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No Pirates players received Rookie of the Year Awards (Although, Neil Walker and Jose Tabata did receive one vote each by Pittsburgh-Post Gazette writer Dejan Kovacevic) .Nor will they take home any other post season awards this year.
But they will be recognized with local awards. The Pittsburgh chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America gives out two awards at the end of the season: The Roberto Clemente Award and the Chuck Tanner Award.
Second-baseman Neil Walker received the Roberto Clemente award after a great season with the Bucs. He finished 2010 with a .296 average, 29 doubles, 12 home runs, 66 RBIs and a .349 on-base percentage. The Roberto Clemente award has been given out since 1973 and goes to the player who best exemplifies the standard of excellence established by Clemente.
Pitcher Evan Meek received the Chuck Tanner Award. Meek finished the season with a 5-4 record, 2.14 ERA through 80 innings of work. He also picked up four saves and was named the Pirates lone representative for the 2010 All-Star game. The Chuck Tanner award has been given out since 2006.