Baseball awards

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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.

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International[edit]

International Baseball Federation (IBAF)[edit]

World[edit]

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[edit]

Americas[edit]

See also: Caribbean Baseball Hall of Fame[7] and Latin American Baseball Hall of Fame[8]

Asia[edit]

Europe[edit]

See footnote[9]

Oceania[edit]

Australia[edit]

In general[edit]

Claxton Shield[edit]

Main article: 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[edit]

  • 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- )[edit]

See: Australian Baseball League

Australian Baseball League (1989-1999) (defunct)[edit]

See: Australian Baseball League (1989-1999)

Austria[edit]

Brunei[edit]

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

Canada[edit]

China (People's Republic of China)[edit]

See: Chinese Baseball Association

Colombia[edit]

Croatia[edit]

Cuba[edit]

Dominican Republic[edit]

France[edit]

See: Division Élite
  • Championnat de France de baseball

Germany[edit]

Greece[edit]

See: Baseball in Greece

Indonesia[edit]

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

Iran[edit]

Ireland[edit]

For other awards, see Baseball Ireland official website

Israel[edit]

See: Israel Baseball League

Italy[edit]

See also: Italian Baseball Hall of Fame[12]
  • Serie A1 (Italian Baseball League) championship

Japan[edit]

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

Malaysia[edit]

See: Malaysian All-Star League Baseball

Mexico[edit]

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

Netherlands[edit]

See: Honkbal Hoofdklasse and Dutch Baseball Hall of Fame[13]

Nicaragua[edit]

Palau[edit]

See: Baseball in Palau

Philippines[edit]

Puerto Rico[edit]

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[14]

Singapore[edit]

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

South Korea[edit]

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

Spain[edit]

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)[15]

Sweden[edit]

Taiwan (Republic of China)[edit]

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

United Kingdom[edit]

Venezuela[edit]

United States[edit]

See also: #Puerto Rico (above)

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

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 for the most recent completed season.[16][17]

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

Annual awards[edit]

  • Commissioner's Trophy[18] (World Series champion)
  • William Harridge Trophy (American League champion)
  • Warren C. Giles Trophy (National League champion)
  • Kenesaw Mountain Landis Most Valuable Player Award: given to the best all-around player
  • Cy Young Award:[19] given to the best pitcher
  • Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award:[20]
  • Manager of the Year Award[21]
  • Gold Glove Awards: given to the best fielder at each position[22]
  • Silver Slugger Awards: given to the best offensive player at each position
  • GIBBY Awards (Greatness in Baseball Yearly) (formerly "This Year in Baseball Awards")¹: voting by fans
    • MLB MVP¹
    • Hitter of the Year Award¹ (2004 to 2009 and since 2012; formerly "Player of the Year"—in 2002, 2003, 2010, and 2011)
    • Starting Pitcher of the Year Award¹ (formerly "Pitcher of the Year"—from 2002 to 2003—including starters and closers, but not setup men)
    • Rookie of the Year Award¹
    • Closer of the Year Award¹ (formerly "Pitcher of the Year"—from 2002 to 2003—including starters and closers, but not setup men)[23]
    • Setup Man (pitcher) of the Year Award¹[23]
    • Defensive Player of the Year Award¹
    • Breakout Hitter of the Year Award¹ (formerly "Breakout Player of the Year")
    • Breakout Pitcher of the Year Award¹ (formerly "Breakout Player of the Year")
    • Comeback Player of the Year Award¹[24]
    • Wow Factor of the Year Award¹ (formerly "Unsung Star of the Year" and "X-Factor Player of the Year"; discontinued in 2012)
    • Dependable Player of the Year Award¹ (2010; discontinued in 2011)
    • Executive of the Year Award¹[25]
    • Manager of the Year Award¹[21]
    • Postseason MVP Award¹
    • Lifetime Achievement Award¹
    • Play of the Year Award¹
    • Moment of the Year Award¹
    • Storyline of the Year Award¹
    • Hitting Performance of the Year Award¹ (formerly "Single-Game Performance of the Year" and then "Performance of the Year")
    • Pitching Performance of the Year Award¹ (formerly "Single-Game Performance of the Year" and then "Performance of the Year")
    • Oddity of the Year Award¹ (formerly "Blooper of the Year" and "Bizarre Play of the Year")
    • Walk-Off of the Year Award¹ (formerly "Game of the Year")
    • Cut4 Topic of the Year Award¹ (formerly "Fan Moment of the Year")
    • Postseason Moment of the Year Award¹
  • Hank Aaron Award: given to the best offensive performer
  • MLB Delivery Man of the Year Award¹: given to the best relief pitcher[23]
  • Edgar Martínez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award (American League)[26]
  • MLB Comeback Player of the Year Award[24]
  • MLB Clutch Performer of the Year Award¹[27]
  • Roberto Clemente Award¹: given to a player in recognition of his charitable activities.
  • World Series MVP Award¹
  • National League Championship Series MVP Award
  • Lee MacPhail MVP Award (American League Championship Series)
  • MLB All-Star Game team members[28]
  • 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)
  • 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[29]
  • Commissioner’s Award for Philanthropic Excellence[30]
  • Fishel Award: for public-relations excellence[31]

