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November 9, 2001

2001 Internet Baseball Awards Results

Your Choices for the League's Top Honors

by Greg Spira

It's time to announce the winners of the tenth annual Internet Baseball Awards. More than 2,000 cyberspace baseball fans--a new record--participated in this effort to select the baseball players whose 2001 seasons were most deserving of honors.

This year marks not only our tenth year of balloting (we started in 1991, but sat out the 1994 season in protest of baseball's rude behavior), but also our fifth year of Web balloting. A few of our readers probably remember the good old days of e-mail ballots (as we remember all the fun it was counting ballots by hand), but most of you have been treated only to the extraordinarily comprehensive user-friendly Web ballots designed by BP's Webmaster, Dave Pease. Our thanks go to Dave, who puts in a ton of work to make this process go smoothly.

We also owe a debt of gratitude to all the people who've helped the Internet Baseball Awards grow and prosper. There are too many who fit that description to single out any individuals, but we do want to mention the denizens of the Usenet group rec.sport.baseball, everybody involved with the Baseball Prospectus, and our friends at ESPN.com. And of course, we appreciate the thoughtful work of the voters, especially the ones who maintained their sobriety while filling out their ballots.

The point system for the balloting was as follows:

  • Player of the Year Ballots: 14 points for first-place votes, nine points for second-place votes, eight points for third-place votes, etc., down to one point for a tenth-place vote.

  • Pitcher of the Year Ballots: ten points for first-place votes, seven points for second-place votes, five points for third-place votes, three points for fourth-place, and one point for fifth-place votes. (This is the one award where our point system differs from the BBWAA point system, because we use a longer ballot.)

  • Rookie of the Year Ballots: five points for first-place votes, three points for second-place votes, and one point for third-place votes.

  • Manager of the Year Ballots: five points for first-place votes, three points for second-place votes, and one point for third-place votes.

And now, the results:

American League Player of the Year

This year's Internet AL Player of the Year race was won by the same player who won last year's, Jason Giambi. Giambi is the fourth player to repeat as an Internet Player of the Year; Barry Bonds, Frank Thomas, and Mike Piazza previously pulled off the feat. Last year's second-place finisher--and the winner of the 1996 Internet AL Player of the Year--Alex Rodriguez, also repeated his finish.

However, we can assure readers that we didn't just re-use last year's balloting because Bret Boone, our third-place finisher, didn't receive a single vote last year. Manny Ramirez, who finished eighth, has finished in the top ten for four straight years, the longest streak of any AL player.

No pitcher cracked the AL top ten for the first time since 1996. Sixteen of the top 18 finishers in this year's balloting were on teams that made the playoffs.

