORK — Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge was voted Player of the Year and Outstanding Player of the American League by other major leagues in the annual Major League Baseball Players Association Players Choice Awards.

Judge set an AL record with 62 homers, breaking the previous 61 mark set by New Yorker Roger Maris in 1961.

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt was voted National League Outstanding Player, the union announced Friday.

New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor, a member of the union’s eight-member executive subcommittee who was heavily involved in labor negotiations, was voted Man of the Year as Marvin Miller and awarded to a player whose leadership inspires others.

Former pitcher Steve Rogers, a longtime special assistant on the union’s staff, received the Curt Flood Award for promoting players’ rights and his commitment to the union.

Houston’s Justin Verlander was selected as the outstanding AL pitcher and AL comeback player, Miami’s Sandy Alcantara as the outstanding NL pitcher, and Atlanta outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. as the NL comeback player.

Seattle outfielder Julio Rodríguez was AL’s standout rookie and Atlanta pitcher Spencer Strider was NL’s standout rookie.

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/34949907/aaron-judge-voted-player-year-fellow-major-leaguers Aaron Judge voted player of the year by fellow major leaguers

Emma Bowman

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