Hutch Award

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The Hutch Award is an award given to an active Major League Baseball player who best exemplifies the fighting spirit and competitive desire to win. The award was created in 1965 in honor of Fred Hutchinson, a former MLB player and manager, who died of cancer at the age of 45 in late 1964.

The award was created by Hutch's longtime friends Bob Prince, broadcaster of the Pittsburgh Pirates; Jim Enright, a Chicago sportswriter; and Ritter Collett, sports editor of the Dayton Journal Herald. A scholarship fund was also created for medical students engaged in cancer research in Hutch's memory. The award is presented each January in Seattle, WA, Hutch's hometown at the annual Seattle Post-Intelligencer Sports Star of the Year. The winner is then feted at an Award Luncheon organized during the following baseball season, which also serves to raise funds for cancer research.

The Hutch Award trophy has been on permanent display in the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY, since 1979, with the list of winners updated yearly. A replica is on display in Seattle.

Award Winners[edit]

Year Winner Team
1965 Mickey Mantle New York Yankees
1966 Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers
1967 Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox
1968 Pete Rose Cincinnati Reds
1969 Al Kaline Detroit Tigers
1970 Tony Conigliaro Boston Red Sox
1971 Joe Torre St. Louis Cardinals
1972 Bobby Tolan Cincinnati Reds
1973 John Hiller Detroit Tigers
1974 Danny Thompson Minnesota Twins
1975 Gary Nolan Cincinnati Reds
1976 Tommy John Los Angeles Dodgers
1977 Willie McCovey San Francisco Giants
1978 Willie Stargell Pittsburgh Pirates
1979 Lou Brock St. Louis Cardinals
1980 George Brett Kansas City Royals
1981 Johnny Bench Cincinnati Reds
1982 Andre Thornton Cleveland Indians
1983 Ray Knight Houston Astros
1984 Don Robinson Pittsburgh Pirates
1985 Rick Reuschel Chicago Cubs
1986 Dennis Leonard Kansas City Royals
1987 Paul Molitor Milwaukee Brewers
1988 Ron Oester Cincinnati Reds
1989 Dave Dravecky San Francisco Giants
1990 Sid Bream Pittsburgh Pirates
1991 Bill Wegman Milwaukee Brewers
1992 Carney Lansford Oakland Athletics
1993 John Olerud Toronto Blue Jays
1994 Andre Dawson Boston Red Sox
1995 Jim Abbott California Angels
1996 Omar Vizquel Cleveland Indians
1997 Eric Davis Baltimore Orioles
1998 David Cone New York Yankees
1999 Sean Casey Cincinnati Reds
2000 Jason Giambi Oakland Athletics
2001 Curt Schilling Arizona Diamondbacks
2002 Tim Salmon Anaheim Angels
2003 Jamie Moyer Seattle Mariners
2004 Trevor Hoffman San Diego Padres
2005 Craig Biggio Houston Astros
2006 Mark Loretta Boston Red Sox
2007 Mike Sweeney Kansas City Royals
2008 Jon Lester Boston Red Sox
2009 Mark Teahen Chicago White Sox
2010 Tim Hudson Atlanta Braves
2011 Billy Butler Kansas City Royals
2012 Barry Zito San Francisco Giants
2013 Raul Ibanez Seattle Mariners
2014 Alex Gordon Kansas City Royals
2015 Adam Wainwright St. Louis Cardinals
2016 Dustin McGowan Miami Marlins
2017 Jake Diekman Texas Rangers
2018 Stephen Piscotty Oakland Athletics
2019 Dee Gordon Seattle Mariners
2020 not awarded

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