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Baseball America is a sports magazine that covers baseball at every level, with a particular focus on up-and-coming players in high school, college, Japan, and the minor leagues. It is currently published in the form of a bi-weekly newspaper, five annual reference book titles, a weekly podcast, and a website. It also regularly produces lists of the top prospects in the sport, and covers aspects of the game from a scouting and player-development point of view. The publication's motto is "Baseball news you can't find anywhere else."

Baseball America
Categories Sports
Frequency 26 per year
Year founded 1981
Company Baseball America Enterprises
Country USA
Based in Durham, North Carolina
Language English
Website www.baseballamerica.com
ISSN 0745-5372

Contents

HistoryEdit

Baseball America was founded in 1981 and has since grown into a full-service media company. Founder Allan Simpson began writing the magazine from Canada, originally calling it the All-America Baseball News. By 1983, Simpson moved the magazine to Durham, North Carolina, after it was purchased by then-Durham Bulls owner Miles Wolff. Simpson left his position at the magazine in 2006. The Enthusiast Network (at the time Source Interlink Media) purchased Baseball America in December 2011 and sold the publication in February 2017. The new Baseball America Enterprises includes Gary Green and Larry Botel of Alliance Baseball, owners of minor league franchises in Omaha, Neb., and Richmond, Va., in partnership with David Geaslen, founder and CEO of 3STEP Sports. Today, Baseball America is led by publisher Will Lingo and editor in chief John Manuel. It also uses out-of-office correspondents.

Baseball America is published bi-weekly in print and on the web. Every issue features coverage of the majors, minors, baseball's draft, college and high school

baseball. Other features include reviews and analysis of prospects as well as tracking the progress of the best players in amateur baseball and the minors.[1] Other annual publications produced by the company include Baseball America Almanac, Baseball America Prospect Handbook (a New York Times sports best-seller in March 2016), Baseball America Directory and the Super Register. Baseball America also has an active social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram, bringing its scouting and player-development point of view to 21st century media platforms.

All-Star Futures GameEdit

Baseball America helps MLB select the players for the All-Star Futures Game.

Major League Baseball awardsEdit

See footnote[2]

Baseball America Major League Player of the YearEdit

Baseball America Rookie of the YearEdit

Baseball America All-Rookie TeamEdit

Note: Each year's team consists of a varying number of pitchers and types of pitchers.
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009 (a catcher, 4 infielders, 3 outfielders, one DH, and 5 pitchers)[3]
  • 2010 (a catcher, 4 infielders, 3 outfielders, one DH, 5 starting pitchers, 2 relief pitchers, and one closer)[4]
  • 2011 (a catcher, 4 infielders, 3 outfielders, one DH, 5 starting pitchers, 2 relief pitchers, and one closer)[5]

Baseball America Manager of the YearEdit

Baseball America Major League Coach of the YearEdit

See footnote[11]

Baseball America Major League Executive of the YearEdit

See footnote[12]

Baseball America Roland Hemond AwardEdit

See footnote[23]

Baseball America Lifetime Achievement AwardEdit

See footnote[24]

Baseball America Organization of the YearEdit

The "Organization of the Year" award was first presented in 1982.[25][26]

Minor League Baseball awardsEdit

See footnote[2]
  • Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year Award
  • Baseball America Independent Leagues Player of the Year[38]
  • Baseball America Minor League All-Star Team[2] (First team and Second team)[39]
  • Baseball America Triple-A Classification All-Star Team[40]
  • Baseball America Double-A Classification All-Star Team[41]
  • Baseball America High Class A Classification All-Star Team[42]
  • Baseball America Low Class A Classification All-Star Team[43]
  • Baseball America Rookie-Level Classification All-Star Team[44]
  • Baseball America Dominican Summer League Classification All-Star Team[45]
  • Baseball America Short-Season Classification All-Star Team[46]
  • Baseball America Minor League Manager of the Year[2]
  • Baseball America Minor League Team of the Year[47]
  • Baseball America Minor League Executive of the Year[48]
  • Baseball America Bob Freitas Awards (for outstanding minor-league operations at Triple-A, Double-A, Class A, and short-season) (first awarded in 1989)[49][50]
  • Baseball America Independent Organization of the Year (first awarded in 2006)[51]

College baseball awardsEdit

See footnote[2]

In addition to the awards below, Baseball America releases rankings of the top 25 teams in the nation, as voted by its staff. A preseason poll is compiled, in addition to a weekly poll during the season.

