Baseball awards


Baseball awards

Professional baseball leagues and amateur-baseball organizations around the world, various sportswriting associations, and other interested groups confer awards on various baseball teams, players, managers, coaches, executives, broadcasters, and writers for excellence in achievement, sportsmanship, and community involvement.

Contents

International

International Baseball Federation (IBAF)

World

For U.S. regional champions, see #Little League Baseball (below)

Africa

  • Baseball at the All-Africa Games

Americas

See also: Caribbean Baseball Hall of Fame[7] and Latin American Baseball Hall of Fame[8]
  • America Baseball Cup championship (national teams)
  • America Baseball Cup All-Star team
  • Caribbean Series championship
  • Caribbean Series Most Valuable Player
  • Baseball at the Central American and Caribbean Games
  • Baseball at the Pan American Games
  • Baseball at the South American Games

Asia

Europe

See footnote[9]
  • European Baseball Championship (national teams)
  • European Cup (two winners; top teams of the professional baseball leagues)
  • European Champion Cup (one winner; top four teams of the two European Cups)
  • European Under-21 Baseball Championship
  • European Junior Baseball Championship (national teams; under 18)
  • European Youth Baseball Championship (national teams; under 16)
  • European Juveniles Baseball Championship (national teams; under 12)

Oceania

Australia

In general

  • Greater Brisbane League club championship
  • New South Wales Major League club championship
  • Australia Women's Championships (baseball)
  • Australian Universities Championship Series — see Baseball at the Australian University Games
  • Australian Schools Championship (baseball)
  • Australia National Youth Championships (baseball)

Claxton Shield

  • Claxton Shield champions — National competition
  • Claxton Shield awards:
    • Helm's Award (Tournament Most Valuable Player)
    • Batting Champion
    • Pitcher of the Year
    • Golden Glove (Fielding award)
    • Rookie of the Year
    • Manager of the Year

Baseball Australia Diamond Awards

  • President's Award
  • ABF Life Membership
  • Administrator of the Year Award
  • Club of the Year Award
  • Official of the Year Award
  • Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Coach of the Year Award
  • Player of the Year (Open Women's Award)
  • Player of the Year (Youth Award)
  • State of the Year

Australian Baseball League (2010- )

See: Australian Baseball League

Australian Baseball League (1989-1999) (defunct)

See: Australian Baseball League (1989-1999)

Austria

Brunei

See: Malaysian All-Star League Baseball#Other baseball teams within the ASEAN region

Canada

China (People's Republic of China)

See: Chinese Baseball Association

Colombia

Croatia

Cuba

Dominican Republic

France

See: Division Élite
  • Championnat de France de baseball

Germany

Greece

See: Baseball in Greece

Indonesia

See: Malaysian All-Star League Baseball#Other baseball teams within the ASEAN region

Iran

  • Iran Baseball Championship

Ireland

For other awards, see Baseball Ireland official website

Israel

See: Israel Baseball League

Italy

See also: Italian Baseball Hall of Fame[11]
  • Serie A1 (Italian Baseball League) championship

Japan

See also: Nippon Professional Baseball: Awards, Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame and Meikyukai (The Golden Players Club)

Malaysia

See: Malaysian All-Star League Baseball

Mexico

See also: Salón de la Fama del Beisbol Profesional de México (Mexican Professional Baseball Hall of Fame)

Netherlands

See: Honkbal Hoofdklasse and Dutch Baseball Hall of Fame[12]

Philippines

Puerto Rico

Note: Although Puerto Rico is a United States commonwealth, it competes separately in international baseball. See: Puerto Rico national baseball team.
See also: Puerto Rican Baseball Hall of Fame[13]
  • Puerto Rico Baseball League championship (winter league) (winner takes part in the Caribbean Series)

Singapore

See: Malaysian All-Star League Baseball#Other baseball teams within the ASEAN region

South Korea

See: Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) and Korea Professional Baseball

Spain

Sweden

Taiwan (Republic of China)

