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Welcome to the 2003 MLB.com This Year in Baseball Awards.
Albert Pujols was voted the "This Year in Baseball" Player of the Year for the 2003 Major League Baseball season. Click here for a complete list of winners and final voting tallies. Nearly 800,000 ballots were cast for this year's awards by baseball fans around the globe. Thanks to everyone who voted.
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BELTRAN HAS ESTABLISHED HIMSELF AS ONE OF THE GAME'S BEST ALL-AROUND PLAYERS. IN ADDITION TO DRIVING IN 100 RUNS FOR THE THIRD STRAIGHT SEASON, BELTRAN WAS AN AMAZING 41-OF-45 IN STEAL ATTEMPTS IN 2003.
  56K | 300K


ONCE AGAIN BONDS PUT UP RECORD-BREAKING NUMBERS, LEADING THE LEAGUE IN OBP (.529), SLG (.749) AND OPS (1.278). HIS 45 HOMERS PLACED HIM SECOND IN THE NL AND HIS .341 AVERAGE WAS GOOD FOR THIRD IN THE LEAGUE.
  56K | 300K


BOONE TOPPED ALL MAJOR LEAGUE SECOND BASEMEN WITH 117 RBIS (THIRD OVERALL IN AL) AND A .535 SLUGGING PERCENTAGE. HE ALSO RANKED EIGHTH IN THE AL WITH 35 HOMERS AND SEVENTH WITH 111 RUNS SCORED.
  56K | 300K


DELGADO TOPPED THE MAJORS WITH 145 RBIS AND LED THE AL WITH A 1.019 OPS (ON BASE + SLUGGING PERCENTAGE). HE RANKED SECOND IN THE AL IN HR, FOURTH IN RUNS (117) AND SECOND IN BB (109).
  56K | 300K


GAGNE CONVERTED ON ALL 55 SAVE OPPORTUNITIES THIS SEASON WHILE SETTING THE MLB RECORD FOR CONSECUTIVE SAVES WITHOUT A BLOWN OPPORTUNITY. HE LED ALL RELIEVERS WITH 137 STRIKEOUTS.
  56K | 300K


GARCIAPARRA HAD ANOTHER SUPERB ALL-AROUND SEASON, BATTING OVER .300 WITH 20+ HOMERS AND 100+ RBIS FOR THE FOURTH TIME IN SIX YEARS. HE ALSO STOLE 19 BASES AND ADDED A CAREER-HIGH 13 TRIPLES.
  56K | 300K


HELTON BATTED OVER .320 WITH 30+ HOMERS AND 100+ RBIS FOR THE FIFTH STRAIGHT SEASON. HE RANKED SECOND IN THE NL IN AVERAGE, RUNS (135), OBP (.458) AND BB (111), AND THIRD IN SLG (.630) AND OPS (1.088).
  56K | 300K


ONE OF THE SURPRISE COMEBACK PLAYERS OF 2003, LOPEZ LED ALL MAJOR LEAGUE CATCHERS WITH A .328 AVERAGE, 43 HOMERS AND 109 RBIS. HE ALSO TOPPED ALL BACKSTOPS IN SLG (.687) AND OPS (1.065).
  56K | 300K


DESPITE MISSING ALMOST A MONTH DUE TO INJURY, LOWELL TOPPED ALL THIRD BASEMAN WITH 32 HOME RUNS. HIS 105 RBIS HELPED LEAD THE MARLINS TO THE NL WILD CARD.
  56K | 300K


ORTIZ HAD A HUGE SECOND HALF IN 2003, SWATTING 27 OF HIS 31 HOME RUNS IN THE SEASON'S FINAL THREE MONTHS. HE RANKED THIRD IN THE AL WITH A .592 SLG AND FIFTH IN OPS (.961).
  56K | 300K


POSADA TOPPED ALL AL CATCHERS IN HOME RUNS, RBIS, WALKS (93), OBP (.405), SLUGGING (.518) AND OPS (.922). HIS 30 HR AND 101 RBIS WERE BOTH CAREER HIGHS.
  56K | 300K


PUJOLS WON HIS FIRST NL BATTING CROWN BY HITTING .359 IN 2003. HE ALSO RANKED IN THE TOP 5 IN THE MAJORS IN HITS (212, 2ND), RUNS (137, 1ST), DOUBLES (51, 1ST), HOME RUNS (5TH), RBIS (5TH) AND OPS (1.106, 2ND).
  56K | 300K


RAMIREZ RANKED AMONG THE AL LEADERS IN AVERAGE (2ND), RUNS (117, 5TH), OBP (.427, 1ST), HR (7TH), BB (97, 5TH) AND SLG (.587, 4TH), WHILE HITTING OVER .300 WITH 30+ HR AND 100+ RBIS FOR THE FIFTH STRAIGHT YEAR.
  56K | 300K


A-ROD PUT UP AMAZING OFFENSIVE NUMBERS ONCE AGAIN, TYING FOR THE MLB LEAD WITH 47 HOMERS AND TOPPING THE AL IN RUNS (124) AND SLG (.600). HE ALSO PLACED SECOND IN THE LEAGUE WITH 118 RBIS.
  56K | 300K


SHEFFIELD WAS THE ONLY PLAYER IN THE MAJORS TO TALLY AT LEAST 125 RUNS (126) AND RBIS (132) IN 2003. HE RANKED IN THE TOP 5 IN THE NL IN AVERAGE (.330), OPS (1.023), SLG (.604), RBIS AND RUNS SCORED.
  56K | 300K


SOSA HELPED LEAD THE CUBS TO THE NL CENTRAL TITLE BY BLASTING 40 HOME RUNS FOR THE SIXTH STRAIGHT SEASON. HIS 103 RBIS MARKED THE NINTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR HE REACHED THE 100-RBI PLATEAU.
  56K | 300K


STEWART'S CLUTCH HITTING AND SUPERB FIELDING HELPED MINNESOTA ERASE A 7 1/2-GAME DEFICIT AFTER HIS ARRIVAL FROM TORONTO IN JULY.
  56K | 300K


THOMAS POSTED HIS 10TH CAREER 100 RBI, 100 BB SEASON IN 2003. THE BIG HURT BELTED 42 HOMERS (3RD IN AL) AND RANKED SIXTH IN THE AL WITH A .562 SLG.
  56K | 300K


THOME TIED FOR THE MAJOR LEAGUE LEAD WITH 47 HOMERS (THE SECOND HIGHEST TOTAL IN PHILLIES HISTORY) AND RANKED THIRD IN THE NL WITH A CAREER-HIGH 131 RBIS.
  56K | 300K


WILSON'S 141 RBIS LED THE NATIONAL LEAGUE IN 2003. HE ALSO TALLIED CAREER-HIGHS WITH 36 HOMERS AND 43 DOUBLES.
  56K | 300K