2009 Philadelphia Phillies Season - Awards


See also: List of Major League Baseball awards

The 2009 Phillies captured the Warren C. Giles Trophy, as winners of the National League pennant. Baseball America named the Phillies as its Organization of the Year. The Philadelphia Sports Writers Association named the Phillies its "Team of the Year".

Individual awards were won by Rollins, who won a third straight Rawlings Gold Glove Award at shortstop, Victorino, who won a second Gold Glove in the outfield; Utley, who won his fourth consecutive Silver Slugger Award at second base; Werth, who was named the "This Year in Baseball Awards" Unsung Player of the Year, and Howard, who was named the Most Valuable Player of the National League Championship Series. Happ was named the Players Choice Awards NL Outstanding Rookie by his fellow players and the "This Year in Baseball Awards" Rookie of the Year. He also received the Sporting News NL Rookie of the Year Award and was named to the Baseball America All-Rookie Team (as one of five pitchers) and the Topps All-Star Rookie team (as the left-handed pitcher).

The Philadelphia chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) presented its annual franchise awards to Ryan Howard ("Mike Schmidt Most Valuable Player Award"), J.A. Happ ("Steve Carlton Most Valuable Pitcher Award"), Jamie Moyer ("Dallas Green Special Achievement Award"), and Brad Lidge ("Tug McGraw Good Guy Award").

Ruben Amaro, Jr., was named the "This Year in Baseball Awards" Executive of the Year and the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association Executive of the Year. He was also inducted into the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

The Phillie Phanatic was awarded the "Great Friend to Kids" Award by the Please Touch Museum (the Children's Museum of Philadelphia).

On December 9, 2009, Sports Illustrated named Chase Utley as the second baseman on its MLB All-Decade Team. On December 22, Sports Illustrated named Pat Gillick as number 7 on its list of the Top 10 GMs/Executives of the Decade (in all sports).

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