Baseball America

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Baseball America
Categories Sports
Frequency 26 per year
First issue  1980 (1980-month)
Company TEN: The Enthusiast Network
Country USA
Based in Durham, North Carolina
Language English
Website www.baseballamerica.com
ISSN 0745-5372

Baseball America is a sports magazine which covers baseball at every level, with a particular focus on up-and-coming players in high school, college, Japan, and the minor leagues. It is currently published in the form of a bi-weekly newspaper, five annual reference book titles, a weekly podcast, and a website. It also regularly produces lists of the top prospects in the sport, and covers aspects of the game from a player-development point of view. The publication's motto is "Baseball news you can't find anywhere else."

History[edit]

Founded in 1980, Baseball America established itself as one of the top baseball-only publications and has since grown into a full-service media company. Founder Allan Simpson began writing the magazine from Canada, originally calling it the All-America Baseball News. By 1983, Simpson moved the magazine to Durham, North Carolina, after it was purchased by then-Durham Bulls owner Miles Wolff. Simpson has since resigned his position at the magazine, and the publication has been passed on to co-editors in chief John Manuel and Will Lingo. Today, Baseball America is home to a ten-man editorial staff. It also uses out-of-office correspondents for its content.

The publication was once known for using statistics sparingly, and primarily emphasizing stats like wins and batting average when it did. Since the departure of Simpson, Baseball America has started using the newer batting average/on-base percentage/slugging percentage stat line when referring to hitters in place of the traditional batting average/home runs/runs batted in stat line.

Source Interlink Media bought Baseball America in 2011.[1]

Baseball America is published bi-weekly in print and on the web. Every issue features coverage of the majors, minors, college and high school baseball. Other features include reviews and analysis of prospects as well as tracking the progress of the best players in amateur baseball and the minors.[2] Other annual publications produced by the company include Baseball America Almanac, Baseball America Prospect Handbook, Baseball America Directory, Super Register and Prospects Plus. The website features specialty blogs about the business of baseball, college baseball, high school baseball, prospects and the draft.[3]

All-Star Futures Game[edit]

Baseball America selects the players for the All-Star Futures Game.

Major League Baseball awards[edit]

Baseball America Major League Player of the Year[edit]

Baseball America Rookie of the Year[edit]

Baseball America All-Rookie Team[edit]

Note: Each year's team consists of a varying number of pitchers and types of pitchers.
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009 (a catcher, 4 infielders, 3 outfielders, one DH, and 5 pitchers)[4]
  • 2010 (a catcher, 4 infielders, 3 outfielders, one DH, 5 starting pitchers, 2 relief pitchers, and one closer)[5]
  • 2011 (a catcher, 4 infielders, 3 outfielders, one DH, 5 starting pitchers, 2 relief pitchers, and one closer)[6]

Baseball America Manager of the Year[edit]

Baseball America Major League Coach of the Year[edit]

See footnote[11]

Baseball America Major League Executive of the Year[edit]

See footnote[12]

Baseball America Roland Hemond Award[edit]

See footnote[22]

Baseball America Lifetime Achievement Award[edit]

See footnote[23]

Baseball America Organization of the Year[edit]

The "Organization of the Year" award was first presented in 1982.[24][25]

Minor League Baseball awards[edit]

  • Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year Award
  • Baseball America Independent Leagues Player of the Year[35]
  • Baseball America Minor League All-Star Team[36]
  • Baseball America Minor League Manager of the Year[37]
  • Baseball America Minor League Team of the Year[38]
  • Baseball America Minor League Executive of the Year[39]
  • Baseball America Bob Freitas Awards (for outstanding minor-league operations at Triple-A, Double-A, Class A, and short-season) (first awarded in 1989)[40][41]
  • Baseball America Independent Organization of the Year (first awarded in 2006)[42]

College baseball awards[edit]

In addition to the awards below, Baseball America releases rankings of the top 25 teams in the nation, as voted by its staff. A preseason poll is compiled, in addition to a weekly poll during the season.

  • Baseball America College Player of the Year[43]
  • Baseball America All-America Teams[44]
  • Baseball America Freshman Of The Year[45]
  • Baseball America Freshman All-America Team[46]
  • Baseball America Summer College Player of the Year[47]
  • Baseball America College Coach of the Year[48]
  • Baseball America Assistant Coach of the Year[49]

High-school baseball awards[edit]

Best baseball books[edit]

