Legacy Awards (NLBM)

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The Legacy Awards are presented annually by the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) to the best players, managers, and executives in each league of Major League Baseball, for on- and off-the-field achievement.[1] The awards—for performance and achievement—are named for legendary players of Negro Leagues Baseball.[2] The awards were first presented for the 2000 Major League Baseball season.[1][3][4]

The first Legacy Awards—in 2000—were presented in November at the "Legacy 2000 Players’ Reunion and Awards Banquet", which was organized to honor the tenth anniversary of the opening of the museum and the eightieth anniversary of the establishment of the Negro National League.[2][5] For the next nine years (2001–2009), each year's awards were presented at a banquet in January or February of the following year.[1][2][3] In 2010, there was no banquet.[6] Instead, the awards were presented at separate events at the museum and in various major-league ballparks through the spring of 2011.[2] The twelfth annual awards (for 2011) were presented at an awards banquet on January 28, 2012.[7]

In January, 2013 Negro Leagues Baseball Museum President Bob Kendrick announced that the 2013 awards banquet would be the final one held. All further awards will be presented to the 2010 awards, at various MLB ballparks or if the award winner happens to be in Kansas City with his team to play against the Royals.[8] The logistics of off-season travel were the primary reason cited by Kendrick for the permanent change.[8] Indeed, of all those honored for their 2012 season only the Padres Everth Cabrera, traveling from his off-season home in Nicaragua, was able to make it to Kansas City for the January 12th banquet and presentation.[8] Previously, the proceeds from the Legacy Awards annual banquet were used for the benefit of the museum.

Awards[edit]

See footnote[1]
For winners, see each award (below)
  • Oscar Charleston Legacy Award – "Most Valuable Players" in the National (NL) and American (AL) leagues
  • Pitcher of the Year – "Pitchers of the Year" in the NL and AL:
    • Leroy "Satchel" Paige Legacy Award (2000–2005)
    • Wilbur "Bullet" Rogan Legacy Award (2006–present)
  • Larry Doby Legacy Award – "Rookies of the Year" in the NL and AL
  • Hilton Smith Legacy Award – "Relievers of the Year" in the NL and AL
  • Walter "Buck" Leonard Legacy Award – batting champions in the NL and AL
  • Josh Gibson Legacy Award – "Home Run" leaders in the NL and AL
  • James "Cool Papa" Bell Legacy Award – "Stolen Base" leaders in the NL and AL
  • Charles Isham "C. I." Taylor Legacy Award – "Managers of the Year" in the NL and AL
  • Andrew "Rube" Foster Legacy Award – "Executives of the Year" in the NL and AL
  • John Henry "Pop" Lloyd Legacy Award – in recognition of "Baseball and Community Leadership"
  • Sam Lacy Legacy Award – "Baseball Writer of the Year"
  • Jackie Robinson Lifetime Achievement Award – for "Career Excellence in the Face of Adversity"
  • John "Buck" O'Neil Legacy Award – to a local or national corporate/private philanthropist for "Outstanding Support of the NLBM"

By year[edit]

Oscar Charleston Legacy Award[edit]

The Oscar Charleston Legacy Award is given annually to the "Most Valuable Players" in the National and American leagues.[1]

Pitcher of the Year[edit]

Note: It is unknown which year the award name was changed from the Leroy "Satchel" Paige Legacy Award to the Wilbur "Bullet" Rogan Legacy Award.
See also: Cy Young Award

Leroy "Satchel" Paige Legacy Award[edit]

The Satchel Paige Legacy Award was given annually to the best pitchers in the National and American leagues.

Wilbur "Bullet" Rogan Legacy Award[edit]

The Wilbur "Bullet" Rogan Legacy Award is given annually to the "Pitchers of the Year" in the National and American leagues.[1]

Larry Doby Legacy Award[edit]

Note: This should not be confused with the Larry Doby Award, which is presented to the MLB "Futures Game" MVP.

The Larry Doby Legacy Award is given annually to the "Rookies of the Year" in the National and American leagues.[4]

Hilton Smith Legacy Award[edit]

The Hilton Smith Legacy Award is given annually to the "Relievers of the Year" in the National and American leagues.[1]

Walter "Buck" Leonard Legacy Award[edit]

The Walter "Buck" Leonard Legacy Award is given annually to the batting champions in the National and American leagues.[1]

Josh Gibson Legacy Award[edit]

The Josh Gibson Legacy Award is given annually to the "Home Run" leaders in the National and American leagues.[1]

James "Cool Papa" Bell Legacy Award[edit]

The James "Cool Papa" Bell Legacy Award is given annually to the "Stolen Base" leaders in the National and American leagues.[1]

Charles Isham "C. I." Taylor Legacy Award[edit]

The Charles Isham "C. I." Taylor Legacy Award is given annually to the "Managers of the Year" in the National and American leagues.[1]

Andrew "Rube" Foster Legacy Award[edit]

The Andrew "Rube" Foster Legacy Award is given annually to the "Executives of the Year" in the National and American leagues.[1]

John Henry "Pop" Lloyd Legacy Award[edit]

The John Henry "Pop" Lloyd Legacy Award is given annually in recognition of "Baseball and Community Leadership".[1]

Sam Lacy Legacy Award[edit]

The Sam Lacy Legacy Award is given annually to the "Baseball Writer of the Year".[1][29]

Jackie Robinson Lifetime Achievement Award[edit]

The Jackie Robinson Lifetime Achievement Award is given annually for "Career Excellence in the Face of Adversity".[1][23]

John "Buck" O'Neil Legacy Award[edit]

The Buck O'Neil Legacy Award is given annually to a local or national corporate/private philanthropist for "Outstanding Support of the NLBM".[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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