See: Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) and Chinese Taipei
  • Taiwan Series championship
  • CPBL MVP of the Year Award
  • CPBL Rookie of the Year Award
  • CPBL Manager of the Year Award
  • CPBL Golden Glove Award
  • CPBL most progressive award (comeback player)
  • Taiwan Series MVP
  • Taiwan Series Outstanding Player
  • CPBL All-Star Game MVP
  • CPBL MVP of the Month

United Kingdom

Venezuela

See also: Salón de la Fama del Béisbol Venezolano[14]

United States

See also: #Puerto Rico (above)

United States major leagues: Awards by Major League Baseball (MLB)

Note: The following awards (except the Edgar Martinez Award, Baseball Assistance Team (B.A.T.) awards, Beacon Awards, and the Fishel Award) appear at MLB.com, on its awards page for the most recent completed season.[15][16]

(Each award is given to a player (or manager) in each league, except where noted by a superscript ¹.)

Annual awards

    • Player of the Year Award¹ (formerly "Hitter of the Year")
    • Rookie of the Year Award¹
    • Starting Pitcher of the Year Award¹
    • Closer of the Year Award¹[22]
    • Setup Man (pitcher) of the Year Award¹[22]
    • Defensive Player of the Year Award¹
    • Breakout Player of the Year Award¹
    • Comeback Player of the Year Award¹[23]
    • Wow Factor of the Year Award¹
    • Executive of the Year Award¹[24]
    • Manager of the Year Award¹[20]
    • Postseason MVP Award¹
    • Play of the Year Award¹
    • Moment of the Year Award¹
    • Performance of the Year Award¹
    • Oddity of the Year Award¹
    • Walk-Off of the Year Award¹
    • Fan Moment of the Year Award¹
    • Postseason Moment of the Year Award¹

Monthly and weekly awards

Note: The following monthly and weekly awards appear at MLB.com, on its awards page for the current season.[30]

One-time awards

Note: The following awards are one-time-only awards.

¹ A combined award is given for the American and National Leagues.

U.S. major leagues: Awards by organizations other than MLB

Note: The following awards do not appear at MLB.com, on its awards page for the most recent completed season[16]

(Each award is given to a player (or manager) in each league, except where noted by a superscript ¹.)

All-time

All-decade

1990s
2000s

Other individual awards

Awards given to members of specific teams

See also: Category:Major League Baseball museums and halls of fame and Category:Major League Baseball team trophies and awards

¹ A combined award is given for the American and National Leagues.

U.S. minor leagues

In general

Awards by Minor League Baseball (MiLB)

Awards by organizations other than MiLB

Triple-A

Double-A

Single-A

Winter leagues (affiliated)

U.S. adult & semi-professional baseball

National Adult Baseball Association (NABA)

  • NABA Phoenix World Championship Series
    • Division championships:[48] 18 Wood, 18AA, 18A, 18 Rookie, 25 Wood, 25 Aluminum, 35 Wood, 35 Aluminum, 45 Wood, 45 Aluminum, 50 Wood, 55 Wood, 60 Wood.
    • Awards:[48]
      • Team Champions: team trophy and NABA World Series championship rings
      • Team Runner-up: team trophy and NABA World Series championship watches
      • Team Pool Champion: team pool trophy
      • Championship Game Gold Glove: individual Gold Glove award for each championship game
      • Championship Game MVP: individual MVP award for each championship game
      • Pool Game MVP: individual Game MVP award in each pool game for both teams
  • NABA Women's World Championship Series
    • Awards:[49]
      • Champions: team trophy and NABA World Series commemorative championship medal
      • Runner-up: team trophy and NABA World Series commemorative finalist medal
      • Pool Winner: team pool trophy
      • Championship Game Gold Glove: individual Gold Glove award for each championship game
      • Championship Game MVP: individual MVP award for each championship game
      • Pool Game MVP: individual Game MVP award in each pool game for both teams
  • NABA Florida World Championship Series
    • Division championships:[50] 18AA, 18A, 18 Rookie, 18 Open Wood Bat, 25 Rookie, 35 Rookie, 45 Rookie, 55 Rookie
    • Awards:[50]
      • Champions: team trophy and NABA World Series championship rings
      • Runner-up: team trophy and NABA World Series championship watches
      • Pool Winner: team pool trophy
      • Championship Game Gold Glove: individual Gold Glove award for each championship game
      • Championship Game MVP: individual MVP award for each championship game
      • Pool Game MVP: individual Game MVP award in each pool game for both teams

