Hutch Award

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Hutch Award
The words "HUTCH AWARD" in white on a navy blue rectangular background, placed in front of a baseball with a small baseball player on top of the baseball. Underneath the baseball reads "ESTABLISHED 1965"
Logo for the Hutch Award
Location Seattle, Washington
Country United States
Presented by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (1987–present)
Dapper Dan Charities (1965–1986)
First awarded 1965
Currently held by Alex Gordon, Kansas City Royals

The Hutch Award is given annually to an active Major League Baseball (MLB) player who "best exemplifies the fighting spirit and competitive desire" of Fred Hutchinson, by persevering through adversity.[1] The award was created in 1965 in honor of Hutchinson, the former MLB pitcher and manager, who died of lung cancer the previous year.[2] The Hutch Award was created by Hutch's longtime friends Bob Prince, a broadcaster for the Pittsburgh Pirates and KDKA; Jim Enright, a Chicago sportswriter; and Ritter Collett, the sports editor of the Dayton Journal Herald.[3] They also created a scholarship fund for medical students engaged in cancer research to honor Hutchinson's memory.[4]

Eleven members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame have won the Hutch Award.[5] The inaugural winner was Mickey Mantle.[4] Danny Thompson, the 1974 recipient, was diagnosed with leukemia earlier that year. He continued to play through the 1976 season before dying that December at the age of 29.[6] Jon Lester won the award in 2008 after recovering from anaplastic large-cell lymphoma.[5]

The award is presented annually at the Hutch Award Luncheon hosted by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington, at Safeco Field.[7] The award was originally presented at the annual Dapper Dan Banquet in Pittsburgh.[8] Each winner receives a copy of the original trophy, designed by Dale Chihuly.[9] The permanent display of the Hutch Award is at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, where it has been since 1979.[10]

Recipients[edit]