Name                    1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9   10       B       P
Jason Giambi         1241  522  119   66   19    8    5    1    0    1    1982   23664
Alex Rodriguez        481  806  207  154   98   33   21   24    8    8    1840   17655
Bret Boone            118  256  635  475  150   72   28   17   12    8    1771   13816
Roberto Alomar         54  148  534  572  186   69   34   20   11    3    1631   12046
Ichiro Suzuki          85  127  156  164  242  185  130   87   91   41    1308    8110
Jim Thome               7   28  107  153  402  197  148   95   46   21    1204    6664
Juan Gonzalez           4   30   55   99  185  152  135  127   82   61     930    4475
Manny Ramirez           3   13   27   58  171  143  156  135  107   76     889    3841
Edgar Martinez          1   12   24   47   95  109   94   83   74   46     585    2577
Derek Jeter             1    6   13   19   61   68   81   71   67   50     437    1732
Roger Clemens           5   15   28   31   47   44   30   32   37   35     304    1473
Mark Mulder             4    8   15   22   41   47   37   39   45   16     274    1254
Mike Mussina            1    1   17   19   41   41   44   38   31   30     263    1125
Freddy Garcia           1    2    7   18   35   44   46   42   42   24     261    1062
Bernie Williams         1    1    5    9   33   37   60   44   45   37     272    1008
Mariano Rivera          0    6    9   22   23   21   21   24   17   19     162     732
Tim Hudson              0    7    4    8   23   17   20   34    9    9     131     583
Mike Cameron            0    2    2   13   11   22   16   23   34   23     146     525
Joe Mays                0    1    3   10   17   11   25   11   16   18     112     443
Jermaine Dye            3    2    2    6   13   19   13   11   13   14      96     416
Carlos Beltran          1    1    1    3   10   12    8   21   16   28     101     327
Magglio Ordonez         0    2    1    3    6    8   12   21   25   34     112     318
Carlos Delgado          0    0    0    4    3    3   12   24   30   32     108     273
Troy Glaus              0    1    2    0    8    8   13   11   19   17      79     253
Eric Chavez             1    0    3    5    6    4   10   16    4    7      56     232
Mark Buehrle            0    1    5    2    8    8    4   11    9    5      53     223
Pedro Martinez          1    2    4    5    8    3    4    5   11    7      50     222
Cristian Guzman         0    4    2    4    3    5    9   12    6   13      58     220
Jorge Posada            0    1    1    3    9    5    9    5   14    9      56     205
Mike Sweeney            0    1    2    1    4    4    7   13   10   36      78     199
C.C. Sabathia           0    2    4    3    8    8    3    4    4    3      39     194
Rafael Palmeiro         2    1    0    2    1    1    9   12   16   24      68     190
Miguel Tejada           0    0    0    2    9    7   11    8    8    3      48     190
Doug Mientkiewicz       0    1    0    2    7    7    4   10   11   18      60     186
Barry Zito              0    2    4    1    4   11    2    8    7    4      43     186
Jamie Moyer             1    3    4    1    5    3    4    4    2    4      31     161
Kazuhiro Sasaki         0    3    3    2    2    3    8    3    4    7      35     148
John Olerud             0    0    1    2    4    3    7    6    5   12      40     129
Corey Koskie            1    0    1    0    1    4    5    6    8   17      43     119
Mark McLemore           1    2    3    0    4    1    1    3    5    4      24     112
Trot Nixon              0    0    3    1    2    3    2    3    4    6      24      89
Ivan Rodriguez          0    1    1    0    3    3    2    2    3    4      19      74
Frank Catalanotto       1    0    0    0    2    2    3    1    3    6      18      63
Matt Lawton             3    0    0    1    1    1    0    0    0    2       8      62
Torii Hunter            0    0    1    1    1    0    2    0    6   12      23      53
Tino Martinez           1    0    1    1    0    2    0    1    2    3      11      49
Ellis Burks             0    0    0    1    2    3    1    0    3    1      11      45
Arthur Rhodes           0    0    2    0    0    0    3    1    3    4      13      41
Jeff Nelson             0    1    0    0    0    1    1    2    1    1       7      27
Jeff Zimmerman          0    0    0    0    0    0    1    1    0   18      20      25
Frank Menechino         0    0    1    0    2    0    0    1    0    0       4      23
Jeremy Giambi           1    0    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0       2      22
Jose Cruz               0    0    0    1    2    0    0    0    0    1       4      20
Robert Fick             0    0    1    1    0    0    1    0    0    0       3      19
Jose Valentin           0    0    0    1    0    0    0    0    1   10      12      19
David Eckstein          0    0    0    0    1    1    0    1    2    0       5      18
Terrence Long           0    0    0    1    0    1    1    0    1    0       4      18
Brad Radke              0    0    1    0    1    0    0    0    1    2       5      18
Shannon Stewart         0    0    0    0    1    1    0    1    0    0       3      14
Clay Bellinger          1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0       1      14
Keith Foulke            0    0    0    1    0    0    1    0    1    0       3      13
Eddie Guardado          0    0    1    0    0    1    0    0    0    0       2      13
Paul Konerko            0    0    0    0    1    0    1    0    1    0       3      12
Alfonso Soriano         0    0    0    0    0    1    1    0    1    1       4      12
Tony Clark              0    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0       1       9
Ramon Hernandez         0    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0       1       9
Cory Lidle              0    0    0    1    0    0    0    0    0    2       3       9
Johnny Damon            0    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0       1       9
Shane Halter            0    0    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0       1       8
Jason Varitek           0    0    0    0    0    1    0    0    1    1       3       8
Troy Percival           0    0    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0       1       8
Garret Anderson         0    0    0    0    0    0    1    0    1    1       3       7
Roger Cedeno            0    0    0    1    0    0    0    0    0    0       1       7
Marty Cordova           0    0    0    1    0    0    0    0    0    0       1       7
Ben Grieve              0    0    0    1    0    0    0    0    0    0       1       7
Danny Patterson         0    0    0    1    0    0    0    0    0    0       1       7
Paul Abbott             0    0    0    0    1    0    0    0    0    0       1       6
Scott Brosius           0    0    0    0    0    1    0    0    0    1       2       6
Carlos Guillen          0    0    0    0    1    0    0    0    0    0       1       6
Raul Mondesi            0    0    0    0    0    0    1    0    1    0       2       6
Ruben Sierra            0    0    0    0    0    0    1    0    0    2       3       6
Tim Salmon              0    0    0    0    1    0    0    0    0    0       1       6
Jeff Conine             0    0    0    0    0    0    1    0    0    1       2       5
Paul O'Neill            0    0    0    0    0    1    0    0    0    0       1       5
Jeff Tam                0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    5       5       5
Bill Haselman           0    0    0    0    0    1    0    0    0    0       1       5
Andy Pettitte           0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    1    1       2       3
Cal Ripken              0    0    0    0    0    0    0    1    0    0       1       3
Geronimo Gil            0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    1       1       1
TOTAL                2025 2025 2025 2025 2025 1471 1310 1176 1038  910   16030  108209

National League Player of the Year

You might have heard a little about this year's Internet NL Player of the Year. He hit more home runs in a season than anyone had before. He posted a slugging percentage higher than Babe Ruth ever did. He set the single-season walks record. In other words, he had the greatest offensive season of all time.

