College Baseball Foundation

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College Baseball Foundation
College Baseball Foundation Logo.jpg
College Baseball Foundation logo
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Location in the state of Texas
Abbreviation CBF
Formation 2004[1]
Type NPO
Location
President and CEO Mike Gustafson
Website collegebaseballhall.org

The College Baseball Foundation was formed in 2004 in Lubbock, Texas as a non-profit organization, with the dual aims of awarding the Brooks Wallace Award, and creating the National College Baseball Hall of Fame.[2] The organization also annually presents several other college baseball awards including: the John Olerud Award, National Collegiate Umpire Award, Pitcher of the Year Award, and Skip Bertman Award.[3]

National College Baseball Hall of Fame[edit]

The National College Baseball Hall of Fame was created in 2004 by the College Baseball Foundation, and inducted its first class in 2006. The yet-to-be built facility will be named after former United States President George H.W. Bush who captained the Yale Bulldogs baseball team, and as a left-handed first baseman, played in the first two College World Series.[4][5] As of January 2013, the Foundation had raised approximately $7 million of the $13 million goal, after receiving a $5 million grant from the Moody Foundation.[6]

Awards[edit]

Brooks Wallace Award[edit]

Main article: Brooks Wallace Award

Named after former Texas Tech Red Raiders shortstop and assistant coach Brooks Wallace, since 2009, this award is given annually to the best collegiate shortstop. From 2004 to 2008, the award was given to the most outstanding player.[7]

John Olerud Award[edit]

Main article: John Olerud Award

Named after former Washington State Cougars pitcher and first baseman John Olerud, since 2010, this award is given annually to the best collegiate two-way player.[8]

Pitcher of the Year Award[edit]

Since 2009, this award is given annually to the best collegiate pitcher.[9] From 2004 to 2008, the Roger Clemens Award, was given to the best collegiate pitcher by the Greater Houston Baseball Association.[10]

Pitcher of the Year Award winners
Season Pitcher Team
2009 Strasburg, StephenStephen Strasburg San Diego State
2010 Wimmers , AlexAlex Wimmers Ohio State
2011 Bauer, TrevorTrevor Bauer UCLA
2012 Appel, MarkMark Appel Stanford
2013 Gray, JonJon Gray Oklahoma
2014 Nola, AaronAaron Nola Louisiana State

Skip Bertman Award[edit]

Named after former Louisiana State Tigers head coach Skip Bertman, since 2013, this award is given annually to the best collegiate head coach.[11] The inaugural award was given to head coach Mike Dickson at Gloucester County College, a Division III member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).[12]

Skip Bertman Award winners
Season Coach Team
2013 Dickson, MikeMike Dickson Gloucester County College
2014 Tadlock, TimTim Tadlock Texas Tech

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