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Baseball Awards

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

International

World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC)

Baseball Division

World

Adult baseball

Youth baseball

For U.S. regional champions, see § Little League Baseball (below)
Former international regions: Europe Region (1960-2000), Europe Region (2001-2003), Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Region (2004-2007), Transatlantic Region (2001-2007), Europe Region (2008-2012), Middle East-Africa Region (2008-2012), Far East Region (1962-2000), Asia Region (2001-2006), Pacific Region (2001-2006), Asia-Pacific Region (2007-2012)

Africa

Americas

See also: Caribbean Baseball Hall of Fame, Latino Baseball Hall of Fame,[7]and Pan American Baseball Confederation.

Asia

Europe

See also: Confederation of European Baseball and footnote.[9]

Oceania

Individual countries

American Samoa

Note: Although American Samoa is an unincorporated territory of the United States, it competes separately in international baseball. See: American Samoa national baseball team.

Australia

In general

Claxton Shield

See: 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)

Austria

See: Baseball in Austria (German Wikipedia)
See: Austrian Baseball Federation (in German)

Brazil

Brunei

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

Canada

China (People's Republic of China)

See also: § Hong Kong (below)

Colombia

Croatia

Cuba

Dominican Republic

Federated States of Micronesia

See: Federated States of Micronesia national baseball team.

France

See: Division Élite and France national baseball team

Germany

See: German Baseball and Softball Association (German Wikipedia)
See: List of Members of the German Baseball Hall of Fame (German Wikipedia)

Greece

See: Baseball in Greece and Greece national baseball team

Guam

Note: Although Guam is an unincorporated territory of the United States, it competes separately in international baseball. See: Guam national baseball team.

Hong Kong

Note: Although Hong Kong is a special administrative region of the People's Republic of China, it competes separately in international baseball. See: Hong Kong national baseball team.

India

See: Baseball in India, India national baseball team, and India women's national baseball team

Indonesia

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

Iran

See: Islamic Republic of Iran Baseball and Softball Association and Iran national baseball team

Ireland

For other awards, see footnote.[12]

Israel

See: Baseball in Israel, Israel national baseball team, and Israel Baseball League

Italy

See also: Italian Baseball Hall of Fame[13]and Italy national baseball team.

Japan

See also: Nippon Professional Baseball § Awards, Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame, Meikyukai ("The Golden Players Club"), Baseball in Japan, Baseball Federation of Japan, Japan national baseball team, and Japan women's national baseball team

Malaysia

See: Malaysian All-Star League Baseball and Malaysia national baseball team

Mexico

See also: Mexican Professional Baseball Hall of Fame (Salón de la Fama del Beisbol Profesional de México) and Mexico national baseball team

Netherlands

See also: Honkbal Hoofdklasse, Dutch Baseball Hall of Fame,[15]Baseball in the Netherlands, Royal Netherlands Baseball and Softball Federation, Netherlands national baseball team, and Netherlands women's national baseball team

New Caledonia

See: New Caledonia national baseball team.

New Zealand

See: Baseball in New Zealand, Baseball New Zealand, and New Zealand national baseball team.

Nicaragua

Pakistan

See: Pakistan Federation Baseball, Pakistan national baseball team, and Pakistan women's national baseball team

Palau

See: Baseball in Palau and Palau national baseball team

Panama

Philippines

Portugal

Puerto Rico

Note: Although Puerto Rico is a United States commonwealth, it competes separately in international baseball. See: Baseball in Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico national baseball team, and Puerto Rico women's national baseball team.
See also: Puerto Rican Baseball Hall of Fame[16]

Singapore

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

South Korea

See: Korea Baseball Organization (KBO), KBO League, Women's Baseball Association Korea, and Baseball in South Korea

Spain

See also: Salón de la Fama y al Museo Virtual de la Real Federación Española de Béisbol y Sófbol (Hall of Fame and Virtual Museum of the Royal Spanish Federation of Baseball and Softball)[17]

Sweden

Taiwan (Republic of China)

See: Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL), Chinese Taipei Baseball Association, and Chinese Taipei

United Kingdom

U.S. Virgin Islands

Note: Although the U.S. Virgin Islands is an unincorporated territory of the United States, it competes separately in international baseball. See: U.S. Virgin Islands national baseball team.

