Boston Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, a product of Madras High School and Oregon State University, won the 2011 Major League Baseball Comeback Player of the Year Award for the American League on Thursday.
The 28-year-old Ellsbury played just 18 games in 2010 because of injuries and hit only .192.
Ellsbury came back as a force this season, however. He set career highs in most offensive categories, hitting .321 with 32 home runs, 105 RBIs, 46 doubles, five triples, 119 runs and 39 stolen bases.
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Lance Berkman won the award for the National League. The honors were announced Thursday, and were picked by the 30 team beat reporters from MLB.com.
Ellsbury became the first Boston player to hit 30 homers and steal 30 bases in a season and led the major leagues with 364 total bases and 83 extra-base hits. He was third in the AL with 212 hits, and tied for third in runs and doubles.