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Trey Mancini named 2021 American League Comeback Player of the Year

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Posted at 9:14 AM, Nov 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-23 09:14:50-05

BALTIMORE — Orioles first baseman Trey Mancini has been named Major League Baseball's 2021 American League Comeback Player of the Year.

Mancini was the highest vote getter among 30 club beat reporters from

The 29-year-old missed the entire 2020 season due to Stage 3 colon cancer, and returned in 2021 to hit 21 home runs and 71 RBI's.

Last season marked four consecutive years where Mancini mashed at least 20 home runs, making him the fastest Orioles player in history to reach 100 career round trippers.

During the 2021 campaign Mancini advanced to the final round of the All Star Home Run Derby, ultimately finishing as runner-up.

He was also named Baltimore’s nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award.