2008 in Baseball - Awards and Honors

Awards and Honors

  • Baseball Hall of Fame honors
    • Rich "Goose" Gossage is elected by the BBWAA in his ninth year of eligibility. Executives Barney Dreyfuss, Bowie Kuhn and Walter O'Malley and managers Billy Southworth and Dick Williams are also inducted following their election by the Veterans Committee.
    • Larry Whiteside, sportswriter for The Boston Globe from 1973 until 2004, receives the J. G. Taylor Spink Award.
    • Dave Niehaus, broadcaster for the Seattle Mariners since 1977, receives the Ford C. Frick Award.
  • MVP Awards
    • American League – Dustin Pedroia (BOS)
    • National League – Albert Pujols (STL)
  • Cy Young Awards
    • American League – Cliff Lee (CLE)
    • National League – Tim Lincecum (SFG)
  • Rookie of the Year Awards
    • American League Evan Longoria (TBR)
    • National League Geovany Soto (CHC)
  • Manager of the Year Awards
    • American League – Joe Maddon (TBR)
    • National League – Lou Piniella (CHC)
  • Silver Slugger Awards
    American League
    DH: Aubrey Huff (BAL)
    C: Joe Mauer (MIN)
    1B: Justin Morneau (MIN)
    2B: Dustin Pedroia (BOS)
    3B: Alex Rodriguez (NYY)
    SS: Derek Jeter (NYY)
    OF: Josh Hamilton (TEX)
    OF: Carlos Quentin (CWS)
    OF: Grady Sizemore (CLE)

National League
P: Carlos Zambrano (CHC)
C: Brian McCann (ATL)
1B: Albert Pujols (STL)
2B: Chase Utley (PHI)
3B: David Wright (NYM)
SS: Hanley Ramírez (FLO)
OF: Ryan Braun (MIL)
OF: Matt Holliday (COL)
OF: Ryan Ludwick (STL)

  • Gold Glove Awards
    American League
    P: Mike Mussina (NYY)
    C: Joe Mauer (MIN)
    1B: Carlos Peña (TBR)
    2B: Dustin Pedroia (BOS)
    3B: Adrián Beltré (SEA)
    SS: Michael Young (TEX)
    OF: Torii Hunter (LAA)
    OF: Grady Sizemore (CLE)
    OF: Ichiro Suzuki (SEA)

National League
P: Greg Maddux (SDP/LAD)
C: Yadier Molina (STL)
1B: Adrian Gonzalez (SDP)
2B: Brandon Phillips (CIN)
3B: David Wright (NYM)
SS: Jimmy Rollins (PHI)
OF: Carlos Beltrán (NYM)
OF: Nate McLouth (PIT)
OF: Shane Victorino (PHI)

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