Venezuela

United States

See also: Baseball at the 2014 Special Olympics USA National Games
See also: §§ Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, and U.S. Virgin Islands (above)

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

Note: The following awards (except the Edgar Martínez Award, Baseball Assistance Team (B.A.T.) awards, Beacon Awards, and the Fishel Award) appear at MLB.com, on its awards page.[18][19][20][21]

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

Annual awards

Note: Current awards are in boldface.
    • Best Major Leaguer - formerly MLB MVP¹ (2012-2013; renamed "Most Valuable Major Leaguer" in 2014 and then "Best Major Leaguer" in 2015)
    • Best Hitter - formerly Hitter of the Year Award¹ (2004-2009 and 2012-2013), "Player of the Year" (2002-2003 and 2010-2011), and "Best Everyday Player" (2014-2015)
    • Best Pitcher (for all pitchers) - formerly Starting Pitcher of the Year Award¹ (2004-2013) and Best Starting Pitcher (2014-2015); formerly "Pitcher of the Year"--from 2002 to 2003--including starters and closers, but not setup men); in 2015, there was no awards category for Closer or Setup Man[25][26]
    • Best Rookie - formerly Rookie of the Year Award¹
    • Best Starting Pitcher (discontinued in 2016) - see: "Best Pitcher," above[25]
    • Best Closer (discontinued in 2015) - formerly Closer of the Year Award¹ (2004-2013); formerly "Pitcher of the Year"--from 2002 to 2003--including starters and closers, but not setup men)[25][26]
    • Best Setup Man (discontinued in 2015) - formerly Setup Man of the Year Award¹ (2002-2013)[25]
    • Best Defensive Player - formerly Defensive Player of the Year Award¹
    • Best Breakout Everyday Player (discontinued in 2016) - formerly Breakout Hitter of the Year Award¹ (formerly "Breakout Player of the Year")
    • Best Breakout Pitcher (discontinued in 2016) - formerly Breakout Pitcher of the Year Award¹ (formerly "Breakout Player of the Year")
    • Best Bounceback Player (discontinued in 2016) - formerly Comeback Player of the Year Award¹[33]
    • Wow Factor of the Year Award¹ (discontinued in 2012) (formerly "Unsung Star of the Year" and "X-Factor Player of the Year")
    • Dependable Player of the Year Award¹ (2010; discontinued in 2011)
    • Best Social Media Personality
    • Best Executive - formerly Executive of the Year Award¹[34]
    • Best Manager - formerly Manager of the Year Award¹[28]
    • Best Major Leaguer, Postseason - formerly Postseason MVP Award¹
    • Lifetime Achievement Award¹ (2013; discontinued in 2014)
    • Best Play, Defense - formerly Play of the Year Award¹
    • Best Play, Offense - formerly Play of the Year Award
    • Best Outfield Throw (2014; discontinued in 2015)
    • Best Moment - formerly Moment of the Year Award¹
    • Best Storyline - formerly Storyline of the Year Award¹ (discontinued in 2015)
    • Best Performance - formerly Hitting Performance of the Year Award¹ and Pitching Performance of the Year (both were formerly "Single-Game Performance of the Year" and then "Performance of the Year")
    • Best Social Media Post
    • Best Celebrity Fan (2015; discontinued in 2016)
    • Best Fan Catch
    • Best MLB Interview (2015; discontinued in 2016)
    • Best Call, TV/Radio
    • Best Player-Fan Interaction
    • Best Video Board Moment (2015; discontinued in 2016)
    • Best Trending Topic
    • Best Oddity (discontinued in 2015) - formerly Oddity of the Year Award¹ (formerly "Blooper of the Year" and "Bizarre Play of the Year")
    • Best Walk-Off (discontinued in 2015) - formerly Walk-Off of the Year Award¹ (formerly "Game of the Year")
    • Best Cut4 Topic (divided into Best Fan Catch and Best Player-Fan Interaction in 2015; both were discontinued in 2016) - formerly Cut4 Topic of the Year Award¹ (formerly "Fan Moment of the Year")
    • Postseason Moment of the Year Award¹ (replaced by Best Postseason Play, Best Postseason Walk-Off, and Best Postseason Storyline in 2014) (all three were discontinued in 2015)
  • Hank Aaron Award: given to the best offensive performer
  • Rod Carew American League Batting Champion
  • Tony Gwynn National League Batting Champion
  • Mariano Rivera American League Reliever of the Year Award[25][21][26]
  • Trevor Hoffman National League Reliever of the Year Award[25][21][26]
  • MLB Delivery Man of the Year Award¹:[21] given to the best relief pitcher[25] (discontinued and replaced in 2014, by the Mariano Rivera AL and Trevor Hoffman NL Reliever of the Year awards)[18]
  • Rolaids Relief Man Award:[21][25][18][26] given to the best relief pitcher (discontinued in 2013)
  • Edgar Martínez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award (American League)[35]
  • MLB Comeback Player of the Year Award[33]
  • MLB Clutch Performer of the Year Award¹[36] (discontinued)[18]
  • Roberto Clemente Award¹: given to a player who "best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual's contribution to his team"
  • World Series MVP Award¹[26]
  • National League Championship Series MVP Award[26]
  • Lee MacPhail MVP Award (American League Championship Series)[26]
  • MLB All-Star Game team members[37]
  • Ted Williams MVP Award¹ (All-Star Game) (from 1970 to 1984, the award was known as the "Commissioner's Trophy", which became the name for the World Series Trophy in 1985)[26]
  • All-Star Game--Home Run Derby champion¹
  • Baseball Assistance Team (B.A.T.) awards:
    • Big B.A.T./Frank Slocum Award: given to "an individual or a group of individuals whose exemplary service to the B.A.T. organization has helped provide dignity and self-esteem to members of the Baseball Family.
    • Bart Giamatti Award: given to the "individual associated with baseball who best exemplifies the compassion demonstrated by the late commissioner." Generally, it is given to a player involved in a wide range of charity work, benefitting both those involved with the game of baseball and those in the community at large.
    • Bobby Murcer Award: given to the team from each league that donates the most money during the annual B.A.T. Spring Training Fundraising Tour.
  • Beacon Awards: Beacon of Life Award, Beacon of Change Award, and Beacon of Hope Award[38]
  • Commissioner's Award for Philanthropic Excellence[39]
  • Fishel Award: for public-relations excellence[40]