For those accomplishments, our readers overwhelmingly voted Barry Bonds into the top spot. Again. This marks Bonds's fifth Internet Player of the Year Award; no one else has captured more than two.

Our second-place finisher, Sammy Sosa, also finished second in the 1998 Internet NL Player of the Year voting to a different guy setting the single-season home run record. Sosa is the only player to finish in the top ten in NL Player of the Year voting each of the last four years. Mike Piazza, who finished 13th, did not finish in the top six for the first time in his career.

Randy Johnson, fifth in the voting, was the highest ranking NL pitcher since he had the same finish in 1999.

Name                    1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9   10       B       P
Barry Bonds          1811   60   17    5    8    3    0    3    0    0    1907   26137
Sammy Sosa             56 1276  308   98   66   10    7    5    1    3    1830   15912
Luis Gonzalez          18  248  967  287  113   48   14    5    3    3    1706   13227
Albert Pujols          17   80  205  397  298  174  115   91   50   38    1465    8906
Randy Johnson           2   79  117  264  180  135   86   60   50   16     989    5918
Chipper Jones           7   29   55  205  261  178  170  100   77   36    1118    5860
Rich Aurilia            0   31   48  155  165  127  106   77   48   31     788    4155
Lance Berkman           1    8   22   89  155  160  148  142   92   90     907    3907
Curt Schilling          1   23   58   80  130  130  115   90   48   47     722    3548
Shawn Green             3   16   23   98  106  108  124   96  102   58     734    3278
Todd Helton             1    6   28   38   67   71   70   86   95  119     581    2162
Jeff Bagwell            0   13   17   45   77   64   62   48   43   40     409    1868
Mike Piazza             3    6   12   35   50   51   72   71   70   80     450    1713
Larry Walker            0    4    3   15   31   27   31   40   59   50     260     898
Bobby Abreu             0    1    3   10   23   26   29   43   42   40     217     740
Vladimir Guerrero       0    4    5   11   20   23   31   31   45   34     204     729
Phil Nevin              1    1    4    4   12   15   30   30   30   52     179     552
Paul LoDuca             0    0    1    9   25   12   17   27    9   27     127     475
Matt Morris             0    4    2    8   13   23   10   21   21   19     121     465
Gary Sheffield          0    0    1    9    8    7   20   35   44   32     156     459
Scott Rolen             0    3    3    5   10   18   15   20   26   17     117     425
Brian Giles             0    4    2    0    9    6   10   14   38   44     127     338
Moises Alou             0    1    2    7   13    6   14   16   15    9      83     325
Greg Maddux             0    4    2    5    8   12    5   13   13   10      72     290
Cliff Floyd             0    0    0    7    8    3   11   11   18   17      75     242
Roy Oswalt              0    6    3    4    7    3    4    4   11    5      47     218
Jim Edmonds             0    2    1    4    8    6    4    9   13   12      59     213
J.D. Drew               0    0    4    1    9    5    8    9   10    6      52     203
Jimmy Rollins           0    0    2    6    4    2    3    8    3    3      31     137
Ryan Klesko             0    1    1    3    3    3    1    5    4   10      31     108
Brian Jordan            0    1    0    2    4    3    2    0    0    1      13      71
Jeff Kent               0    0    1    0    3    3    2    3    3    4      19      68
Jon Lieber              0    3    0    0    0    2    2    1    5    2      15      60
Jose Mesa               1    0    0    1    2    4    1    0    1    1      11      60
Darryl Kile             0    0    0    1    1    2    2    3    4    6      19      54
Andruw Jones            0    0    0    1    3    1    3    1    3    2      14      53
Byung-Hyun Kim          3    0    0    0    1    0    0    0    1    1       6      51
Craig Biggio            1    0    0    1    0    2    1    0    4    2      11      45
John Burkett            0    0    0    1    3    1    2    1    1    1      10      44
Felix Rodriguez         0    0    1    1    1    0    1    3    3    0      10      40
Richie Sexson           0    0    0    1    1    2    1    3    1    2      11      40
Aramis Ramirez          0    0    0    0    3    1    0    0    2    9      15      36
Javier Vazquez          0    0    0    0    1    1    2    1    5    4      14      36
Tom Glavine             0    1    0    1    0    0    3    1    1    2       9      35
Desi Relaford           0    2    0    1    1    0    0    0    1    1       6      34
Robb Nen                0    1    1    0    0    1    0    3    0    1       7      32