National Baseball Congress (NBC)

U.S. amateur baseball

All-American Amateur Baseball Association (AAABA)

  • AAABA World Series

U.S. college baseball

Team awards

Individual awards

U.S. high-school baseball

U.S. youth baseball

National Youth Baseball Championship

See: Amateur baseball in the United States #National Youth Baseball Championship
  • 12U National Youth Baseball Championship
  • 10U National Youth Baseball Championship

USA Baseball Tournament of Stars

See: Amateur baseball in the United States #National all-stars tournament (ages 16-18)

American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC)

  • Stan Musial World Series national championship (ages 19 and over)
  • Connie Mack World Series national championship (ages 18 and under)
  • Don Mattingly World Series national championship (age 17)
  • Mickey Mantle World Series national championship (ages 16 and under)
  • Ken Griffey Jr World Series national championship (age 15)
  • Sandy Koufax 14U World Series national championship (ages 14 and under)
  • Sandy Koufax 13S World Series national championship (age 13)
  • Pee Wee Reese World Series national championship (ages 12 and under)
  • Gil Hodges World Series national championship (age 11)
  • Willie Mays World Series national championship (ages 10 and under)
  • Jackie Robinson World Series national championship (age 9)
  • Roberto Clemente World Series national championship (ages 7-8)

American Legion Baseball

See: American Legion Baseball#Awards
  • American Legion Baseball national championship (ages 19 and under)
  • American Legion Baseball state champions (including Puerto Rico)
  • Louisville Slugger Batting Champion (highest batting average during national competition)[56]
  • Bob Feller Pitching Award (pitcher with most strikeouts in regional and national competition)[56]
  • Dr. Irvin L. "Click" Cowger RBI Memorial Award (most RBI at the regional tournament and World Series)[56]
  • Rawlings Big Stick Award (player who rounds the most bases in regional and national competition)[56]
  • George W. Rulon Player of the Year (based on integrity, mental attitude, cooperation, citizenship, sportsmanship, scholastic aptitude and general good conduct)[56]
  • James F. Daniel Jr. Memorial Sportsmanship Award (Legion World Series participant who best embodies the principles of good sportsmanship)[56]
  • Jack Williams Memorial Leadership Award (manager and coach of the national championship team)[56]
  • American Legion Graduate of the Year (an alumnus, who is a Major League Baseball player; for character, leadership, playing abilities and community service)[56]

Babe Ruth League

See: Babe Ruth League#National Babe Ruth League Winners
See also: Babe Ruth League Hall of Fame
For regions, see footnote[57]
For photos of championship teams, see footnote[58]
For World Series honors, see footnote[59]
  • 16-18-year-old baseball World Series national championship
  • 16-year-old baseball World Series national championship
  • 14-year-old baseball World Series national championship
  • 13-15-year-old baseball World Series national championship
  • 13-year-old baseball World Series national championship
  • Cal Ripken Major/70 baseball World Series national championship (ages 11-12)[60][61] (The U.S. champion plays the International champion for the World Series title.[62])
  • Cal Ripken Major/60 baseball World Series national championship (ages 11-12) (From 2000 to 2006, the U.S. champion played an International champion for the World Series title.[63])
  • Cal Ripken 10-year-old baseball World Series national championship

Cal Ripken Baseball

See #Babe Ruth League above

Dixie Boys Baseball

  • Dixie Majors World Series national championship (ages 15-19)[64][65]
  • Dixie Pre Majors World Series national championship (ages 15-16)[64][65]
  • Dixie Boys World Series national championship (ages 13-14)[64][65]
  • Junior Dixie Boys World Series national championship (age 13)[64][65]