High-school baseball awardsEdit

See footnote[2]

Best baseball booksEdit

  • 2010 – The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood; by Jane Leavy (HarperCollins)[65]

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ "Baseball America Media". Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Baseball America award winners. Includes MAJOR LEAGUES: Player of the Year (1998 to date), Rookie of the Year (1989 to date), Organization of the Year (1982 to date), Executive of the Year (1998 to date), Manager of the Year (1998 to date). MINOR LEAGUES: Player of the Year (1981 to date), Executive of the Year (2002 to date), Manager of the Year (1989 to date), Team of the Year (1993 to date). FREITAS AWARDS (top organizations in Triple A, Double A, Class A, Sort-Season). INDEPENDENT LEAGUES: Player of the Year (1996 to date). COLLEGE: Player of the Year (1981 to date), Coach of the Year (1981 to date), Assistant Coach of the Year (1999 to date), Freshman of the Year (1982 to date), Summer College Player of the Year (1984 to date). HIGH SCHOOL: Player of the Year (1992 to date), Youth Player of the Year (2002 to date), Team of the Year (1992 to date). Retrieved 2016-11-15.
  3. ^ "2009 All-Rookie Team: The 2009 rookie team as selected by Baseball America". Baseball America. October 28, 2009. Retrieved 2011-12-09. 
  4. ^ Eddy, Matt (October 19, 2010). "Future Big League Stars Highlight All-Rookie Team". Baseball America. Archived from the original on 25 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-02. 
  5. ^ Eddy, Matt (October 21, 2011). "Infield, Pitching Staff Highlight 2011 Rookie Team". Baseball America. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Baseball America Awards". Baseball America. Retrieved 2014-03-10. 
  7. ^ Majors: Awards: Manager Of The Year. Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved 2011-04-16.
  8. ^ Major League Manager of the Year: Clint Hurdle
  9. ^ MLB Manager Of The Year: Buck Showalter
  10. ^ http://www.baseballamerica.com/ba-awards-gala/terry-francona-nearly-put-indians-top/#CIiqkRJhSsPVHe68.97
  11. ^ Majors: Awards: Coach Of The Year. Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved 2010-09-26.
  12. ^ Majors: Awards: Executive Of The Year. Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved 2010-09-26. See also: The Sporting News Executive of the Year Award.
  13. ^ Morosi, Jon Paul (Detroit Free Press) (December 18, 2006). "Major League Executive Of The Year: Dave Dombrowski: Dombrowski molds Tigers into AL contenders". Baseball America. Retrieved September 26, 2010. 
  14. ^ Haudricourt, Tom (December 3, 2007). "Zduriencik Named Top Executive: Brewers return as contenders". Baseball America. Retrieved September 26, 2010. 
  15. ^ Speier, Alex (December 22, 2008). "Setting Up Success: Epstein is our Major League Exec of the Year". Baseball America. Retrieved September 26, 2010. 
  16. ^ Ringolsby, Tracy (December 23, 2009). "Major League Executive Of The Year: Dan O'Dowd has built the Rockies for long-term success". Baseball America. Retrieved September 26, 2010. 
  17. ^ Grant, Evan (December 8, 2010). "2010 Major League Executive Of The Year". Baseball America. Retrieved May 19, 2011. 
  18. ^ Haudricourt, Tom (December 6, 2011). "2011 Major League Executive Of The Year: Doug Melvin: Melvin makes all the right moves for Brewers". Baseball America. Retrieved 2011-12-09. 
  19. ^ Major League Executive Of The Year: Brian Sabean
  20. ^ Executive of the Year: Oakland’s Billy Beane
  21. ^ Major League Executive Of The Year: Duquette Puts Pieces Together
  22. ^ Major League Executive Of The Year: Sandy Alderson
  23. ^ The Roland Hemond Award is given long-term contributions to scouting and player development. Majors: Awards: Roland Hemond Award. Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved 2010-09-26. See also: Category:Major League Baseball farm directors and Category:Major League Baseball scouting directors.
  24. ^ Majors: Awards: Lifetime Achievement Award. Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved 2010-09-26.
  25. ^ 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 Organization of the Year Award. Baseball-Almanac. Retrieved 2011-08-18.
  26. ^ Majors: Awards: Organization Of The Year. Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved 2010-09-26.
  27. ^ Kline, Chris (December 14, 2006). "Organization Of The Year: Los Angeles Dodgers: Dodgers inject impact talent from within". Baseball America. Retrieved September 26, 2010. 
  28. ^ Ringolsby, Tracy (December 6, 2007). "Organization Of The Year: Rockies Ride Winning Streak To The World Series". Baseball America. Retrieved September 26, 2010. 
