Carlos Ruiz: The Phillies catcher continued to be a fan favorite with his clutch hitting and his handling of the talented pitching staff.

Ruben Amaro Jr.: The Phillies general manager pulled off a huge deal in the summer by acquiring Roy Oswalt. He topped that in December by bringing Cliff Lee back to Philadelphia.

Sebastien LeToux: Left unprotected by Seattle in the 2009 MLS expansion draft, LeToux became a diamond in the rough for the Union, finishing 2010 with a club-best 14 goals and 11 assists.

Herb Magee: The Philadelphia legend won his 903rd game on Feb. 23 to pass Bobby Knight for the most NCAA men's basketball victories. Herbie, a shooting guru, is well on his way to 1,000 with 912 wins.

Phil Jasner: Our Sixers beat writer lost a courageous battle with cancer in December. His colleagues and friends at the Daily News will forever remember the great Phil Jasner, a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame and four other Halls of Fame.

Mike Richards: The Flyers captain led his team to an amazing 4-3 conference semifinal series victory over the Bruins after trailing 3-0 in games and 3-0 in Game 7. The Flyers advanced to the Stanley Cup finals before losing in six games to the Blackhawks.

Al Bagnoli: The Penn football coach led his team to a second consecutive Ivy League championship and fifth in 10 years. Bagnoli's coaching job included guiding the team through the death of junior Owen Thomas.

Al Golden: The former Temple football coach saw his team go 8-4 this season, but losses in their final two games kept the Owls out of a second consecutive bowl game. In December, he was named the head coach at Miami.


Results of balloting by members of the Daily News sports staff and selected others for the 2010 Daily News Sportsperson of the Year, with their point totals: (First-place Votes in Parentheses)

Roy Halladay (28) 167

Michael Vick (4) 90

Peter Laviolette (2) 87

Chris Pronger 36

Charlie Manuel 20

Carlos Ruiz 19

Ruben Amaro Jr. (1) 17

Sebastien LeToux 9

Herb Magee 9

Phil Jasner (1) 8

Mike Richards 8

Al Bagnoli 7

Al Golden 7

Andy Talley 7

Danny Briere 6

Michael Leighton 6

Scottie Reynolds 6

Roy Oswalt 5

Matt Szczur 5

Fran Dunphy 4

Kevin Turner 4

Trent Cole 3

Andy Reid 2

Jay Wright 2

Fran Crippen 1

Samuel Dalembert 1

Simon Gagne 1

Claude Giroux 1

Bernard Hopkins 1

DeSean Jackson 1