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2002 MLB Awards
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2002 MLB Awards: The Candidates

Rookie of the YearCy Young AwardManager of the YearMVP

GOLD GLOVE AWARDS:  NL: Cardinals earn four | AL: West captures eight
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Winner: Jason Jennings, COL
Right-handed pitcher Jason Jennings, whose 16 wins were the third-most of any National League rookie since 1980, has earned the NL Rookie of the Year. Jennings, 24, went 16-8 with a 4.52 ERA in his first full season with the Rockies.   More >

Winner: Eric Hinske, TOR
Eric Hinske has snared the 2002 AL Rookie of the Year Award. The honor puts an exclamation point on Hinske's first year as a Major Leaguer. A month after the regular season's conclusion, Toronto's third baseman has earned a clean sweep.   More >

Winner: Randy Johnson, ARI
We might as well just call it the Big Unit award and get it over with. Arizona left-hander Randy Johnson, who led the National League in eight categories this past season, claimed his fifth Cy Young Award, beating out teammate Curt Schilling.   More >

Winner: Mike Scioscia, ANA
For the first time in his three-year stint as the Angels' manager, Mike Scioscia was awarded with the AL Manager of the Year honor. He was selected for the award before the regular season was completed, meaning the Angels' stunning run to the world championship was not a factor.   More >

Winner: Tony La Russa, STL
Tony La Russa added another line to his already robust resume on Wednesday, picking up Manager of the Year honors in the National League. It was the fourth time La Russa has been named Manager of the Year by the Baseball Writers Association of America, the most in the history of the award.   More >

Winner: Barry Zito, OAK
The last time a pitcher as young as Barry Zito won a Cy Young Award, it probably didn't mean a whole lot to Zito himself. He was only 8 years old at the time. Now 24, the A's left-hander became the youngest pitcher since 1986 to win the award, topping Boston's Pedro Martinez in a close race.   More >

Winner: Barry Bonds, SF
When Barry Bonds homered twice in each of the first two games of the 2002 season, perhaps the Baseball Writers Association of America ought to have simply handed him an unprecedented fifth MVP Award on the spot.   More >

Winner: Miguel Tejada, OAK
In naming Miguel Tejada the 2002 AL MVP, voters no doubt looked long and hard at the Oakland shortstop's MLB-best 72 RBIs after the All-Star break. And no doubt they looked at his .322 batting average during the dog days of August.   More >

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