Brooks Wallace Award
The Brooks Wallace Award is an award given by the College Baseball Foundation (CBF) to the best college baseball shortstop of the year. The award has been given annually since 2004. Until 2008 the award was presented to the nation's most outstanding player; however, in 2009 the recipient list was changed to only include shortstops. It is named after former Texas Tech shortstop and assistant coach Brooks Wallace, who died of cancer in 1985 at the age of 27. The current holder of the award is Grae Kessinger of the Ole Miss Rebels
|Brooks Wallace Award|
Logo for the Brooks Wallace Award
|Given for||Best shortstop in college baseball|
|Presented by||College Baseball Foundation|
|Most recent||Grae Kessinger, Ole Miss Rebels|
|Website||Brooks Wallace Award|
|Year||Links to the article about the corresponding baseball year|
|Player||Name of the player|
|Position||The player's position at the time he won the award[a]|
|School||The player's college when he won the award|
|Class||The player's year in college when he won the award|
|Italics||Player was the first overall MLB draft pick in the same year|
|^||Player won the Rookie of the Year Award[b]|
|§||Player also won the Golden Spikes Award, Dick Howser Trophy, and/or Johnny Bench Award in the same year|
|2004||Kurt Suzuki§||C||Cal State Fullerton||Junior|||
|2008||Buster Posey§^||C||Florida State||Junior|||
|2009||Ben Orloff||SS||UC Irvine||Senior|||
|2010||Jedd Gyorko||SS||West Virginia||Junior|||
|2014||Trea Turner||SS||North Carolina State||Junior|||
|2017||Logan Warmoth||SS||North Carolina||Junior|||
|2018||Cadyn Grenier||SS||Oregon State||Junior|||
|2019||Grae Kessinger||SS||Ole Miss||Junior|||
- This does not necessarily reflect the player's future position at Major League level. For example, Alex Gordon was originally a third baseman, but subsequently moved to left field in 2010.
- Won either in the same year or several years later.
- Brooks Wallace Award[permanent dead link], College Baseball Foundation. Retrieved October 5, 2009.
- "Lincoln, Roemer, Doolittle finalists for baseball POY - College Sports - ESPN". Sports.espn.go.com. June 13, 2006. Retrieved February 18, 2014.
- Kaegel, Dick (November 2, 2011). "Gordon takes home first Gold Glove". MLB.com. MLB Advanced Media. Archived from the original on February 29, 2012. Retrieved August 6, 2012.
Alex Gordon, a third baseman for the Royals until last year, is now among baseball's elite outfielders...[H]is switch from third base to the outfield in 2010 went amazingly well.
- Sherrington, Kevin (October 24, 2004). "Memories get refreshed: New college award honors shortstop no one forgot". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved April 2, 2013. (subscription required)
- Toledo Blade - Google News Archive Search
- "Pirates' first-round pick earns award". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Associated Press. July 5, 2006. Archived from the original on February 8, 2013. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
- "Price Receives Brooks Wallace Award". vucommodores.com. July 4, 2007. Retrieved July 24, 2007.
- The Albany Herald - Google News Archive Search
- "Orloff gets top accolade". Daily Pilot. June 12, 2009. Retrieved February 18, 2013.
- Dobies, Tony (July 6, 2010). "Gyorko named Brooks Wallace Award winner". The Daily Athenaeum. Archived from the original on April 11, 2013. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
- "Brad Miller Wins Brooks Wallace Shortstop-of-the-Year Award - Live5News.com | Charleston, SC | News, Weather, Sports". Live5News.com. July 4, 2011. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
- Littman, Jordan (July 12, 2012). "Vincej travels rocky road to the top". Malibu Times. Retrieved July 20, 2012.
- "LSU's Alex Bregman wins Brooks Wallace Award". Shreveport Times. June 29, 2013. Retrieved June 23, 2014.
- "N.C. State's Trea Turner Wins Brooks Wallace Award". WFMY. June 28, 2014. Archived from the original on December 18, 2014. Retrieved June 29, 2014.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 23, 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/article87114882.html[permanent dead link]
- Friedlander, Brett (June 13, 2017). "UNC's Warmoth wins award as nation's top college shortstop". North State Journal. Retrieved June 15, 2017.