Juan Pierre             0    1    1    0    2    0    0    0    1    0       5      31
Octavio Dotel           0    0    0    1    0    1    1    1    1    6      11      27
Steve Kline             0    0    0    0    2    0    2    1    0    4       9      27
Ken Griffey Jr.         1    0    1    0    0    0    0    1    0    0       3      25
Richard Hidalgo         0    0    1    1    0    1    0    1    1    0       5      25
Chan Ho Park            0    1    0    1    0    0    0    2    1    0       5      24
Robin Ventura           0    0    1    0    2    0    1    0    0    0       4      24
Wade Miller             0    0    0    1    1    0    1    2    0    0       5      23
Rey Ordonez             1    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0       2      23
Pat Burrell             0    0    1    1    0    0    1    1    0    0       4      22
Al Leiter               0    0    1    1    0    0    0    1    1    2       6      22
Steve Finley            1    0    0    1    0    0    0    0    0    0       2      21
Kerry Wood              0    0    0    1    0    0    2    1    1    0       5      20
Jeromy Burnitz          0    0    1    1    0    0    0    0    1    0       3      17
Placido Polanco         0    0    1    1    0    0    0    0    0    1       3      16
Orlando Cabrera         0    1    0    0    1    0    0    0    0    0       2      15
Kyle Farnsworth         0    1    0    0    1    0    0    0    0    0       2      15
Russ Ortiz              0    1    0    0    1    0    0    0    0    0       2      15
Tsuyoshi Shinjo         0    0    0    0    2    0    0    1    0    0       3      15
Reggie Sanders          0    0    0    0    2    0    0    0    0    2       4      14
Billy Wagner            0    0    0    0    1    1    0    1    0    0       3      14
Armando Benitez         0    1    0    0    0    0    1    0    0    0       2      13
Sean Casey              0    1    0    0    0    0    1    0    0    0       2      13
Mark Grace              0    0    1    0    0    0    1    0    0    0       2      12
Robert Person           0    0    0    0    0    1    0    0    3    0       4      11
Julio Lugo              0    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0       1       9
Jose Vidro              0    0    0    1    0    0    0    0    0    2       3       9
Edgardo Alfonzo         0    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0       1       9
Erubiel Durazo          0    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0       1       9
Ryan Dempster           0    0    0    1    0    0    0    0    0    1       2       8
Fred McGriff            0    0    1    0    0    0    0    0    0    0       1       8
Devon White             0    0    0    1    0    0    0    0    0    0       1       7
Craig Counsell          0    0    0    1    0    0    0    0    0    0       1       7
Ricky Gutierrez         0    0    0    0    1    0    0    0    0    0       1       6
Trevor Hoffman          0    0    0    0    0    1    0    0    0    1       2       6
Ray Lankford            0    0    0    0    1    0    0    0    0    0       1       6
Tom Goodwin             0    0    0    0    1    0    0    0    0    0       1       6
Aaron Boone             0    0    0    0    0    1    0    0    0    0       1       5
Jeff Cirillo            0    0    0    0    0    1    0    0    0    0       1       5
Scott Sullivan          0    0    0    0    0    0    0    1    0    2       3       5
Eric Young              0    0    0    0    0    0    1    0    0    0       1       4
Bubba Trammell          0    0    0    0    0    0    0    1    0    0       1       3
Preston Wilson          0    0    0    0    0    0    0    1    0    0       1       3
John Smoltz             0    0    0    0    0    0    0    1    0    0       1       3
Charles Johnson         0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    2       2       2
Keith Lockhart          0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    1    0       1       2
Kevin Millar            0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    1       1       1
David Weathers          0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    1       1       1
TOTAL                1929 1929 1929 1929 1929 1486 1366 1247 1126 1012   15882  104775

American League Pitcher of the Year Award

2001's AL Pitcher of the Year race was one of the toughest to call in recent memory. Voters ended up embracing Freddy Garcia, the winner of the 2001 AL ERA title. Garcia had previously shown up in Internet Baseball Award voting in 1999, when he finished fourth in AL Rookie of the Year balloting and 12th in AL Pitcher of the Year balloting.

