Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins is the winner of the John Wanamaker Athletic Award for his play in 2007 that resulted in the National League Most Valuable Player award.
Rollins follows teammate Ryan Howard, who won the award in 2006.
Rollins was the first player in baseball history to have at least 200 hits, 20 triples, 25 home runs, and 25 stolen bases in one season as the Phillies won the National League East title.
Since 1961, the Wanamaker Award has been presented to the athlete, team or organization that has done the most to reflect credit upon Philadelphia and to their team or sport.
Previous Wanamaker winners include many of the biggest names in Philadelphia sports history, including Wilt Chamberlain, Julius Erving, Joe Frazier, Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, Dawn Staley, Bob Clarke, Bernie Parent, Reggie White, Donovan McNabb and Chuck Bednarik.
Villanova football coach Andy Talley will receive the Philadelphia Sports Congress Community Service Award based on his work with the National Marrow Donor Program.
The Philadelphia Sports Congress presents the award in conjunction with the IPC/Amerimar Management Co., the Daily News and CBS3. The Sports Congress is a division of the city's Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The recipients will be honored July 9 at the Wanamaker Building's Crystal Tea Room. *