Monthly and weekly awards

Note: The following monthly and weekly awards appear at MLB.com, on its awards page for the current season.[41]

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.[18][20]

(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

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

Awards given to specific teams

  • Ohio Cup (trophy awarded to winner of Reds-Indians best-of-4 regular-season series)
  • BP Crosstown Cup (trophy awarded to winner of White Sox-Cubs best-of-4 regular-season series)

Awards given to members of specific teams

See also: Category:Major League Baseball museums and halls of fame, Category:Major League Baseball team trophies and awards, and List of Major League Baseball retired numbers.

U.S. minor leagues

In general

Awards by Minor League Baseball (MiLB)

  • Minor League Baseball Yearly (MiLBY) Awards (formerly "This Year in Minor League Baseball Awards"):
    • Best Starter (in each of five levels: Triple-A, Double-A, Class A Advanced, Class A - Full Season, and Class A - Short Season)
    • Best Hitter (in each of five levels: Triple-A, Double-A, Class A Advanced, Class A - Full Season, and Class A - Short Season)
    • Best Reliever (in each of five levels: Triple-A, Double-A, Class A Advanced, Class A - Full Season, and Class A - Short Season)
    • Best Game (in each of five levels: Triple-A, Double-A, Class A Advanced, Class A - Full Season, and Class A - Short Season)
    • Best Team (in each of five levels: Triple-A, Double-A, Class A Advanced, Class A - Full Season, and Class A - Short Season)
    • Homer of the Year (one overall winner, for all of minor-league baseball)
    • Play of the Year (one overall winner, for all of minor-league baseball)
    • Moment of the Year (one overall winner, for all of minor-league baseball)
    • Best Promotion of the Year (one overall winner, for all of minor-league baseball)
    • Best Theme Night of the Year (one overall winner, for all of minor-league baseball)
    • Best Giveaway of the Year (one overall winner, for all of minor-league baseball)
    • Best Celebrity Appearance of the Year (one overall winner, for all of minor-league baseball)
    • Best Miscellaneous Promotion of the Year (one overall winner, for all of minor-league baseball)
  • MiLB J.G. Taylor Spink Award (Topps/Minor League Player of the Year)[46][47]
  • MiLB George M. Trautman Awards (Topps Player of the Year) (in each of 16 domestic minor leagues)[48]
  • MiLB Joe Bauman Home Run Award[49]
  • John H. Johnson President's Award (franchise)[50][51]
  • Rawlings Woman Executive of the Year[50][52]
  • Warren Giles Award (league president)[50][52][53]
  • King of Baseball[50]
  • Larry MacPhail Award (team promotions)[50][54]
  • Sheldon "Chief" Bender Award (player development)[50]
  • Mike Coolbaugh Award (work ethic, knowledge of the game, and mentoring young players)[50]
  • 100 Best Minor League Baseball Teams (1901-2001)[55]

