Shortstop Cal Ripken of the Baltimore Orioles was named Associated Press player of the year and Atlanta's Bobby Cox was named manager of the year.
Ripken, 31, received 80 votes from sportswriters and broadcasters. Cecil Fielder of the Detroit Tigers was second with 37.
Cox, who managed the Braves to the National League pennant, received 91 votes. Minnesota's Tom Kelly, who has the Twins in the World Series, was second with 49.