John H. Johnson President's Award

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John H. Johnson President's Award
Awarded forThe complete Minor League Baseball franchise
CountryUnited States
Canada
Mexico
Presented byMinor League Baseball
First awarded1974
Currently held byAlbuquerque Isotopes

The John H. Johnson President's Award is presented annually by Minor League Baseball (MiLB) to recognize the "complete baseball franchise—based on franchise stability, contributions to league stability, contributions to baseball in the community, and promotion of the baseball industry."[1] It is considered the league's top honor.[2] The award is named after John H. Johnson who served as MiLB President from 1979 to 1988.[3] The award was first presented in 1974 and is usually awarded during baseball's Winter Meetings.[2]

Thirty-eight teams have won the John H. Johnson President's Award. The Albuquerque Dukes, Billings Mustangs, Durham Bulls, Iowa Oaks/Cubs, Rochester Red Wings, and Tacoma Twins/Tigers have each won the award on two separate occasions. International League and Pacific Coast League teams have won the award eight times, the most of any leagues, followed by the American Association and Midwest League (5); the Eastern League, Pioneer League, and Texas League (3); the California League, Carolina League, and Northwest League (2); and the Mexican League, South Atlantic League, and Southern League (1). Twenty-two teams have competed at the Triple-A classification level, the most of any class, followed by Double-A (7); Class A (6); Rookie Advanced (3); and Class A-Short Season (2).

Key[edit]

(#)
Number of wins by teams who have won the award multiple times

Winners[edit]

Year Team League Class Ref
1974 Rochester Red Wings (1) International League Triple-A [1]
1975 Tacoma Twins (1) Pacific Coast League Triple-A [1]
1976 Diablos Rojos del México Mexican League Triple-A [1]
1977 Fresno Giants California League Class A-Advanced [1]
1978 Iowa Oaks (1) American Association Triple-A [1]
1979 Denver Bears American Association Triple-A [1]
1980 Quad City Cubs Midwest League Class A [1]
1981 Great Falls Giants Pioneer League Rookie Advanced [1]
1982 Tacoma Tigers (2) Pacific Coast League Triple-A [1]
1983 Louisville Redbirds American Association Triple-A [1]
1984 Albuquerque Dukes (1) Pacific Coast League Triple-A [1]
1985 Las Vegas Stars Pacific Coast League Triple-A [1]
1986 El Paso Diablos Texas League Double-A [1]
1987 Syracuse Chiefs International League Triple-A [1]
1988 Indianapolis Indians American Association Triple-A [1]
1989 Durham Bulls (1) Carolina League Class A-Advanced [1]
1990 Pawtucket Red Sox International League Triple-A [1]
1991 Albuquerque Dukes (2) Pacific Coast League Triple-A [1]
1992 Buffalo Bisons American Association Triple-A [1]
1993 Norfolk Tides International League Triple-A [1]
1994 Billings Mustangs (1) Pioneer League Rookie Advanced [1]
1995 Columbus Clippers International League Triple-A [1]
1996 Salt Lake Buzz Pacific Coast League Triple-A [1]
1997 Richmond Braves International League Triple-A [1]
1998 Lynchburg Hillcats Carolina League Class A-Advanced [1]
1999 Tulsa Drillers Texas League Double-A [1]
2000 Portland Sea Dogs Eastern League Double-A [1]
2001 Eugene Emeralds Northwest League Class A Short Season [1]
2002 Iowa Cubs (2) Pacific Coast League Triple-A [1]
2004 Rochester Red Wings (2) International League Triple-A [1]
2005 Trenton Thunder Eastern League Double-A [4]
2006 Altoona Curve Eastern League Double-A [5]
2007 Midland RockHounds Texas League Double-A [6]
2008 Cedar Rapids Kernels Midwest League Class A [7]
2009 San Jose Giants California League Class A-Advanced [8]
2010 Billings Mustangs (2) Pioneer League Rookie Advanced [9]
2011 Tennessee Smokies Southern League Double-A [10]
2012 Dayton Dragons Midwest League Class A [11]
2013 Vancouver Canadians Northwest League Class A Short Season [12]
2014 Durham Bulls (2) International League Triple-A [13]
2015 South Bend Cubs Midwest League Class A [14]
2016 Fort Wayne TinCaps Midwest League Class A [2]
2017 Greenville Drive South Atlantic League Class A [15]
2018 Albuquerque Isotopes Pacific Coast League Triple-A [16]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae "John H. Johnson President's Award". MiLB.com. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "TinCaps win Johnson President's Award". MiLB.com. November 3, 2016. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  3. ^ "Minor League Presidents". MiLB.com. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  4. ^ "Thunder named top organization". MiLB.com. November 22, 2005. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  5. ^ Mayo, Jonathan (December 7, 2006). "Altoona wins Johnson Trophy". MiLB.com. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  6. ^ Avallone, Michael (November 19, 2007). "Minor League Baseball announces top honorees". MiLB.com. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  7. ^ "President's Trophy goes to Kernels". MiLB.com. November 12, 2008. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  8. ^ Wild, Danny (November 10, 2009). "Giants, Lookouts earn top praise". MiLB.com. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  9. ^ "'Cats, Mustangs take notable awards". MiLB.com. November 8, 2010. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  10. ^ "Tennessee, Lake Elsinore win awards". MiLB.com. November 7, 2011. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  11. ^ "Dragons win MiLB President's Award". MiLB.com. November 20, 2012. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  12. ^ "Canadians earn 2013 President's Award". MiLB.com. November 4, 2013. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  13. ^ "Durham Bulls win 2014 President's Award". MiLB.com. November 3, 2013. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  14. ^ "South Bend wins Johnson President's Award". MiLB.com. November 4, 2015. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  15. ^ "Greenville Drive win 2017 President's Award". MiLB.com. October 25, 2017. Retrieved October 25, 2017.
  16. ^ "Isoptopes Win John H. Johnson President's Award". Ballpark Digest. October 24, 2018. Retrieved October 24, 2018.