The balloting for Daily News Sportsperson of the Year used a 5-4-3-2-1 system and was voted on by a panel of the Daily News sports staff and other experts (first-place votes in parenthesis).

1. Brad Lidge (13). . . 133

2. Charlie Manuel (12). . . 100

3. Cole Hamels (7). . . 93

4. Ryan Howard. . . 26

5. Bernard Hopkins. . . 22

6. Brian Dawkins. . . 19

Paul Holmgren. . . 19

8. Chase Utley. . . 17

9. John Stevens. . . 12

10. Jamie Moyer (1). . . 11

Pat Gillick. . . 11

11. Mike Richards. . . 10

12. Brian Westbrook. . . 9

Curtis Drake. . . 9

13. Pat Burrell (1). . . 5

Carli Lloyd. . . 5

Jeff Carter. . . 5

16. Jay Wright. . . 3

17. Ed Stefanski. . . 2

Maurice Cheeks. . . 2

Fran Dunphy. . . 2

R.J. Umberger. . . 2

Dionte Christmas. . . 2

22. Shane Victorino. . . 1

Matt D'Orazio. . . 1

Tyreke Evans. . . 1

Martin Biron. . . 1

Steve Devlin. . . 1

Gabriela Marginean. . . 1