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Carp named top NL pitcher

Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter has been named the winner of the NL Bullet Rogan Award, the Negro League Baseball Museums award for the top pitcher in the National and American leagues.

The award is named after Kansas City Monarchs ace Charles "Bullet" Rogan who played from 1920-1938 and manned the outfield when he wasn't pitching.

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Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter delivers a pitch in the NLDS against the Dodgers. AP photo.

Carpenter was 17-4 for the Cardinals with a 2.24 ERA with three complete games and a shut out.

Royals pitcher Zach Greinke won the award amongst American Leaguers. He was 16-8 with a 2.16 ERA with six complete games and three shutouts.

The awards will be presented in January at the Museum's 10th Annual Legacy Awards, to be held at the Convention Center in Kansas City.

Meanwhile, Giants starter Tim Lincecum was named the National League's pitcher of the year by The Sporting News.