Rockies’ Gonzalez given National League recognition award

Gonzalez is recognized for his outstanding baseball seasonBy Abigail Richards

With the World Series underway, players on the Texas Rangers and San Francisco Giants vie for the top spot in baseball. However, the players whose teams did not make the cut are still receiving awards and trophies for their contributions to the normal regular season.

Voted on by his peers, Carlos Gonzalez, who plays for the Colorado Rockies, was voted the most outstanding player in the National League, according to Purple Row. Gonzalez received the recognition award over some other favorites, such as Troy Tulowitzki, Albert Pujols and Joey Votto.

During the course of the season, the news source reports that Gonzalez batted .366/.376/.598, with 34 home runs, 117 RBIs, and was considered a threat for the Triple Crown during August and September.

Overall rankings included the most hits in the National League, the 3rd most runs scored, the 4th player with the most home runs and 2nd in RBIs.

According to ESPN, Josh Hamilton, who plays for the Texas Rangers, was given the outstanding player for the American League.