Awards by organizations other than MiLB

Awards by MLB team organizations

Triple-A

International League

Pacific Coast League

Mexican League

Double-A

Eastern League

Southern League

Texas League

Single-A Advanced

California League

See also: California League Hall of Fame

Carolina League

Florida State League

Single-A

Midwest League

South Atlantic League

Single-A Short Season

New York-Penn League

Northwest League

Rookie Advanced

Appalachian League

Pioneer League

Rookie leagues

Arizona League

Dominican Summer League

Gulf Coast League

Fall leagues (affiliated)

Arizona Fall League

U.S. independent professional leagues

Traditional season

League championships
Individual awards

Winter

U.S. adult & semi-professional baseball

National Adult Baseball Association (NABA)

  • NABA Phoenix World Championship Series
    • Division championships:[70] 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:[70]
      • 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:[71]
      • 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:[72] 18AA, 18A, 18 Rookie, 18 Open Wood Bat, 25 Rookie, 35 Rookie, 45 Rookie, 55 Rookie
    • Awards:[72]
      • 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
  • NABA tournaments

U.S. amateur baseball

All-American Amateur Baseball Association (AAABA)

National Amateur Baseball Federation

  • NABF Major World Series championship

Special Olympics

State Games of America

U.S. collegiate summer baseball

National Alliance of College Summer Baseball (NACSB)

National Amateur Baseball Federation (NABF)

National Baseball Congress (NBC)

U.S. college baseball

See also: List of college baseball awards, National College Baseball Hall of Fame, American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, JUCO Coaches Hall of Fame (NJCAA), and List of collegiate summer baseball leagues

Team awards

Individual awards

U.S. high-school baseball

U.S. youth baseball

See also: Amateur baseball in the United States § 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)
  • Rod Carew World Series national championship (ages 6 and under)

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)[81]
  • Bob Feller Pitching Award (pitcher with most strikeouts in regional and national competition)[81]
  • Dr. Irvin L. "Click" Cowger RBI Memorial Award (most RBI at the regional tournament and World Series)[81]
  • Rawlings Big Stick Award (player who rounds the most bases in regional and national competition)[81]
  • George W. Rulon Player of the Year (based on integrity, mental attitude, cooperation, citizenship, sportsmanship, scholastic aptitude and general good conduct)[81]
  • James F. Daniel, Jr. Memorial Sportsmanship Award (Legion World Series participant who best embodies the principles of good sportsmanship)[81]
  • All-Academic Team
  • Jack Williams Memorial Leadership Award (manager and coach of the national championship team)[81]
  • American Legion Graduate of the Year (an alumnus, who is a Major League Baseball player; for character, leadership, playing abilities and community service)[81]

Babe Ruth League

See: Babe Ruth League § Awards.
See also: Babe Ruth League Hall of Fame
For regions, see footnote[82]
For photos of championship teams, see footnote[83]
For World Series honors, see footnote[84]
  • 16-18-year-old baseball World Series national championship[85]
  • 13-15-year-old baseball World Series national championship[86]
  • 14-year-old baseball World Series national championship[87]
  • 13-year-old baseball World Series national championship[88]
  • Cal Ripken Major/70 baseball World Series national championship (ages 11-12)[3][4][89] (The U.S. champion plays the International champion for the World Series title.[90])
  • Cal Ripken Major/60 baseball World Series national championship (ages 11-12)[91] (From 2000 to 2006, the U.S. champion played an International champion for the World Series title.[92])
  • Cal Ripken 10-year-old baseball World Series national championship[93]

