Halladay, Worley up for Players Choice Awards

Posted: October 24, 2011

PHILLIES PITCHERS Roy Halladay and Vance Worley are among the finalists for the Players Choice Awards, as voted by the players before the end of the regular season.

Halladay won the outstanding pitcher in the National League last year and is again a finalist, along with Arizona's Ian Kennedy and the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw.

Worley is a finalist for outstanding rookie in the NL with Atlanta's Freddie Freeman and Craig Kimbrel.

Winners will be announced Nov. 3 on the MLB Network. The awards benefit the Major League Baseball Players Trust. Winners will designate charities to receive grants from the Players Trust, a charitable foundation created and run by the players.

Halladay was 19-6 for the Phillies with a 2.36 ERA. He struck out a career-high 220 batters and led the NL with eight complete games.

Worley did not figure into the Phillies' rotation, but injuries forced him into action. He went 11-3 with a 3.01 ERA, with 21 starts and 25 appearances overall. The Phillies won 14 consecutive starts by Worley, the longest stretch by a Phillies pitcher since 15 by Steve Carlton in 1972.

Finalists for player of the year, which can be selected from either league, are Boston's Adrian Gonzalez, the Yankees' Curtis Granderson and Detroit's Justin Verlander. The finalists for Marvin Miller Man of the Year are Paul Konerko, of the White Sox; Adam Wainwright, of St. Louis; and Michael Young, of Texas.

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