Mike Mussina, who seems to be one of the runners-up every year, finished second, a rank he also achieved in 1999. Mark Mulder turned his league-leading win total into a third-place finish, while Roger Clemens, the likely BBWAA winner and a four-time Internet AL Pitcher of the Year winner, finished fourth for the second year in a row. Tim Hudson followed up last year's third-place ranking with a fifth-place finish in 2001. Mariano Rivera was the highest ranking reliever at #10, while last year's Internet AL Pitcher of the Year winner, Pedro Martinez, finished 11th.

Name                    1    2    3    4    5       B       P
Freddy Garcia         591  367  245  165   82    1450   10281
Mike Mussina          381  403  290  145  115    1334    8631
Mark Mulder           333  353  333  261  112    1392    8361
Roger Clemens         259  194  206  215  237    1111    5860
Tim Hudson             81  166  236  273  219     975    4190
Joe Mays               92  142  165  139  109     647    3265
Mark Buehrle           38   76  128  174  194     610    2268
Jamie Moyer            23   55   77   96  106     357    1394
Barry Zito             15   21   58   49   97     240     831
Mariano Rivera         16   25   46   60   82     229     827
Pedro Martinez          7   13    8   21   45      94     309
C.C. Sabathia           1    6   13   22   32      74     215
Kazuhiro Sasaki         3    5    7    8   18      41     142
Arthur Rhodes           1    3    6    8   19      37     104
Aaron Sele              0    5    5    3    4      17      73
Bartolo Colon           0    5    2    3    9      19      63
Troy Percival           2    2    1    2    8      15      53
Keith Foulke            0    1    3    4    8      16      42
Brad Radke              0    1    4    3    6      14      42
Jeff Nelson             0    0    1    6    8      15      31
Rich Garces             3    0    0    0    0       3      30
Eric Milton             1    1    2    0    2       6      29
Hideo Nomo              0    0    1    6    5      12      28
Cory Lidle              0    0    1    6    4      11      27
Jason Isringhausen      1    1    1    0    2       5      24
Paul Abbott             0    0    1    1    4       6      12
Andy Pettitte           0    0    1    1    3       5      11
Tim Wakefield           0    0    1    2    0       3      11
LaTroy Hawkins          1    0    0    0    0       1      10
Orlando Hernandez       0    0    1    1    0       2       8
Jason Johnson           0    0    1    1    0       2       8
Steve Karsay            0    1    0    0    1       2       8
Joel Pineiro            0    0    1    1    0       2       8
Matt Anderson           0    1    0    0    0       1       7
Steve Sparks            0    0    0    1    4       5       7
Jeff Tam                0    1    0    0    0       1       7
Mike Venafro            0    1    0    0    0       1       7
Jack Cressend           0    0    0    2    0       2       6
Kelvim Escobar          0    0    1    0    1       2       6
Jeff Zimmerman          0    0    0    1    3       4       6
Dan Plesac              0    0    1    0    0       1       5
Pat Rapp                0    0    1    0    0       1       5
Esteban Yan             0    0    1    0    0       1       5
Al Levine               0    0    0    1    0       1       3
Ramiro Mendoza          0    0    0    1    0       1       3
Jose Paniagua           0    0    0    1    0       1       3
Jarrod Washburn         0    0    0    0    3       3       3
Ben Weber               0    0    0    1    0       1       3
Tanyon Sturtze          0    0    0    0    2       2       2
Jeff Weaver             0    0    0    0    2       2       2
Dave Burba              0    0    0    0    1       1       1
David Cone              0    0    0    0    1       1       1
Bob File                0    0    0    0    1       1       1
John Halama             0    0    0    0    1       1       1
Roy Halladay            0    0    0    0    1       1       1
Lou Pote                0    0    0    0    1       1       1
Mike Stanton            0    0    0    0    1       1       1
TOTAL                1849 1849 1849 1684 1553    8784   47283

National League Player of the Year Award

Randy Johnson easily won the 2001 Internet NL Pitcher of the Year, his third in a row, and his fourth Internet Pitcher of the Year overall, tying Greg Maddux and Roger Clemens for the all-time lead. Curt Schilling, Johnson's teammate, finished second. Schilling's previous high ranking came in 1987, when he finished third.

Matt Morris, who had previously gotten just a few scattered votes in 1997, finished third in a year in which he established himself as one of the league's premier pitchers. Maddux, the fourth-place finisher, has finished in the top six every year since 1992. Darryl Kile's fifth-place finish, on the other hand, marks his first time in the top five since 1997.

The highest ranked relief pitcher was Felix Rodriguez at #16, and he's not even a closer.

