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Cubs

Rizzo voted Man of the Year; Altuve voted best by players for 2nd year in a row

Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo yells as he circles the bases after hitting a two-run home run off Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez in the fourth inning in Game 2 of baseball's National League Division Series, at Nationals Park, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo yells as he circles the bases after hitting a two-run home run off Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez in the fourth inning in Game 2 of baseball's National League Division Series, at Nationals Park, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

NEW YORK – Houston second baseman Jose Altuve was voted outstanding player for the second straight season in Players Choice Awards balloting by the Major League Baseball Players Association.

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo was selected Marvin Miller Man of the Year, given to the player who most inspires other players through on-field performances and contributions to his community. Rizzo was treated for limited state classical Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2008 and in 2012, founded the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation, which funds pediatric cancer research and supports the families of children with cancer.

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