Dixie Youth Baseball

See footnote[66]
  • Majors World Series national championship (ages 12 and under)[67][66]
  • AAA World Series national championship (ages 10 and under)[68][66]
  • "O" Zone World Series national championship[69][66]

Little League Baseball

Note: For each world series' worldwide champions, see #World (above)
  • Big League World Series national champions (ages 16–18)
  • Big League World Series regional champions: Central, East, Southeast, Southwest, and West regions
  • Big League World Series state champions (including District of Columbia, Northern California, Southern California, Texas East, Texas West, and Dakotas champions)
  • Senior League World Series regional champions[70] (ages 14–16): Central, East, Southeast, Southwest, and West
  • Senior League World Series state champions (including District of Columbia, Northern California, Southern California, Texas East, Texas West, and Dakotas champions)
  • Junior League World Series national champions (ages 13–15)
  • Junior League World Series regional champions: Central, East, Southeast, Southwest, and West regions
  • Junior League World Series state champions (including District of Columbia, Northern California, Southern California, Texas East, Texas West, and Dakotas champions)
  • Little League World Series national champions (ages 11–13)
  • Little League World Series regional champions (U.S.):
For international regional champions, see #World (above)
  • Little League World Series state champions[71] (including District of Columbia, Northern California, Southern California, Texas East, Texas West, and Dakotas champions) (ages 11–13)
  • Little League Baseball awards:
    See also: Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum#Hall of Excellence
    • Good Sport of the Year Award
    • Challenger Award
    • ASAP (A Safety Awareness Program) Award
    • Bill Shea Distinguished Little League Graduate Award
    • Mom of the Year Award
    • George and Barbara Bush Little League Parents of the Year Award
    • Volunteer of the Year Award
    • Howard and Gail Paster Little League Urban Initiative Volunteer of the Year Award
    • Howard Hartman Little League Friendship Award

PONY Baseball

  • Palomino League World Series (ages 17-19) (including community teams from other nations)[72]
  • Colt League World Series (ages 15-16) (including community teams from other nations)[72]
  • Pony League World Series (ages 13-14) (including community teams from other nations)[72]
  • Pony-13 League World Series (age 13) (including community teams from other nations)[72]
  • Bronco League World Series (ages 11-12) (including community teams from other nations)[72]
  • Bronco-11 League World Series (age 11) (including community teams from other nations)[72]
  • Mustang League World Series (ages 9–10) (including community teams from other nations)[72]

Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI)

See footnotes[73][74][75]
  • Senior Boys RBI World Series (ages 16-18)[76][77]
  • Junior Boys RBI World Series (ages 13-15)[76][77]