Cal Ripken Baseball

See: § Babe Ruth League (above)

Dixie Boys Baseball

  • Dixie Majors World Series national championship (ages 15-19)[94][95]
  • Dixie Pre Majors World Series national championship (ages 15-16)[94][95]
  • Dixie Boys World Series national championship (ages 13-14)[94][95]
  • Junior Dixie Boys World Series national championship (age 13)[94][95]

Dixie Youth Baseball

See footnote[96]
  • Majors World Series national championship (ages 12 and under)[96][97]
  • AAA World Series national championship (ages 10 and under)[96][98]
  • "O" Zone World Series national championship[96][99]

Little League Baseball

Note: For each world series' international (non-U.S.) champion, see § World above).
For international regional champions, see § World (above)

National Amateur Baseball Federation (NABF)

  • NABF Senior World Series (ages 18 and under)
  • NABF High School World Series (ages 17 and under)
  • NABF Junior World Series (ages 16 and under)
  • NABF Sophomore World Series (ages 14 and under)
  • NABF Freshman World Series (ages 12 and under)
  • NABF Rookie World Series (ages 10 and under)

PONY Baseball

Note: For each world series' worldwide champions, see § World (above)
  • Palomino League World Series (ages 17-19) (including community teams from other nations)[103]
  • Colt League World Series (ages 15-16) (including community teams from other nations)[103]
  • Pony League World Series (ages 13-14) (including community teams from other nations)[103]
  • Pony-13 League World Series (age 13) (including community teams from other nations)[103]
  • Bronco League World Series (ages 11-12) (including community teams from other nations)[103]
  • Bronco-11 League World Series (age 11) (including community teams from other nations)[103]
  • Mustang League World Series (ages 9-10) (including community teams from other nations)[103]

Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI)

See footnotes[104][105]
  • Senior Boys RBI World Series (ages 16-18)[106][107]
  • Junior Boys RBI World Series (ages 13-15)[106][107]