See also: CASEY Award
  • 2010 – The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood; by Jane Leavy (HarperCollins)[55]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Stefanie Botelho (December 14, 2011). "Source Interlink’s GrindMedia Acquires Baseball America". Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Baseball America Media". Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
  3. ^ "Baseball America Blogs". Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
  4. ^ "2009 All-Rookie Team: The 2009 rookie team as selected by Baseball America". Baseball America. October 28, 2009. Retrieved 2011-12-09. 
  5. ^ Eddy, Matt (October 19, 2010). "Future Big League Stars Highlight All-Rookie Team". Baseball America. Archived from the original on 25 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-02. 
  6. ^ Eddy, Matt (October 21, 2011). "Infield, Pitching Staff Highlight 2011 Rookie Team". Baseball America. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Baseball America Awards". Baseball America. Retrieved 2014-03-10. 
  8. ^ Majors: Awards: Manager Of The Year. Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved 2011-04-16.
  9. ^ Major League Manager of the Year: Clint Hurdle
  10. ^ MLB Manager Of The Year: Buck Showalter
  11. ^ Majors: Awards: Coach Of The Year. Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved 2010-09-26.
  12. ^ Majors: Awards: Executive Of The Year. Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved 2010-09-26. See also: The Sporting News Executive of the Year Award.
  13. ^ Morosi, Jon Paul (Detroit Free Press) (December 18, 2006). "Major League Executive Of The Year: Dave Dombrowski: Dombrowski molds Tigers into AL contenders". Baseball America. Retrieved September 26, 2010. 
  14. ^ Haudricourt, Tom (December 3, 2007). "Zduriencik Named Top Executive: Brewers return as contenders". Baseball America. Retrieved September 26, 2010. 
  15. ^ Speier, Alex (December 22, 2008). "Setting Up Success: Epstein is our Major League Exec of the Year". Baseball America. Retrieved September 26, 2010. 
  16. ^ Ringolsby, Tracy (December 23, 2009). "Major League Executive Of The Year: Dan O'Dowd has built the Rockies for long-term success". Baseball America. Retrieved September 26, 2010. 
  17. ^ Grant, Evan (December 8, 2010). "2010 Major League Executive Of The Year". Baseball America. Retrieved May 19, 2011. 
  18. ^ Haudricourt, Tom (December 6, 2011). "2011 Major League Executive Of The Year: Doug Melvin: Melvin makes all the right moves for Brewers". Baseball America. Retrieved 2011-12-09. 
  19. ^ Major League Executive Of The Year: Brian Sabean
  20. ^ Executive of the Year: Oakland’s Billy Beane
  21. ^ Major League Executive Of The Year: Duquette Puts Pieces Together
  22. ^ The Roland Hemond Award is given long-term contributions to scouting and player development. Majors: Awards: Roland Hemond Award. Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved 2010-09-26. See also: Category:Major League Baseball farm directors and Category:Major League Baseball scouting directors.
  23. ^ Majors: Awards: Lifetime Achievement Award. Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved 2010-09-26.
  24. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y Organization of the Year Award. Baseball-Almanac. Retrieved 2011-08-18.
  25. ^ Majors: Awards: Organization Of The Year. Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved 2010-09-26.
  26. ^ Kline, Chris (December 14, 2006). "Organization Of The Year: Los Angeles Dodgers: Dodgers inject impact talent from within". Baseball America. Retrieved September 26, 2010. 
  27. ^ Ringolsby, Tracy (December 6, 2007). "Organization Of The Year: Rockies Ride Winning Streak To The World Series". Baseball America. Retrieved September 26, 2010. 
  28. ^ Topkin, Marc (December 22, 2008). "Built To Last: Our Organization of the Year should have staying power". Baseball America. Retrieved September 26, 2010. 
  29. ^ Salisbury, Jim (December 7, 2009). "Organization Of The Year: Philadelphia Phillies: Philadelphia completes an amazing turnaround". Baseball America. Retrieved September 26, 2010. 
  30. ^ Crasnick, Jerry (December 8, 2010). "2010 Major League Organization Of The Year". Baseball America. Retrieved May 19, 2011. 
  31. ^ Goold, Derrick (December 5, 2011). "2011 Organization Of The Year: St. Louis Cardinals: Cards' unlikely surge reflects winning plan". Baseball America. Retrieved 2011-12-09. 
  32. ^ 2012 Organization Of The Year: Cincinnati Reds
  33. ^ Organization of the Year: St. Louis Cardinals
  34. ^ Organization Of The Year: In K.C., Patience Finally Pays
  35. ^ Cooper, J.J. (October 7, 2009). "Worth Sticking Around: Greg Porter is the 2009 Independent Leagues Player of the Year". Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved September 21, 2010. 
  36. ^ Baseball America Minor League All-Star Team (2005–2008)
  37. ^ Baseball America Minor League Manager of the Year webpage
  38. ^ Baseball America Minor League Team of the Year webpage
  39. ^ Baseball America Minor League Executive of the Year webpage
  40. ^ Baseball America Bob Freitas Awards webpage
  41. ^ Lingo, Will. "Freitas Awards Try To Spotlight Minors Top Operators", Baseball America, Nov. 9, 2006
  42. ^ Baseball America Independent Organization of the Year webpage
  43. ^ College: Awards: Player Of The Year webpage. Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved 2010-09-21.
  44. ^ College: Awards: All-America Teams webpage. Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved 2010-09-21.
  45. ^ College: Awards: Freshman Of The Year webpage. Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved 2010-09-21.
  46. ^ College: Awards: Freshman All-America Team webpage. Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved 2010-09-21.
  47. ^ Summer College Player of the Year (Baseball America Awards webpage). Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
  48. ^ College: Awards: Coach Of The Year webpage. Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved 2010-09-21.
  49. ^ College: Awards: Assistant Coach Of The Year webpage. Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved 2010-09-21.
  50. ^ High School: Awards: Player Of The Year webpage. Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved 2010-09-21.
  51. ^ High School: Awards: Team Of The Year webpage. Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved 2010-09-21.
  52. ^ High School: Awards: All-America Teams webpage. Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved 2010-09-21.
  53. ^ High School: Awards: Youth Player Of The Year webpage. Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved 2010-09-21.
  54. ^ High School: Awards: Youth Coach Of The Year webpage. Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved 2010-09-21.
  55. ^ Bailey, James (December 16, 2010). "The Best Baseball Books Of 2010". Baseball America Inc. Retrieved December 31, 2010. 

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