Baseball book of the year

See also

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b c d e Cassandra Sedgman, "Paul Hyham IBAF 2009 Umpire of the Year". Baseball Australia, 7 December 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
  2. ^ For footnotes re World Series honors and photos of championship teams, see #Babe Ruth League (below).
  3. ^ The Cal Ripken World Series tournament includes sixteen teams: 10 from the United States (by way of their respective tournaments) and 6 from outside the U.S. (by way of invitation from the Babe Ruth League). The U.S. champion and the International champion meet in the final game, for the world title. At Ripken Baseball official website, 'go to "Amateur Baseball" and click on "Cal Ripken World Series". Retrieved 2011-09-05.
  4. ^ Cal Ripken, Jr.. Babe Ruth League official website. Retrieved 2011-09-05. "... the Cal Ripken World Series ... includes 15 teams of 11- and 12-year-olds from all over the world and crowns the champion of the Cal Ripken Division of Babe Ruth League, Inc."
  5. ^ For list of champions, go to Honor Roll of World Champions and scroll down to "Cal Ripken 12-Year-Old (Major/70)". Babe Ruth League official website. Retrieved 2011-09-06.
  6. ^ From 2000 to 2006, an International champion played the U.S. champion for the World Series title. Go to Honor Roll of World Champions and scroll down to "Cal Ripken 12-Year-Old (Major/60)". Babe Ruth League official website. Retrieved 2011-09-06.
  7. ^ The Caribbean Baseball Hall of Fame was established in 1996. Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2010-07-26.
  8. ^ The Latin American Baseball Hall of Fame (Salón de la Fama del Béisbol Latino, in Spanish) was established in 2010. Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2010-07-26.
  9. ^ Chetwynd, Josh (2008). Baseball in Europe: A Country by Country History. 344 pp. (77 photos). Print ISBN: 978-0-7864-3724-5; EBook ISBN: 978-0-7864-5175-3. Retrieved 2011-09-04.
  10. ^ Given by the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame to the Canadian baseball player "judged to have excelled in individual achievement and team contribution while adhering to the highest ideals of the game of baseball." It is named for Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer James "Tip" O'Neill (not the former U.S. Speaker of the House of the same name).
  11. ^ The Italian Baseball Hall of Fame was established by the Italian Baseball and Softball Federation in 2005. Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2010-07-26.
  12. ^ The Dutch Baseball Hall of Fame was established in 1983. Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2010-07-26. See also: Hall of Fame. Dutch Baseball and Softball Museum website. Retrieved 2010-07-26.
  13. ^ Puerto Rican Baseball Hall of Fame (Salón de la Fama del Béisbol Puertorriqueño, in Spanish). Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2010-07-26.
  14. ^ The Salón de la Fama del Béisbol Venezolano (formally known as the Salón de la Fama y Museo del Beisbol Venezolano or the Venezuelan Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, in English) was established in 2003. Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2010-07-26.
  15. ^ 2010 Awards. MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved 2011-01-03.
  16. ^ a b 2009 Awards (MLB.com/News/Awards/2009 Awards). MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved 2010-06-09.
  17. ^ The World Series Trophy was first awarded in 1967. In 1985, it was re-named the Commissioner's Trophy. From 1970 to 1984, the "Commissioner's Trophy" was the name of the award given to the All-Star Game MVP.
  18. ^ From 1956 to 1966, a combined award was given, for all of Major League Baseball. Since 1967, two awards have been given, to one pitcher in each league.
  19. ^ Originally an unofficial major-league baseball award given by the Chicago chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA), from 1940 to 1946, the Rookie of the Year Award was known as the J. Louis Comiskey Memorial Award (after the Chicago White Sox owner of the 1930s). In 1947, the award became an official MLB award, with Jackie Robinson as its first recipient. In July 1987, the award was re-named the Jackie Robinson Award. In 1947 and 1948, a combined award was given, for all of Major League Baseball. Since 1949, two awards have been given, to the best first-year player in each league.
  20. ^ a b c d e f g h In 1936, The Sporting News began The Sporting News Manager of the Year Award. (In 1986, TSN expanded the award to one for each league.) In 1959, the Associated Press began its AP Manager of the Year Award, which was discontinued in 2001. (From 1984 to 2000, the award was given to one manager in all of MLB.) In 1983, MLB began its own Manager of the Year Award (in each league). In 1998, Baseball Prospectus added a Manager of the Year award to its "Internet Baseball Awards" (one per league). In 2003, MLB added a Manager of the Year award (for all of MLB) to its This Year in Baseball Awards. In 2007, the Rotary Club of Pittsburgh began its Chuck Tanner Major League Baseball Manager of the Year Award (for all of MLB). (In 2010, it began a separate Chuck Tanner Collegiate Baseball Manager of the Year Award.) Baseball America also has a Manager of the Year award (for all of MLB). USA Today has a Manager of the Year award (one per league).