USSSA Baseball

See United States Specialty Sports Association

Baseball book of the year

See also

References

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  2. ^ For footnotes re World Series honors and photos of championship teams, see #Babe Ruth League (below).
  3. ^ a b 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. ^ a b Cal Ripken, Jr. Archived 2011-08-28 at the Wayback Machine.. 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 Latino Baseball Hall of Fame (Salón de la Fama del Béisbol Latino, in Spanish) was established in 2010. Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-01-19.
  8. ^ See WBSC website.
  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. ^ Given by the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame to a member of the Canadian media for their contributions to the game of baseball in Canada.
  12. ^ "Fixtures & Results: Award winners". Baseball Ireland. Retrieved . 
  13. ^ The Italian Baseball Hall of Fame was established by the Italian Baseball and Softball Federation in 2005. Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2010-07-26. See also Hall of Fame and Virtual Museum (in Italian). Italian Baseball and Softball Federation website. Retrieved 2014-06-22.
  14. ^ From 1969 to 2000, the All-Japan champion represented Japan in the Far East Region tournament, which began in 1969 with six nations. From 2001 to 2006, the All-Japan champion represented Japan in the Asia Region tournament. In 2007, the Japan Region was created, giving the All-Japan champion an automatic berth in the international bracket of the Little League World Series.
  15. ^ The Dutch Baseball Hall of Fame was established in 1983. Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2010-07-26. See also: Museum (in Dutch). Dutch Baseball and Softball Museum website. Retrieved 2014-06-22.
  16. ^ Puerto Rican Baseball Hall of Fame (Salón de la Fama del Béisbol Puertorriqueño, in Spanish). Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2010-07-26.
  17. ^ The Hall of Fame and Virtual Museum of the Royal Spanish Federation of Baseball and Softball was established in 2007. Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-06-22. See also: Hall of Fame (in Spanish). Salón de la Fama y al Museo Virtual de la Real Federación Española de Béisbol y Sófbol website. Retrieved 2014-06-22.
  18. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k For a list of MLB's awards, go to the MLB.com awards page. Under "All-time winners," click on the drop-down menu, which lists all of MLB's current and discontinued awards. When you click on an award, you will then see that award's list of winners. MLB Advanced Media, LP. Retrieved 2016-11-15.
  19. ^ 2010 Awards. MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved 2011-01-03.
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  22. ^ 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.
  23. ^ For the definition of "Most Valuable Player" that appears on the BBWAA ballot (including pitchers and designated hitters), go to Voting FAQ and scroll down.
  24. ^ From 1956 to 1966, a combined Cy Young Award was given, for all of Major League Baseball. Since 1967, two awards have been given, to one pitcher in each league.
  25. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k The Rolaids Relief Man of the Year Award was discontinued in 2013. It apparently was dropped 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 did not appear on the MLB.com awards page for the 2010 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, but was replaced in 2014 by the Mariano Rivera American League Reliever of the Year and Trevor Hoffman National League Reliever of the Year 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 (but was discontinued in 2011). In 2002, MLB began its This Year in Baseball Awards (later the GIBBY Awards and then the Esurance MLB Awards) (for all of MLB, not for each league), including Pitcher of the Year and Setup Man of the Year (becoming "Best Setup Man" in 2014). In 2004, a Closer of the Year category was added (becoming "Best Closer" in 2014) and "Pitcher of the Year" was re-named "Starting Pitcher of the Year" (becoming "Best Starting Pitcher" in 2014). In 2015, the Closer and Setup Man awards were dropped. In 2016, "Best Starting Pitcher" was renamed "Best Pitcher." In 2013, Sporting News began awarding its Sporting News Pitcher of the Year Award (first awarded in 1944) to two pitchers in each league -- a starting pitcher and a relief pitcher -- instead of one pitcher in each league. In or about 2000, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum began its Hilton Smith Legacy Award for "Relievers of the Year".
  26. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t For a list of closers who have won various MLB awards, see Closer (baseball)#Major awards and honors won by closers.
  27. ^ 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.
  28. ^ 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 or about 2000, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum began its Charles Isham "C. I." Taylor Legacy Award for "Managers of the Year". 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).
