Baseball Digest


Baseball Digest

by Lakeside Publishing Company. It is the oldest baseball magazine in the United States.

It was created by Herbert F. Simons, a sportswriter for the Chicago Daily Times, in 1942. Simons first published the magazine in August, by|1942, and served as its editor-in-chief until 1963. In 1981, Joan Whaley was published as its first female contributor.

It is published 8 times a year (Jan./Feb., Mar./Apr., May, June, July, August, September, and Oct./Nov.) – with National and American League schedules, directories, and pre-season rosters – the magazine provides insights on Major League Baseball history and on current stars, often from one-on-one interviews.

Other features include batting, pitching and fielding statistics, a "fans speak out" letters section, a "Baseball Profile" of one player, trivia questions in a Quick Quiz, previews, rules review, a crossword puzzle, and analysis of upcoming prospects.

In addition, "Baseball Digest" provides season-ending features on its All-Star rookie team along with player and pitcher of the year ratings.

Baseball Digest Player of the Year

*1969 - Tom Seaver, New York Mets
*1970 - Billy Williams, Chicago Cubs
*1971 - Joe Torre, St. Louis Cardinals
*1972 - Dick Allen, Chicago White Sox
*1973 - Pete Rose, Cincinnati Reds
*1974 - Lou Brock, St. Louis Cardinals
*1975 - Joe Morgan, Cincinnati Reds
*1976 - Joe Morgan, Cincinnati Reds
*1977 - George Foster, Cincinnati Reds
*1978 - Ron Guidry, New York Yankees
*1979 - George Brett, Kansas City Royals
*1980 - George Brett, Kansas City Royals
*1981 - Mike Schmidt, Philadelphia Phillies
*1982 - Robin Yount, Milwaukee Brewers
*1983 - Carlton Fisk, Chicago White Sox
*1984 - Ryne Sandberg, Chicago Cubs
*1985 - Dwight Gooden, New York Mets
*1986 - Roger Clemens, Boston Red Sox
*1987 - Andre Dawson, Chicago Cubs
*1988 - José Canseco, Oakland Athletics
*1989 - Will Clark, San Francisco Giants
*1990 - Ryne Sandberg, Chicago Cubs
*1991 - Cal Ripken Jr., Baltimore Orioles
*1992 - Roberto Alomar, Toronto Blue Jays
*1993 - Barry Bonds, San Francisco Giants
*1994 - Jeff Bagwell, Houston Astros
*1995 - Albert Belle, Cleveland Indians
*1996 - Alex Rodriguez, Seattle Mariners
*1997 - Larry Walker, Colorado Rockies
*1998 - Sammy Sosa, Chicago Cubs
*1999 - Iván Rodríguez, Texas Rangers
*2000 - Todd Helton, Colorado Rockies
*2001 - Barry Bonds, San Francisco Giants
*2002 - Barry Bonds, San Francisco Giants
*2003 - Iván Rodríguez, Florida Marlins
*2004 - Vladimir Guerrero, Anaheim Angels
*2005 - Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals
*2006 - Derek Jeter, New York Yankees

Baseball Digest Pitcher of the Year

* 1994 - Greg Maddux, Atlanta Braves
* 1995 - Greg Maddux, Atlanta Braves
* 1996 - John Smoltz, Atlanta Braves
* 1997 - Roger Clemens, Toronto Blue Jays
* 1998 - Kevin Brown, San Diego Padres
* 1999 - Pedro Martínez, Boston Red Sox
* 2000 - Pedro Martínez, Boston Red Sox
* 2001 - Curt Schilling, Arizona Diamondbacks
* 2002 - Randy Johnson, Arizona Diamondbacks
* 2003 - Roy Halladay, Toronto Blue Jays
* 2004 - Curt Schilling, Boston Red Sox
* 2005 - Dontrelle Willis, Florida Marlins
* 2006 - Johan Santana, Minnesota Twins

External links

[https://www.centurysports.net/baseball/index.html Official site]


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