Name                    1    2    3    4    5       B       P
Randy Johnson        1402  181   81   23    3    1690   15764
Curt Schilling        231 1203  187   41   12    1674   11801
Matt Morris            35  176  619  253  113    1196    5549
Greg Maddux            13   69  401  438  209    1130    4141
Darryl Kile             1   15  143  148  126     433    1400
Jon Lieber              4   16   58  109  107     294     876
Roy Oswalt              7    9   52   98  109     275     796
Javier Vazquez          1   10   42  106  146     305     754
John Burkett            7    6   28   64  105     210     549
Wade Miller             0    8   16   24   57     105     265
Tom Glavine             1    2   14   26   29      72     201
Robert Person           1    2    9   17   23      52     143
Chan Ho Park            2    1    7   15   31      56     138
Al Leiter               1    2    8    4   15      30      91
Woody Williams          1    0    9    7   14      31      90
Felix Rodriguez         2    1    3    9    9      24      78
Jose Mesa               0    2    4   12    7      25      77
Robb Nen                1    0    8    4   11      24      73
Octavio Dotel           1    0    4    5   23      33      68
Trevor Hoffman          0    2    3    8    9      22      62
Steve Kline             1    0    0   10   13      24      53
Kevin Brown             0    1    3    6    9      19      49
Russ Ortiz              1    0    1    7   12      21      48
Billy Wagner            0    1    2    6    9      18      44
John Smoltz             0    2    3    1    5      11      37
Byung-Hyun Kim          1    0    2    2    2       7      28
Kerry Wood              0    1    1    3    6      11      27
Mike Hampton            0    0    1    5    1       7      21
Armando Benitez         1    1    0    0    2       4      19
Brad Penny              0    1    2    0    1       4      18
Steve Trachsel          0    1    0    3    1       5      17
Nelson Figueroa         1    0    0    0    1       2      11
James Baldwin           1    0    0    0    0       1      10
John Riedling           1    0    0    0    0       1      10
Kevin Appier            0    0    1    1    0       2       8
Jeff Fassero            0    0    1    1    0       2       8
Bud Smith               0    1    0    0    1       2       8
Terry Adams             0    0    1    0    2       3       7
Ryan Dempster           0    1    0    0    0       1       7
Dave Mlicki             0    1    0    0    0       1       7
Mike Remlinger          0    1    0    0    0       1       7
Scott Sauerbeck         0    1    0    0    0       1       7
Chad Fox                0    0    0    1    3       4       6
Omar Daal               0    0    1    0    0       1       5
Kyle Farnsworth         0    0    0    1    2       3       5
Albie Lopez             0    0    1    0    0       1       5
Ben Sheets              0    0    0    1    2       3       5
Mike Williams           0    0    1    0    0       1       5
Dicky Gonzalez          0    0    1    0    0       1       5
A.J. Burnett            0    0    0    1    1       2       4
Rick Reed               0    0    0    1    1       2       4
Jeff Shaw               0    0    0    1    1       2       4
Scott Sullivan          0    0    0    0    4       4       4
Pedro Astacio           0    0    0    1    0       1       3
John Franco             0    0    0    1    0       1       3
Todd Ritchie            0    0    0    1    0       1       3
Justin Speier           0    0    0    1    0       1       3
Kerry Ligtenberg        0    0    0    1    0       1       3
Elmer Dessens           0    0    0    0    2       2       2
Jason Marquis           0    0    0    0    2       2       2
Mike Matthews           0    0    0    0    2       2       2
David Weathers          0    0    0    0    2       2       2
Randy Wolf              0    0    0    0    2       2       2
Jimmy Anderson          0    0    0    0    1       1       1
Jason Bere              0    0    0    0    1       1       1
Jeff Brower             0    0    0    0    1       1       1
Giovanni Carrara        0    0    0    0    1       1       1
Shawn Estes             0    0    0    0    1       1       1
Jeremy Fikac            0    0    0    0    1       1       1
Dustin Hermanson        0    0    0    0    1       1       1
Steve Karsay            0    0    0    0    1       1       1
Braden Looper           0    0    0    0    1       1       1
Shane Reynolds          0    0    0    0    1       1       1
Dennis Springer         0    0    0    0    1       1       1
TOTAL                1718 1718 1718 1467 1258    7879   43455

American League Rookie of the Year Award

IBA voters got caught up in Ichiromania as they voted Ichiro Suzuki to a sweeping victory in the Internet AL Rookie of the Year balloting. The 2001 American League batting champion's astounding success clearly caused voters to ignore their reservations about supporting a player experienced in Japan's big leagues.

Most non-Ichiro votes went to pitchers and middle infielders. 20-year-old Indians starter C.C. Sabathia was rewarded for his key role in the Indians' division title chase with a strong second-place finish. Other pitchers who finished in the top ten include Mariners starter Joel Piniero, Indians reliever Danys Baez, Blue Jays reliever Bob File, and Athletics reliever Erik Hiljus. Yankees second baseman Alfonso Soriano finished third overall, while Angels sparkplug David Eckstein ranked fourth and Twins second baseman Luis Rivas came in seventh.