  29. ^ Beginning in 2011, the Platinum Glove is a fan-voted award, conferred annually to single out the top-fielding player from all Gold Glove winners in each league. "Platinum Glove Award". BaseballAlmanac. March 25, 2013. Retrieved . 
  30. ^ 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.
  31. ^ For the first two years (2012 and 2013), the award was given to the best defensive player in each league.
  32. ^ For the first two years (2012 and 2013), the award was given to one player on each MLB team, regardless of position.
  33. ^ 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 Comeback Player of the Year category. "2011 GIBBYs Greatness in Baseball Yearly Awards (voting page)". MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved . 
  34. ^ a b c d e f See also: Sporting News Executive of the Year Award.
  35. ^ The Edgar Martínez 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. Retrieved .  Thus, it appears to be an official MLB award. 2008 Awards (MLB.com/News/Awards/2008 Awards). 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. Retrieved . David Ortiz ... was the winner of Major League Baseball's Edgar Martínez Award for the fifth straight year.  "Boston's Ortiz captures fourth straight outstanding DH award", MLB, December 5, 2006. Retrieved 2009-08-30.
  36. ^ 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. Retrieved 2011-01-03.
  37. ^ 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.
  38. ^ The Beacon 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). Archived from the original on 20 May 2010. Retrieved . , 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). Retrieved .  See also Civil Rights Game.
  39. ^ The award was created in 2010, "to recognize the charitable and philanthropic efforts of MLB Clubs." The award has been given to the Red Sox (2010), the White Sox (2011), the Blue Jays (2012), and the Tigers (2013). Calcaterra, Craig (November 14, 2013). "The Tigers win baseball's Philanthropic Excellence Award". HardballTalk. NBC Sports. Retrieved .  "MLB Press Release: Chicago White Sox named recipient of 2012 Steve Patterson Award for Excellence in Sports Philanthropy: Team recognized for Volunteer Corps Program; Award is one of highest honors in sports philanthropy". MLB Advanced Media LLP. September 13, 2012. Retrieved . The White Sox Volunteer Corps also was recognized with the 2011 Commissioner's Award for Philanthropic Excellence, which was created to recognize outstanding community efforts of an MLB Club.  See also: John "Buck" O'Neil Legacy Award and Steve Patterson Award for Excellence in Sports Philanthropy.
  40. ^ Fishel Award (1981-present). Baseball-Almanac. Retrieved 2011-08-19.
  41. ^ 2009 Awards (MLB.com/News/Awards/2009 Awards). MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved 2009-08-30.
  42. ^ 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.
  43. ^ Baseball's 100 Greatest Players (The Sporting News). Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 2010-09-23.
  44. ^ a b c d 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).
  45. ^ MLB Insiders Club Magazine selected its first All-Postseason Team in 2008. The 2011 team members were: C (Mike Napoli, Rangers), 1B (Albert Pujols, Cardinals), 2B (Robinson Canó, Yankees), 3B (David Freese, Cardinals), SS (Jimmy Rollins, Phillies), OF (Ryan Braun, Brewers), OF (Lance Berkman, Cardinals), OF (Nelson Cruz, Rangers), SP (Chris Carpenter, Cardinals), SP (Derek Holland, Rangers), SP (Roy Halladay, Phillies), RP (Jason Motte, Cardinals). Boye, Paul. All-Postseason Team. MLB Insiders Club Magazine (ISSN 1941-5060), Vol. 5, Issue 1 (December 2011), pp. 30-31. North American Media Group, Inc.
  46. ^ 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). Retrieved .  See also MLB 2009 Awards (MLB.com/News/Awards/2009 Awards). MLB Advanced Media, L.P. (MLB.com). Retrieved 2010-06-09.
  47. ^ 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.
  48. ^ "Topps, MiLB name Players of the Year: Trautman Award winners announced for each league". Minor League Baseball (MiLB.com). November 5, 2009. Retrieved . 
  49. ^ Hill, Benjamin, "Jones slugs way to Bauman Award: Home run crown, first big league action mark milestone season", MLB.com, September 15, 2009. Minor League Baseball. Retrieved 2009-09-22.
  50. ^ a b c d e f g "History: MiLB Major Award Winners". Minor League Baseball. Retrieved . 
  51. ^ Avallone, Michael (November 19, 2007). "Minor League Baseball announces top honorees: Annual awards salute outstanding organizations and executives". Minor League Baseball. Retrieved . [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. 
  52. ^ a b Avallone, Michael (November 19, 2007). "Minor League Baseball announces top honorees: Annual awards salute outstanding organizations and executives". Minor League Baseball. Retrieved . 
  53. ^ Czerwinski, Kevin T. (December 14, 2006). "McEacharn claims 2006 Warren Giles Award". Minor League Baseball. Retrieved . 
  54. ^ Avallone, Michael (November 19, 2007). "Minor League Baseball announces top honorees: Annual awards salute outstanding organizations and executives". Minor League Baseball. Retrieved . The award recognize[s] the team's special tie with its community through unique promotions, a commitment to area events and support for charitable endeavors. 
  55. ^ Top 100 Teams webpage. Minor League Baseball official website. Retrieved 2010-08-19.
