Joe Bauman Home Run Award

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Joe Bauman Home Run Award
Awarded for Home run leader in Minor League Baseball
Presented by Musco Lighting
First awarded 2004
Currently held by Joey Gallo

The Joe Bauman Home Run Award, formerly known as the Round-Tripper-Award, is given to the minor league baseball player who hit the most regular season home runs that year. The award, first given in 2002, is named after Joe Bauman, who set a then-professional record with 72 home runs in 1954, while playing for the Roswell Rockets of the Class-C Longhorn League.[1]

The Joe Bauman Trophy was christened in 2004.[2] It is presented by Musco Lighting at the Baseball Winter Meetings each December. The winner receives a check worth $200 for every home run hit.[3][4]

Winners[edit]

Key
HRs Home runs
double-dagger
Major League Baseball All-Star
Winners
Year Player HRs Minor league team(s) MLB organization Ref
2002 Cruz, IvánIván Cruz 35 Memphis Redbirds St. Louis Cardinals [5]
2003 Koonce, GrahamGraham Koonce 34 Sacramento River Cats Oakland Athletics [5]
2004 Howard, RyanRyan Howarddouble-dagger 46 Reading Phillies
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons
Philadelphia Phillies [6]
2005 Wood, BrandonBrandon Wood 42 Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim [7]
2006 Witt, KevinKevin Witt 36 Durham Bulls Tampa Bay Devil Rays [8]
2007 Brazell, CraigCraig Brazell 39 Wichita Wranglers
Omaha Royals
Kansas City Royals [5]
2008 McPherson, DallasDallas McPherson 42 Albuquerque Isotopes Florida Marlins [9]
2009 Jones, MitchMitch Jones[a] 35 Albuquerque Isotopes Los Angeles Dodgers [10]
2010 Moustakas, MikeMike Moustakas[b] 36 Northwest Arkansas Naturals
Omaha Royals
Kansas City Royals [11]
2011 LaHair, BryanBryan LaHairdouble-dagger 38 Iowa Cubs Chicago Cubs [12]
2012 Ruf, DarinDarin Ruf 38 Reading Phillies Philadelphia Phillies [13]
2013 Gallo, JoeyJoey Gallo 40 Hickory Crawdads Texas Rangers [14]

Notes[edit]

  • a Jones and Jon Gaston tied with 35 home runs. Jones was declared the winner by virtue of having more runs batted in than Gaston (103 to 100).
  • b Moustakas and Mark Trumbo tied with 36 home runs. Moustakas was declared the winner by virtue of having more runs batted in than Trumbo (124 to 122).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joe Bauman Sets Record, Runs Home Run Total to 72". Milwaukee Journal. September 7, 1954. Retrieved October 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ "BASEBALL: MINOR LEAGUE REPORT; Former Prospect Enjoys Success". The New York Times. July 31, 2004. Retrieved November 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ Minor League Baseball (February 23, 2011). "Article | Pacific Coast League News". Minorleaguebaseball.com. Retrieved September 14, 2011. 
  4. ^ http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130826&content_id=58491652&fext=.jsp&vkey=pr_milb&sid=milb
  5. ^ a b c By Michael Blinn / Special to MLB.com (September 18, 2007). "Article | Pacific Coast League News". Minorleaguebaseball.com. Retrieved September 14, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Phillies’ Ryan Howard Round-Tripper Contest Winner - OurSports Central - Independent and Minor League Sports News". OurSports Central. September 17, 2004. Retrieved September 14, 2011. 
  7. ^ Diamond Leung (September 16, 2005). "Sports | Baseball | PE.com | Southern California News | News for Inland Southern California". PE.com. Retrieved September 14, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Witt Wins Round-Tripper Award, Bauman Trophy - OurSports Central - Independent and Minor League Sports News". OurSports Central. September 5, 2006. Retrieved September 14, 2011. 
  9. ^ By Jonathan Mayo / MLB.com. "Article | MiLB.com News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Milb.com. Retrieved November 24, 2012. 
  10. ^ Minor League Baseball (September 15, 2009). "Article | MiLB.com News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Minorleaguebaseball.com. Retrieved September 14, 2011. 
  11. ^ Minor League Baseball. "Moustakas wins Joe Bauman Award | MiLB.com News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Minorleaguebaseball.com. Retrieved September 14, 2011. 
  12. ^ Minor League Baseball (September 12, 2011). "LaHair captures Joe Bauman Award | MiLB.com News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Web.minorleaguebaseball.com. Retrieved September 14, 2011. 
  13. ^ Drago, Mike (September 11, 2012). "A season to remember for R-Phils: Darin Ruf's club-record 38 HRs, including 20 in August, help Reading reach postseason". readingeagle.com. Reading Eagle Company. Retrieved September 13, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Late charge earns Gallo Bauman Award: Rangers slugger edges Astros' Springer in season's final week". MiLB. September 5, 2013. Retrieved September 5, 2013. 

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