2011 GREATNESS IN BASEBALL YEARLY AWARD WINNERS TO BE UNVEILED ON MLB NETWORK AND MLB.COM FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16
Comprehensive Voting Selects Top Stars & Highlights from the 2011 MLB Season
Awards to Include Starting Pitcher, Breakout Player and Player of the Year Categories
December 14, 2011, New York & Secaucus – The tenth annual Greatness in Baseball Yearly (GIBBY) Awards, honoring the best players and must-see moments from the 2011 Major League Baseball season, will be announced exclusively on MLB Network and MLB.com by MLB Network’s Greg Amsinger and Mitch Williams, and feature interviews with winners on Friday, December 16, at 9:00 p.m. ET.
This year’s winners in the 19 GIBBY Award categories, including best Player, Starting Pitcher, Rookie, Closer, Defensive Player, Manager and Breakout Player – with no division of League affiliation – were determined through a comprehensive six-week (Oct. 29-Dec. 4) voting process that included media, front-office personnel, former MLB players and online fan balloting at MLB.com.
Additional GIBBY Award categories include the year’s top Play, Moment, Performance, Oddity, Walk-Off, Fan Moment and Postseason Moment, each delivered through MLB.com’s “Must C” highlight vault. Videos and a complete list of categories and nominees for these honors can be found at MLB.com/GIBBYs.