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  57. ^ "2017 Triple-A Classification All-Star Team". BaseballAmerica.com. Baseball America Enterprises. September 11, 2017. Retrieved . 
  58. ^ "2017 Double-A Classification All-Star Team". BaseballAmerica.com. Baseball America Enterprises. September 11, 2017. Retrieved . 
  59. ^ "2017 High Class A Classification All-Star Team". BaseballAmerica.com. Baseball America Enterprises. September 11, 2017. Retrieved . 
  60. ^ "2017 Low Class A Classification All-Star Team". BaseballAmerica.com. Baseball America Enterprises. September 12, 2017. Retrieved . 
  61. ^ "2017 Rookie-Level Classification All-Star Team". BaseballAmerica.com. Baseball America Enterprises. September 12, 2017. Retrieved . 
  62. ^ "2017 Dominican Summer League Classification All-Star Team". BaseballAmerica.com. Baseball America Enterprises. September 12, 2017. Retrieved . 
  63. ^ "2017 Short-Season Classification All-Star Team". BaseballAmerica.com. Baseball America Enterprises. September 12, 2017. Retrieved . 
  64. ^ "PRESS RELEASE: Angels' GM Tony Reagins given contract extension". Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim official website. MLB Advanced Media, L.P. November 6, 2009. Retrieved . Minor League News named the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as the '2007 Farm System of the Year.' 
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  66. ^ "Turf award winners named: Stevenson, Parrott, Tanis, Hall are classification winners". Florida State League official website. Minor League Baseball. November 21, 2011. Retrieved . [T]he STMA [Sports Turf Managers Association] began recognizing sports turf managers in 2001.  See also: Baseball field#Maintenance.
  67. ^ a b On the California League website, click on "All-Star Game."
  68. ^ a b See league website.
  69. ^ a b c d e f On the Carolina League website, click on "History" and then click on "Carolina League Award Winners."
  70. ^ a b Phoenix World Championship Series tournament information webpage. Retrieved 2010-01-15.
  71. ^ NABA Women's World Championship Series tournament information webpage. Retrieved 2010-01-15.
  72. ^ a b Florida World Championship Series tournament information webpage. Retrieved 2010-01-15.
  73. ^ Baseball was introduced as a sport at the Special Olympics USA national games for the first time in 2014, with gold- and bronze-medal games. Teicher, Benjamin (June 19, 2014). "Special Olympics baseball games debut at Trenton Thunder ballpark". Asbury Park Press. Retrieved . 
  74. ^ The Big East Conference's conference championship is determined by regular-season record. See: Big East Conference Baseball Tournament.
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  76. ^ "Baseball: Hawks Field at Haymarket Park". Nebraska Huskers. Retrieved . Hawks Field at Haymarket Park ... won the Baseball Field of the Year Award in the College/University division by the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) for the second time. 
  77. ^ See: Aflac#Awards. "2011 Perfect Game All-American Classic Rosters Announced". Satellite Television. July 28, 2011. Retrieved . Perfect Game All-American Classic alumni have had a significant presence in Major League Baseball's first-year player drafts. Since ... 2003, 98 alumni have been selected in the first round .... The game has also produced over 40 players that are currently on a [major-league] roster. A record 18 Perfect Game All-Americans were taken in the first round of the 2011 draft .... The Perfect Game All-American Classic is considered the nation's marquee prep event. 
  78. ^ Slammers Baseball / National Adult Baseball Association (NABA) 18 & Under and 16 & Under High School Showcase Tournament official webpage. Retrieved 2010-01-15.
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  81. ^ a b c d e f g h Baseball Awards. The American Legion Baseball official website. Retrieved 2009-11-21.
  82. ^ At World Series, go to "Regional Tournaments" and click on "Babe Ruth Baseball". Babe Ruth League official website. Retrieved 2011-09-05.
  83. ^ At World Series, go to "World Series" and click on "2011 Champions". Babe Ruth League official website. Retrieved 2011-09-05.
  84. ^ At World Series, go to "World Series Honors". Babe Ruth League official website. Retrieved 2011-09-05.
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  86. ^ "Babe Ruth 13-15 World Series". Babe Ruth League. Retrieved . 
  87. ^ "Babe Ruth 14-Year-Old World Series". Babe Ruth League. Retrieved . 
  88. ^ "Babe Ruth 13-Year-Old World Series". Babe Ruth League. Retrieved . 
  89. ^ "Cal Ripken Major/70 World Series". Babe Ruth League. Retrieved . 
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  96. ^ a b c d Majors teams are ages 12 and under; AAA teams are 10U; AA teams are 8U; "A" teams are 6U. Majors fields are 60 feet; "O" Zone fields are 70 feet. Application for Franchise. Dixie Youth Baseball, Inc. Retrieved 2011-08-11.
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  100. ^ 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.
  101. ^ For the state champions from 1980 to 2011, go to Little League Baseball State Champions (1950-2007)]. Little League International. Retrieved 2009-11-24.
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