Key
dagger Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame
double-dagger Denotes player who is still active
A man in a navy blue baseball cap and a grey baseball uniform shown from the chest up looks to his right.
Fred Hutchinson, the award's namesake
A man in a grey baseball uniform with the word "BOSTON" written across the chest in red letters walks along a baseball field.
Jon Lester won the award after recovering from anaplastic large-cell lymphoma.[5]
A man in a grey baseball uniform with a blue helmet holds a baseball bat while preparing for a pitcher to throw the ball to him.
Billy Butler won the Hutch Award in 2011.
Recipients
Year Awardee Team Position Ref
1965 Mantle, MickeyMickey Mantledagger New York Yankees Outfielder [11]
1966 Koufax, SandySandy Koufaxdagger Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher [12]
1967 Yastrzemski, CarlCarl Yastrzemskidagger Boston Red Sox Outfielder [13]
1968 Rose, PetePete Rose Cincinnati Reds Outfielder [14]
1969 Kaline, AlAl Kalinedagger Detroit Tigers Outfielder [15]
1970 Conigliaro, TonyTony Conigliaro Boston Red Sox Outfielder [16]
1971 Torre, JoeJoe Torredagger St. Louis Cardinals Third baseman [17]
1972 Tolan, BobbyBobby Tolan Cincinnati Reds Outfielder [18]
1973 Hiller, JohnJohn Hiller Detroit Tigers Pitcher [19]
1974 Thompson, DannyDanny Thompson Minnesota Twins Shortstop [20]
1975 Nolan, GaryGary Nolan Cincinnati Reds Pitcher [21]
1976 John, TommyTommy John Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher [22]
1977 McCovey, WillieWillie McCoveydagger San Francisco Giants First baseman [23]
1978 Stargell, WillieWillie Stargelldagger Pittsburgh Pirates Outfielder [24]
1979 Brock, LouLou Brockdagger St. Louis Cardinals Outfielder [25]
1980 Brett, GeorgeGeorge Brettdagger Kansas City Royals Third baseman [26]
1981 Bench, JohnnyJohnny Benchdagger Cincinnati Reds Catcher [27]
1982 Thornton, AndreAndre Thornton Cleveland Indians First baseman [28]
1983 Knight, RayRay Knight Houston Astros Third baseman [29]
1984 Robinson, DonDon Robinson Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher [30]
1985 Reuschel, RickRick Reuschel Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher [31]
1986 Leonard, DennisDennis Leonard Kansas City Royals Pitcher [32]
1987 Molitor, PaulPaul Molitordagger Milwaukee Brewers Third baseman [33]
1988 Oester, RonRon Oester Cincinnati Reds Second baseman [34]
1989 Dravecky, DaveDave Dravecky San Francisco Giants Pitcher [35]
1990 Bream, SidSid Bream Pittsburgh Pirates First baseman [36]
1991 Wegman, BillBill Wegman Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher [37]
1992 Lansford, CarneyCarney Lansford Oakland Athletics Third baseman [38]
1993 Olerud, JohnJohn Olerud Toronto Blue Jays First baseman [39]
1994 Dawson, AndreAndre Dawsondagger Boston Red Sox Outfielder [40]
1995 Abbott, JimJim Abbott California Angels Pitcher [41]
1996 Vizquel, OmarOmar Vizquel Cleveland Indians Shortstop [42]
1997 Davis, EricEric Davis Baltimore Orioles Outfielder [43]
1998 Cone, DavidDavid Cone New York Yankees Pitcher [44]
1999 Casey, SeanSean Casey Cincinnati Reds First baseman [45]
2000 Giambi, JasonJason Giambidouble-dagger Oakland Athletics First baseman [46]
2001 Schilling, CurtCurt Schilling Arizona Diamondbacks Pitcher [47]
2002 Salmon, TimTim Salmon Anaheim Angels Outfielder [48]
2003 Moyer, JamieJamie Moyer Seattle Mariners Pitcher [49]
2004 Hoffman, TrevorTrevor Hoffman San Diego Padres Pitcher [50]
2005 Biggio, CraigCraig Biggio Houston Astros Second baseman [51]
2006 Loretta, MarkMark Loretta Boston Red Sox Second baseman [52]
2007 Sweeney, MikeMike Sweeney Kansas City Royals Designated hitter [53]
2008 Lester, JonJon Lesterdouble-dagger Boston Red Sox Pitcher [54]
2009 Teahen, MarkMark Teahendouble-dagger Kansas City Royals First baseman [55]
2010 Hudson, TimTim Hudsondouble-dagger Atlanta Braves Pitcher [56]
2011 Butler, BillyBilly Butlerdouble-dagger Kansas City Royals Designated hitter [57]
2012 Zito, BarryBarry Zitodouble-dagger San Francisco Giants Pitcher [58]
2013 Ibañez, RaúlRaúl Ibañezdouble-dagger Seattle Mariners Outfielder [59]
2014 Gordon, AlexAlex Gordondouble-dagger Kansas City Royals Outfielder [60]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Radford, Rich (July 30, 2011). "Navy World Series, Game 7: When needed most, Hutch was clutch". The Virginian-Pilot. Retrieved August 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Good Works Will Continue In Hutch's Name". Dayton Daily News. May 6, 1994. p. 7D. Retrieved August 6, 2012.  (subscription required)
  4. ^ a b "Mantle Presented Hutchinson Award". Sarasota Journal. Associated Press. December 17, 1965. p. 24. Retrieved August 6, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c "After battling cancer, tossing no-hitter, Lester wins Hutch Award". ESPN.com. Associated Press. November 10, 2008. Retrieved August 6, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Thompson dies of leukemia". Star-News. United Press International. December 11, 1976. Retrieved August 6, 2012. 
  7. ^ Street, Jim (December 16, 2003). "Moyer named Hutch Award winner". MLB.com (Major League Baseball Advanced Media). Retrieved August 6, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Brett Wins Hutch Award". The Southeast Missourian. Associated Press. November 26, 1980. p. 25. Retrieved August 6, 2012. 
  9. ^ Stone, Larry (February 2, 2012). "Royals' Billy Butler humbled by Hutch Award". Seattle Times. Retrieved August 30, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Rangers Blast Padres In Annual Hall Of Fame Game". The Bonham Daily Favorite. United Press International. August 7, 1979. p. 4. Retrieved August 6, 2012. 
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  34. ^ "Ron Oester Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
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  36. ^ "Sid Bream Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
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  38. ^ "Carney Lansford Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
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  40. ^ "Andre Dawson Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  41. ^ "Jim Abbott Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  42. ^ "Omar Vizquel Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  43. ^ "Eric Davis Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  44. ^ "David Cone Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  45. ^ "Sean Casey Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  46. ^ "Jason Giambi Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  47. ^ "Curt Schilling Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  48. ^ "Tim Salmon Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  49. ^ "Jamie Moyer Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  50. ^ "Trevor Hoffman Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  51. ^ "Craig Biggio Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  52. ^ "Mark Loretta Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  53. ^ "Mike Sweeney Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  54. ^ "Jon Lester Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  55. ^ "Mark Teahen Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  56. ^ "Tim Hudson Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  57. ^ "Billy Butler Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  58. ^ "Another award for Buster Posey, and one for Barry Zito". SFGate. Hearst Communications. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  59. ^ Baker, Geoff (November 5, 2013). "Raul Ibanez wins Hutch Award: Mariners outfielder Raul Ibanez was named the winner of the 49th annual Hutch Award for his efforts on and off the field. The award is named for former local baseball star Fred Hutchinson". Seattle Times. Retrieved November 6, 2013. 
  60. ^ Dutton, Bob (November 11, 2014). "Royals left fielder Alex Gordon wins 2014 Hutch Award". The News Tribune. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 

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