Hamels, Ruiz recognized as top pitcher, player
BBWAA also awards Rollins and Pierre with special franchise honors
Cole Hamels and Carlos Ruiz were recognized as the Phillies' Most Valuable Pitcher and Most Valuable Player, respectively, by the Philadelphia chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America in the annual franchise awards.
Hamels, who leads the Phillies in wins (15), ERA among starters (3.05) and strikeouts (202), was a unanimous selection for his third Steve Carlton Most Valuable Pitcher Award. Ruiz won the Mike Schmidt Most Valuable Player Award.
Jimmy Rollins and Juan Pierre were both also recognized. Rollins was the recipient of the Dallas Green Special Achievement Award, while Pierre won the Tug McGraw Pro Award.
Ruiz received all but three votes for the Schmidt Award, ahead of Hamels and Rollins. The first-time All-Star leads all eligible Phillies with a .328 batting average, to go along with a career-high 15 home runs and 62 RBIs.
Rollins received the Special Achievement Award for becoming the fourth player in team history to reach 2,000 career hits, the first shortstop in Major League history with 2,000 hits, 400 stolen bases and 100 home runs, and for passing Larry Bowa for most games played at shortstop on the club's all-time list.
Pierre won the True Pro Award for his professional cooperation with beat writers.