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    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 15: American League All-Star Michael Young #10 of the Texas Rangers celebrates with Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees and Americal League teammates after Young hit the game winning RBI at the end of the 79th MLB All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium on July 15, 2008 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Derek Jeter stayed for the end of the 15 inning game after being removed in the sixth inning. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

    Texas Rangers All-Star Michael Young is selected as a finalist for the 2011 Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award.

    Fans from around the country participated in the Internet poll to determine which six players, one from each division, would be selected.

    Along with Michael Young, David Robertson (NY Yankees), Paul Konerko (Chicago White Sox), David Wright (NY Mets), Adam Wainwright (St. Louis Cardinals) and Troy Tulowitzki (Colorado Rockies) were also selected.

    The players are honored for their on-field performance and off-field community contributions, and the winners in all categories will designate charities to receive grants.

    The grants totaling $260,000 will come from the Major League Players Trust which recognizes players for their performance on and off the field. The trust has already contributed more than $3 million to charities around the world.

    The players names are placed on a ballot which is then handed out and voted on by all major league players for the 2011 Man of the Year award. Brandon Inge of the Detroit Tigers was last year's recipient.