Monthly and weekly awards[edit]

Note: The following monthly and weekly awards appear at MLB.com, on its awards page for the current season.[32]

One-time awards[edit]

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[edit]

Note: The following awards do not appear at MLB.com, on its awards page for the most recent completed season[17]

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

All-time[edit]

All-decade[edit]

1990s
2000s

Other individual awards[edit]

Awards given to specific teams[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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[edit]

In general[edit]

Awards by Minor League Baseball (MiLB)[edit]

  • 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)[39][40]
  • MiLB George M. Trautman Awards (Topps Player of the Year) (in each of 16 domestic minor leagues)[41]
  • MiLB Joe Bauman Home Run Award[42]
  • John H. Johnson President's Trophy (franchise)[43][44]
  • Rawlings Woman Executive of the Year[43][45]
  • Warren Giles Award (league president)[43][45][46]
  • King of Baseball[43]
  • Larry MacPhail Trophy (team promotions)[43][47]
  • Sheldon "Chief" Bender Award (player development)[43]
  • Mike Coolbaugh Award (work ethic, knowledge of the game, and mentoring young players)[43]
  • 100 Best Minor League Baseball Teams (1901–2001)[48]

Awards by organizations other than MiLB[edit]

Triple-A[edit]

Double-A[edit]

Single-A[edit]

Winter leagues (affiliated)[edit]

U.S. independent professional leagues[edit]

U.S. adult & semi-professional baseball[edit]

National Adult Baseball Association (NABA)[edit]

  • NABA Phoenix World Championship Series
    • Division championships:[51] 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:[51]
      • 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:[52]
      • 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:[53] 18AA, 18A, 18 Rookie, 18 Open Wood Bat, 25 Rookie, 35 Rookie, 45 Rookie, 55 Rookie
    • Awards:[53]
      • 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)[edit]

U.S. amateur baseball[edit]

All-American Amateur Baseball Association (AAABA)[edit]

Special Olympics[edit]

U.S. college baseball[edit]

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[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

U.S. high-school baseball[edit]

U.S. youth baseball[edit]

National Youth Baseball Championship[edit]

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[edit]

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

American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC)[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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)[62]
  • Bob Feller Pitching Award (pitcher with most strikeouts in regional and national competition)[62]
  • Dr. Irvin L. "Click" Cowger RBI Memorial Award (most RBI at the regional tournament and World Series)[62]
  • Rawlings Big Stick Award (player who rounds the most bases in regional and national competition)[62]
  • George W. Rulon Player of the Year (based on integrity, mental attitude, cooperation, citizenship, sportsmanship, scholastic aptitude and general good conduct)[62]
  • James F. Daniel, Jr. Memorial Sportsmanship Award (Legion World Series participant who best embodies the principles of good sportsmanship)[62]
  • All-Academic Team
  • Jack Williams Memorial Leadership Award (manager and coach of the national championship team)[62]
  • American Legion Graduate of the Year (an alumnus, who is a Major League Baseball player; for character, leadership, playing abilities and community service)[62]

Babe Ruth League[edit]

See: Babe Ruth League[63]
See also: Babe Ruth League Hall of Fame
For regions, see footnote[64]
For photos of championship teams, see footnote[65]
For World Series honors, see footnote[66]
  • 16-18-year-old baseball World Series national championship[67]
  • 13-15-year-old baseball World Series national championship[68]
  • 14-year-old baseball World Series national championship[69]
  • 13-year-old baseball World Series national championship[70]
  • Cal Ripken Major/70 baseball World Series national championship (ages 11–12)[3][4][71] (The U.S. champion plays the International champion for the World Series title.[72])
  • Cal Ripken Major/60 baseball World Series national championship (ages 11–12)[73] (From 2000 to 2006, the U.S. champion played an International champion for the World Series title.[74])
  • Cal Ripken 10-year-old baseball World Series national championship[75]

Cal Ripken Baseball[edit]

See #Babe Ruth League above

Dixie Boys Baseball[edit]