Name                    1    2    3       B       P
Ichiro Suzuki        1480  137   15    1632    7826
C.C. Sabathia         190 1249  140    1579    4837
Alfonso Soriano        26  173  591     790    1240
David Eckstein          7   60  274     341     489
Joel Pineiro            4   34  134     172     256
Danys Baez              1   11   19      31      57
Luis Rivas              1    7   30      38      56
Bob File                0    5   28      33      43
Erik Hiljus             4    4   11      19      43
Shea Hillenbrand        1    3   17      21      31
Toby Hall               1    2   16      19      27
Brent Abernathy         1    2   14      17      25
Sun-Woo Kim             2    4    3       9      25
Joe Kennedy             0    1   17      18      20
Gary Glover             0    4    6      10      18
Jay Gibbons             0    1   14      15      17
Josh Towers             0    1   14      15      17
Ryan Franklin           0    2    7       9      13
Ted Lilly               0    3    4       7      13
Randy Choate            0    2    5       7      11
Casey Fossum            0    2    4       6      10
Aaron Rowand            0    2    4       6      10
Dan Wright              2    0    0       2      10
Michael Young           0    1    7       8      10
Dee Brown               1    0    3       4       8
Rocky Biddle            0    1    4       5       7
Ben Weber               0    2    1       3       7
Vernon Wells            0    2    1       3       7
Victor Zambrano         0    1    4       5       7
Tim Drew                1    0    1       2       6
Randy Keisler           1    0    1       2       6
David Riske             0    1    3       4       6
Nate Cornejo            1    0    0       1       5
Felipe Lopez            0    1    2       3       5
Chris Michalak          0    1    2       3       5
Jared Sandberg          1    0    0       1       5
Chris George            0    1    1       2       4
Willis Roberts          0    0    4       4       4
Shawn Wooten            0    1    1       2       4
Brian Buchanan          0    1    0       1       3
Cesar Izturis           0    1    0       1       3
Aaron Myette            0    1    0       1       3
Adam Pettyjohn          0    1    0       1       3
Brandon Inge            0    0    2       2       2
Kyle Lohse              0    0    2       2       2
Brandon Lyon            0    0    2       2       2
Rick Bauer              0    0    1       1       1
Nick Bierbrodt          0    0    1       1       1
Jesus Colome            0    0    1       1       1
Jack Cressend           0    0    1       1       1
Jeff DaVanon            0    0    1       1       1
Matt Ginter             0    0    1       1       1
Aubrey Huff             0    0    1       1       1
Luis Lopez              0    0    1       1       1
Travis Phelps           0    0    1       1       1
Victor Santos           0    0    1       1       1
Kris Wilson             0    0    1       1       1
TOTAL                1725 1725 1419    4869   15219

National League Rookie of the Year Award

Albert Pujols's historic season earned him 93% of the first place votes available and an overwhelming endorsement as the Internet NL Rookie of the Year. Pujols's rookie campaign--clearly one of the best ever--left little room on the rest of the ballot for what was an outstanding NL rookie crop. Astros starter Roy Oswalt, who would have been an easy Rookie of the Year choice in many other years, finished second, while the Phillies multi-talented shortstop Jimmy Rollins finished third.

Adam Dunn's stunning success after he was called up in July earned him fourth place. Brewer Ben Sheets and Cardinal Bud Smith, both pitchers who exhibited great promise in 2001, finished fifth and seventh respectively, while Braves second baseman Marcus Giles ended up sixth.