  29. ^ Topkin, Marc (December 22, 2008). "Built To Last: Our Organization of the Year should have staying power". Baseball America. Retrieved September 26, 2010. 
  30. ^ Salisbury, Jim (December 7, 2009). "Organization Of The Year: Philadelphia Phillies: Philadelphia completes an amazing turnaround". Baseball America. Retrieved September 26, 2010. 
  31. ^ Crasnick, Jerry (December 8, 2010). "2010 Major League Organization Of The Year". Baseball America. Retrieved May 19, 2011. 
  32. ^ Goold, Derrick (December 5, 2011). "2011 Organization Of The Year: St. Louis Cardinals: Cards' unlikely surge reflects winning plan". Baseball America. Retrieved 2011-12-09. 
  33. ^ 2012 Organization Of The Year: Cincinnati Reds
  34. ^ Organization of the Year: St. Louis Cardinals
  35. ^ Organization Of The Year: In K.C., Patience Finally Pays
  36. ^ Sawchik, Travis (November 30, 2015). "Organization of the Year: Pirates Prove Building a Team Takes Blending". Baseball America. Retrieved 2016-10-28. 
  37. ^ Glaser, Kyle (November 28, 2016). "2016 Organization of the Year: Cubs Build From Ground Up To Title". Baseball America. Retrieved 2016-12-03. 
  38. ^ Cooper, J.J. (October 7, 2009). "Worth Sticking Around: Greg Porter is the 2009 Independent Leagues Player of the Year". Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved September 21, 2010. 
  39. ^ Glaser, Kyle (September 8, 2017). "2017 Minor League All-Star Team: Precocious Young Hitters Lead The Way". BaseballAmerica.com. Baseball America Enterprises. Retrieved 2017-09-09. 
  40. ^ "2017 Triple-A Classification All-Star Team". BaseballAmerica.com. Baseball America Enterprises. September 11, 2017. Retrieved 2017-09-19. 
  41. ^ "2017 Double-A Classification All-Star Team". BaseballAmerica.com. Baseball America Enterprises. September 11, 2017. Retrieved 2017-09-19. 
  42. ^ "2017 High Class A Classification All-Star Team". BaseballAmerica.com. Baseball America Enterprises. September 11, 2017. Retrieved 2017-09-19. 
  43. ^ "2017 Low Class A Classification All-Star Team". BaseballAmerica.com. Baseball America Enterprises. September 12, 2017. Retrieved 2017-09-19. 
  44. ^ "2017 Rookie-Level Classification All-Star Team". BaseballAmerica.com. Baseball America Enterprises. September 12, 2017. Retrieved 2017-09-19. 
  45. ^ "2017 Dominican Summer League Classification All-Star Team". BaseballAmerica.com. Baseball America Enterprises. September 12, 2017. Retrieved 2017-09-19. 
  46. ^ "2017 Short-Season Classification All-Star Team". BaseballAmerica.com. Baseball America Enterprises. September 12, 2017. Retrieved 2017-09-19. 
  47. ^ Baseball America Minor League Team of the Year webpage
  48. ^ Baseball America Minor League Executive of the Year webpage
  49. ^ Baseball America Bob Freitas Awards webpage
  50. ^ Lingo, Will. "Freitas Awards Try To Spotlight Minors Top Operators", Baseball America, Nov. 9, 2006
  51. ^ Baseball America Independent Organization of the Year webpage
  52. ^ College: Awards: Player Of The Year webpage. Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved 2010-09-21.
  53. ^ College: Awards: All-America Teams webpage. Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved 2010-09-21.
  54. ^ College: Awards: Freshman Of The Year webpage. Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved 2010-09-21.
  55. ^ College: Awards: Freshman All-America Team webpage. Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved 2010-09-21.
  56. ^ Summer College Player of the Year (Baseball America Awards webpage). Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
  57. ^ College: Awards: Coach Of The Year webpage. Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved 2010-09-21.
  58. ^ College: Awards: Assistant Coach Of The Year webpage. Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved 2010-09-21.
  59. ^ ABCA/Baseball America Assistant Coach of the Year. American Baseball Coaches Association website. Retrieved on 2016-12-02.
  60. ^ (Evan Harley )High School: Awards: Player Of The Year webpage. Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved 2010-09-21.
  61. ^ High School: Awards: Team Of The Year webpage. Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved 2010-09-21.
  62. ^ High School: Awards: All-America Teams webpage. Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved 2010-09-21.
  63. ^ High School: Awards: Youth Player Of The Year webpage. Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved 2010-09-21.
  64. ^ High School: Awards: Youth Coach Of The Year webpage. Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved 2010-09-21.
  65. ^ Bailey, James (December 16, 2010). "The Best Baseball Books Of 2010". Baseball America Inc. Retrieved December 31, 2010. 

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