  • Dixie Majors World Series national championship (ages 15–19)[76][77]
  • Dixie Pre Majors World Series national championship (ages 15–16)[76][77]
  • Dixie Boys World Series national championship (ages 13–14)[76][77]
  • Junior Dixie Boys World Series national championship (age 13)[76][77]

Dixie Youth Baseball[edit]

See footnote[78]
  • Majors World Series national championship (ages 12 and under)[78][79]
  • AAA World Series national championship (ages 10 and under)[78][80]
  • "O" Zone World Series national championship[78][81]

Little League Baseball[edit]

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[82] (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)
    • New England Region (Maine New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut)
    • Mid-Atlantic Region (Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, DC, Delaware)
    • Midwest Region (North Dakota/South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri)
    • Great Lakes Region (Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois. Kentucky)
    • Southeast Region (Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee)
    • Southwest Region (Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas East, Texas West, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico)
    • Northwest Region (Arkansas, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming)
    • West Region (Arizona, Nevada, Utah, California Northern, California Southern, Hawaii)
  • Little League World Series state champions[83] (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[edit]

Note: For each world series' worldwide champions, see #World (above)
  • Palomino League World Series (ages 17–19) (including community teams from other nations)[84]
  • Colt League World Series (ages 15–16) (including community teams from other nations)[84]
  • Pony League World Series (ages 13–14) (including community teams from other nations)[84]
  • Pony-13 League World Series (age 13) (including community teams from other nations)[84]
  • Bronco League World Series (ages 11–12) (including community teams from other nations)[84]
  • Bronco-11 League World Series (age 11) (including community teams from other nations)[84]
  • Mustang League World Series (ages 9–10) (including community teams from other nations)[84]

Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI)[edit]

See footnotes[85][86][87]
  • Senior Boys RBI World Series (ages 16–18)[88][89]
  • Junior Boys RBI World Series (ages 13–15)[88][89]

Baseball book of the year[edit]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  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. ^ 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.. 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. ^ Given by the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame to the a member of the Canadian media for their contributions to the game of baseball in Canada.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ Puerto Rican Baseball Hall of Fame (Salón de la Fama del Béisbol Puertorriqueño, in Spanish). Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2010-07-26.
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ 2010 Awards. MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved 2011-01-03.
  17. ^ a b 2009 Awards (MLB.com/News/Awards/2009 Awards). MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved 2010-06-09.
  18. ^ 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.
  19. ^ 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.
  20. ^ 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.
  21. ^ 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).
  22. ^ 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.
  23. ^ a b c d e f 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 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". In or about 2000, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum began its Hilton Smith Legacy Award for "Relievers of the Year".
  24. ^ 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 2011-11-04. 
  25. ^ a b c d e f g See also: The Sporting News Executive of the Year Award.
  26. ^ 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 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. Retrieved 2011-01-03. "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 Advanced Media, L.P., December 5, 2006. Retrieved 2009-08-30.
  27. ^ 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.
  28. ^ 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.
  29. ^ 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 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). Retrieved 2010-06-03.  See also Civil Rights Game.
  30. ^ 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 2014-04-05.  "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 2014-04-24. "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.
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  32. ^ 2009 Awards (MLB.com/News/Awards/2009 Awards). MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved 2009-08-30.
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  35. ^ 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).
  36. ^ From 1963 through 2003, TSN split the rookie award into two separate categories: Rookie Pitcher of the Year and Rookie Player of the Year.
  37. ^ 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 2013-11-04. 
  38. ^ 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.
  39. ^ 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 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.
  40. ^ 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.
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  49. ^ "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 2011-11-02. "Minor League News named the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as the '2007 Farm System of the Year.'" 
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  53. ^ a b Florida World Championship Series tournament information webpage. Retrieved 2010-01-15.
  54. ^ 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 2014-06-21. 
  55. ^ The Big East Conference's conference championship is determined by regular-season record. See: Big East Conference Baseball Tournament.
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  65. ^ At World Series, go to "World Series" and click on "2011 Champions". Babe Ruth League official website. Retrieved 2011-09-05.
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  68. ^ "Babe Ruth 13-15 World Series". Babe Ruth League. Retrieved 2011-11-28. 
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  82. ^ 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.
  83. ^ Little League Baseball State Champions (1950-2007). Little League International. Retrieved 2009-11-24.
  84. ^ a b c d e f g See also the "World" section (above) and scroll down to the seven PONY Baseball world series.
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  86. ^ History of RBI. Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities. MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved 2011-08-10.
  87. ^ See also: RBI (Returning Baseball to the Inner-City) (Memphis, Tennessee)
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