  21. ^ For the inaugural year (1957), only one Gold Glove was awarded at each position in Major League Baseball. Beginning in 1958, separate awards have been given for the National and American leagues.
  22. ^ a b c d e MLB appears to have dropped the Rolaids Relief Man of the Year Award as an official MLB award, after the 2006 season. Relief Man Award winners (1976-2006). Awards (The Official Site of MLB's Honors and Accolades). MLB Advanced Media, L.P. (MLB.com). Retrieved 2010-06-09. Established in 1976, it does not appear on the MLB.com awards page for the most recent completed season. 2010 Awards. MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved 2011-08-21. The MLB Delivery Man of the Year Award (initially sponsored by DHL) was first given in 2005 and does appear on the MLB.com awards page for the most recent completed season. Prior to both awards, in 1960, The Sporting News established its Fireman of the Year Award, to recognize the best closer from each league. In 2001, the award was broadened to include all relievers and was re-named The Sporting News Reliever of the Year Award. In 2002, MLB began its This Year in Baseball Awards (TYIB Awards) (for all of MLB, not for each league), including Pitcher of the Year and Setup Man of the Year. In 2004, a Closer of the Year category was added and "Pitcher of the Year" was re-named "Starting Pitcher of the Year".
  23. ^ a b c d The Sporting News Comeback Player of the Year Award was established in 1965 and was recognized as a Major League Baseball (MLB) award. In 1992, the MLB Players Association began its Players Choice Awards, for the Comeback Player in each league. (There were no other awards that year. In 1993, the Comeback Player awards were replaced by an Outstanding Player award for each league. In 1994, two more categories were added. In 1997, the dual Comeback Player awards were again named.) In 2005, MLB started its own MLB Comeback Player of the Year Award. In 2011, MLB's GIBBY Awards added a new category: Comeback Player of the Year. "2011 GIBBYs Greatness in Baseball Yearly Awards (voting page)". MLB Advanced Media, L.P. http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/awards/y2011/gibbys/#. Retrieved 2011-11-04. 
  24. ^ a b c d e f g See also: The Sporting News Executive of the Year Award.
  25. ^ This award does not appear on the MLB.com awards page for the current season. In September 2004, however, Commissioner Bud Selig announced that the award would be renamed for Martinez. Finnigan, Bob (October 3, 2004). "Edgar gives tip of the cap in tribute; M's fall to Rangers". The Seattle Times. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/sports/2002052804_mari03.html. Retrieved 2011-10-14.  Thus, it appears to be an official MLB award. 2008 Awards (MLB.com/News/Awards/2008 Awards). MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved 2009-08-30. Browne, Ian (December 4, 2007). "Ortiz wins Edgar Martinez Award: Red Sox masher first DH to win accolade five straight years". MLB.com. MLB Advanced Media, L.P.. http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20071204&content_id=2317309&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb. Retrieved 2011-01-03. "David Ortiz ... was the winner of Major League Baseball's Edgar Martinez Award for the fifth straight year."  "Boston's Ortiz captures fourth straight outstanding DH award", MLB Advanced Media, L.P., December 5, 2006. Retrieved 2009-08-30.
  26. ^ The MLB Clutch Performer of the Year Award was first awarded in 2007. 2007 Awards. MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved 2010-06-09. See also: 2008 Awards. MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved 2011-01-03. 2009 Awards (MLB.com/News/Awards/2009 Awards). MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved 2011-01-03. 2010 MLB Clutch Performer of the Year. MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved 2011-01-03.
  27. ^ Go to Major League Baseball All-Star Game, scroll to the bottom, open the "MLB All-Star Game" navigation box, and click on a particular year, which will take you to that year's All-Star Game page and that year's All-Stars.
