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MITCHELL EASY PICK AS AP’S PLAYER OF YEAR

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Kevin Mitchell, who led the major leagues with 47 home runs, is The Associated Press Player of the Year.

Mitchell will get a chance to add to his monster season when he leads the San Francisco Giants into the World Series starting today against the Oakland Athletics.Mitchell spent the winter building up his muscles, and it showed from the first day of the season.

The Giants left fielder hit .291 with 100 runs scored, 34 doubles and 125 runs batted in.

Mitchell received 114 points in voting by writers and broadcasters to far outdistance teammate Will Clark, who got 20 points.

Last season, Oakland's Jose Canseco was the AP Player of the Year when he became the first player to hit 40 homers and steal 40 bases.

Mitchell and Canseco are the main power players in the World Series.

"A lot of good things have happened to me this season and I would like one more," Mitchell said.

"Having Kevin hitting behind me made things a lot easier," said Clark, who hit .333 with 23 homers and 111 RBIs. "Kevin has made himself a better hitter."