|MLBPA Press Release|
Last season, Albert finished second in the NL batting race with a .357 average while hitting 37 home runs and driving in 116 runs. He also became the only Major League player to hit at least 30 home runs and 100 RBIs in each of his first eight seasons. Albert has now won a total of six Players Choice Awards since entering the league in 2001, placing him third all-time.
Alberts teammate, Kyle McClellan, will represent his Major League peers in presenting him with the awards.
In Alberts honor, the Major League Baseball Players Trust will award a $70,000 grant to the charity of his choice. 2008 Players Choice Award winners in all categories will designate charities to receive grants totaling $260,000 from the Players Trust. Since 1992, the Players Trust has recognized the outstanding on-field and off-field performances of Players Choice Awards winners by contributing over $3.5 million to charities around the world.