Name                    1    2    3       B       P
Albert Pujols        1556   67    5    1628    7986
Roy Oswalt             51 1033  250    1334    3604
Jimmy Rollins          26  391  635    1052    1938
Adam Dunn              14   66  314     394     582
Ben Sheets              0   15   51      66      96
Marcus Giles            2   11   46      59      89
Bud Smith               0   15   44      59      89
Tsuyoshi Shinjo         2   12   20      34      66
D'Angelo Jimenez        1    9   15      25      47
Luke Prokopec           1    7   19      27      45
Brandon Duckworth       2    4    7      13      29
Juan Cruz               0    4    4       8      16
Bret Prinz              1    2    5       8      16
Craig Wilson            0    2    8      10      14
Corey Patterson         1    1    4       6      12
Jose Ortiz              1    1    3       5      11
Brian Lawrence          0    1    7       8      10
Nelson Figueroa         1    1    1       3       9
Dicky Gonzalez          0    3    0       3       9
Timo Perez              0    3    0       3       9
Gene Stechschulte       1    1    1       3       9
Juan Uribe              0    1    5       6       8
Lance Davis             0    2    0       2       6
Britt Reames            0    2    0       2       6
Chad Zerbe              1    0    1       2       6
Shawn Chacon            0    0    5       5       5
Adam Hyzdu              1    0    0       1       5
Chris Reitsma           0    1    1       2       4
Junior Spivey           0    1    1       2       4
Jose Acevedo            0    1    0       1       3
Rod Barajas             0    1    0       1       3
Jeremy Fikac            0    0    3       3       3
Robin Jennings          0    1    0       1       3
Damaso Marte            0    1    0       1       3
Donaldo Mendez          0    1    0       1       3
Augie Ojeda             0    1    0       1       3
Tim Redding             0    0    3       3       3
Joe Beimel              0    0    2       2       2
Jack Wilson             0    0    2       2       2
Brent Butler            0    0    1       1       1
Brady Clark             0    0    1       1       1
David Coggin            0    0    1       1       1
Mike Colangelo          0    0    1       1       1
Cesar Crespo            0    0    1       1       1
Johnny Estrada          0    0    1       1       1
Pedro Feliz             0    0    1       1       1
Luther Hackman          0    0    1       1       1
Junior Herndon          0    0    1       1       1
Ryan Jensen             0    0    1       1       1
Rob Mackowiak           0    0    1       1       1
John Riedling           0    0    1       1       1
Grant Roberts           0    0    1       1       1
David Williams          0    0    1       1       1
TOTAL                1662 1662 1476    4800   14772

American League Manager of the Year Award

Winning 116 games in a season tends to earn respect even among ardent critics, and thus Lou Piniella captured his first ever Internet AL Manager of the Year Award. Art Howe, who led to the Athletics to a 100-win season after a dreadful start, also got substantial support from the voters. Tom Kelly, who in his last year managing presided over a somewhat rejuvenated Twins team, finished third, just ahead of Jimy Williams, who kept a battered Red Sox in the AL East race until he was fired. Joe Torre, who led the Yankees to yet another first place finish, placed fifth, while Mike Scioscia's second year with the Angels was acknowledged by a sixth-place finish.

Name                    1    2    3       B       P
Lou Piniella          974  373  113    1460    6102
Art Howe              333  605  230    1168    3710
Tom Kelly              87  245  257     589    1427
Jimy Williams         133  152  249     534    1370
Joe Torre              40  107  211     358     732
Mike Scioscia          16   48  101     165     325
Charlie Manuel          9   25   73     107     193
Jerry Manuel            6   28   55      89     169
Mike Hargrove           3    7   14      24      50
Johnny Oates            2    4    6      12      28
Joe Kerrigan            3    2    4       9      25
Phil Garner             0    4    2       6      14
Jerry Narron            1    2    1       4      12
Tony Muser              1    0    5       6      10
Hal McRae               0    2    2       4       8
Larry Rothschild        0    2    2       4       8
Buck Martinez           0    2    1       3       7
TOTAL                1608 1608 1326    4542   14190

National League Manager of the Year Award

It was a good year for managers with new teams in the National League. Larry Bowa, whose surprising Phillies were in the NL East playoff picture for most of the season, took home the award. Los Angeles' Jim Tracy presided over a squad beset by the injury bug, and his performance keeping the team together was good for second place. Magician Dusty Baker, last year's NL Manager of the Year, placed third, followed by the Cardinals' Tony LaRussa and departed Astros manager Larry Dierker, 1998's winner.

Name                    1    2    3       B       P
Larry Bowa            331  220  147     698    2462
Jim Tracy             256  152  119     527    1855
Dusty Baker           173  222  168     563    1699
Tony LaRussa          158  182  165     505    1501
Larry Dierker         131  173  140     444    1314
Bobby Cox             146  145  132     423    1297
Bob Brenly            136  150  116     402    1246
Bruce Bochy            91  138  113     342     982
Bobby Valentine        40   51   71     162     424
Don Baylor             26   47   44     117     315
Felipe Alou             4   11    9      24      62
John Boles              4    8   11      23      55
Lloyd McClendon         7    2    3      12      44
Tony Perez              1    5   11      17      31
Bob Boone               2    2    2       6      18
Buddy Bell              2    0    1       3      11
Davey Lopes             0    1    2       3       5
Jeff Torborg            1    0    0       1       5
TOTAL                1509 1509 1254    4272   13326

Now that you've seen all of this year's results, you may want to take a peek back at previous years' results.

Thank you to all the folks who have helped to promote these awards in various corners of the Internet. These award results may be excerpted from this article in any form provided full credit is given to the Internet Baseball Awards and Baseball Prospectus.

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