  28. ^ These awards do not appear on the MLB.com awards page for the current season. The awards, however, are presented by Commissioner Bud Selig at the annual MLB Beacon Awards luncheon. Thus, they appear to be official MLB awards. See Bloom, Barry M. (March 31, 2007). "Beacons awarded at poignant luncheon: Three winners honored on day of Civil Rights Game". MLB Advanced Media, L.P. (MLB.com). http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20070331&content_id=1872794&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb. Retrieved 2010-06-03. , and Schlegel, John (May 15, 2010). "Beacon Awards honor legendary trio: Mays, King and Belafonte recognized for their contributions". MLB Advanced Media, L.P. (MLB.com). http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100515&content_id=10057516&vkey=news_cin&fext=.jsp. Retrieved 2010-06-03.  See also Civil Rights Game.
  29. ^ Fishel Award (1981–present). Baseball-Almanac. Retrieved 2011-08-19.
  30. ^ 2009 Awards (MLB.com/News/Awards/2009 Awards). MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved 2009-08-30.
  31. ^ Go to 2010 MLB Clutch Performer of the Year, scroll down to "Archives" and click on "2007" (or a subsequent year) for that year's monthly Clutch Performers. MLB Advanced Media, L.P. (MLB.com). Retrieved 2010-06-09.
  32. ^ Baseball's 100 Greatest Players (The Sporting News). Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 2010-09-23.
  33. ^ a b c d e The Players Choice Awards, Sporting News, Baseball America, and ESPY player-of-the-year awards include all positions (in both leagues, combined). Baseball America and the ESPYs do not have a Pitcher of the Year award. The Players Choice Awards also have Outstanding Player and Outstanding Pitcher awards in each league. Sporting News also has a Pitcher of the Year award in each league. From 1969 to 1993, the Baseball Digest player-of-the-year award included all positions (in both leagues, combined); in 1994, it added a separate Pitcher of the Year award (for both leagues, combined).
  34. ^ From 1963 through 2003, TSN split the rookie award into two separate categories: Rookie Pitcher of the Year and Rookie Player of the Year.
  35. ^ In October 2009, Buster Posey received the 50th annual J.G. Taylor Spink Award as the Topps/Minor League Player of the Year. Wild, Danny (October 28, 2009). "Giants' Posey wins '09 Spink Award: Catcher skipped Double-A, dominated at San Jose, Fresno". Minor League Baseball (MiLB.com). http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20091027&content_id=7560562&vkey=news_milb&fext=.jsp. Retrieved 2010-06-09.  See also MLB 2009 Awards (MLB.com/News/Awards/2009 Awards). MLB Advanced Media, L.P. (MLB.com). Retrieved 2010-06-09.
  36. ^ The MiLB J.G. Taylor Spink Award should not be confused with the identically named J. G. Taylor Spink Award that is the highest award given by the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) to its members.
  37. ^ "Topps, MiLB name Players of the Year: Trautman Award winners announced for each league". Minor League Baseball (MiLB.com). November 5, 2009. http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20091105&content_id=7626652&vkey=news_milb&fext=.jsp. Retrieved 2010-06-09. 
  38. ^ Hill, Benjamin, "Jones slugs way to Bauman Award: Home run crown, first big league action mark milestone season", MLB.com, Sept. 15, 2009. Minor League Baseball. Retrieved 2009-09-22.
  39. ^ a b c d e f g "History: MiLB Major Award Winners". Minor League Baseball. http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/history/awards.jsp?. Retrieved 2011-10-09. 
  40. ^ Avallone, Michael (November 19, 2007). "Minor League Baseball announces top honorees: Annual awards salute outstanding organizations and executives". Minor League Baseball. http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20071119&content_id=324034&vkey=news_milb&fext=.jsp. Retrieved 2009-10-22. "[Presented] annually to the franchise that best exemplifies the complete Minor League Baseball organization. Categories under consideration include long-term financial stability, contributions to the industry and the community, financial success and overall promotion of the industry." 
  41. ^ a b Avallone, Michael (November 19, 2007). "Minor League Baseball announces top honorees: Annual awards salute outstanding organizations and executives". Minor League Baseball. http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20071119&content_id=324034&vkey=news_milb&fext=.jsp. Retrieved 2009-10-22. 
  42. ^ Czerwinski, Kevin T. (December 14, 2006). "McEacharn claims 2006 Warren Giles Award". Minor League Baseball. http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/gen/articles/printer_friendly/milb/y2006/m12/d04/c147235.jsp. Retrieved 2011-10-06. 
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  70. ^ The Senior League World Series does not have a U.S. national champion. The host team, the five U.S. regional champions, and the four international regional champions are combined into two mixed pools.
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  75. ^ See also: RBI (Returning Baseball to the Inner-City) (Memphis, Tennessee)
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