Open main menu

The Hutch Award is given annually to an active Major League Baseball (MLB) player who "best exemplifies the fighting spirit and competitive desire" of Fred Hutchinson, by persevering through adversity.[1] The award was created in 1965 in honor of Hutchinson, the former MLB pitcher and manager, who died of lung cancer the previous year.[2] The Hutch Award was created by Hutch's longtime friends Bob Prince, a broadcaster for the Pittsburgh Pirates and KDKA; Jim Enright, a Chicago sportswriter; and Ritter Collett, the sports editor of the Dayton Journal Herald.[3] They also created a scholarship fund for medical students engaged in cancer research to honor Hutchinson's memory.[4]

Hutch Award
The words "HUTCH AWARD" in white on a navy blue rectangular background, placed in front of a baseball with a small baseball player on top of the baseball. Underneath the baseball reads "ESTABLISHED 1965"
Logo for the Hutch Award
LocationSeattle, Washington
CountryUnited States
Presented byFred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (1987–present)
Dapper Dan Charities (1965–1986)
History
First award1965
Most recentStephen Piscotty, Oakland Athletics

Eleven members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame have won the Hutch Award.[5] The inaugural winner was Mickey Mantle.[4] Danny Thompson, the 1974 recipient, was diagnosed with leukemia earlier that year. He continued to play through the 1976 season before dying that December at the age of 29.[6] Jon Lester won the award in 2008 after recovering from anaplastic large-cell lymphoma.[5]

The award is presented annually at the Hutch Award Luncheon hosted by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington, at Safeco Field.[7] The award was originally presented at the annual Dapper Dan Banquet in Pittsburgh.[8] Each winner receives a copy of the original trophy, designed by Dale Chihuly.[9] The permanent display of the Hutch Award is at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, where it has been since 1979.[10]

RecipientsEdit

Key
  Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame
  Denotes player who is still active
 
Fred Hutchinson, the award's namesake
 
Jon Lester won the award after recovering from anaplastic large-cell lymphoma.[5]
 
Billy Butler won the Hutch Award in 2011.
Recipients
Year Awardee Team Position Ref
1965 Mickey Mantle  New York Yankees Outfielder [11]
1966 Sandy Koufax  Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher [12]
1967 Carl Yastrzemski  Boston Red Sox Outfielder [13]
1968 Pete Rose Cincinnati Reds Outfielder [14]
1969 Al Kaline  Detroit Tigers Outfielder [15]
1970 Tony Conigliaro Boston Red Sox Outfielder [16]
1971 Joe Torre  St. Louis Cardinals Third baseman [17]
1972 Bobby Tolan Cincinnati Reds Outfielder [18]
1973 John Hiller Detroit Tigers Pitcher [19]
1974 Danny Thompson Minnesota Twins Shortstop [20]
1975 Gary Nolan Cincinnati Reds Pitcher [21]
1976 Tommy John Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher [22]
1977 Willie McCovey  San Francisco Giants First baseman [23]
1978 Willie Stargell  Pittsburgh Pirates Outfielder [24]
1979 Lou Brock  St. Louis Cardinals Outfielder [25]
1980 George Brett  Kansas City Royals Third baseman [26]
1981 Johnny Bench  Cincinnati Reds Catcher [27]
1982 Andre Thornton Cleveland Indians First baseman [28]
1983 Ray Knight Houston Astros Third baseman [29]
1984 Don Robinson Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher [30]
1985 Rick Reuschel Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher [31]
1986 Dennis Leonard Kansas City Royals Pitcher [32]
1987 Paul Molitor  Milwaukee Brewers Third baseman [33]
1988 Ron Oester Cincinnati Reds Second baseman [34]
1989 Dave Dravecky San Francisco Giants Pitcher [35]
1990 Sid Bream Pittsburgh Pirates First baseman [36]
1991 Bill Wegman Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher [37]
1992 Carney Lansford Oakland Athletics Third baseman [38]
1993 John Olerud Toronto Blue Jays First baseman [39]
1994 Andre Dawson  Boston Red Sox Outfielder [40]
1995 Jim Abbott California Angels Pitcher [41]
1996 Omar Vizquel Cleveland Indians Shortstop [42]
1997 Eric Davis Baltimore Orioles Outfielder [43]
1998 David Cone New York Yankees Pitcher [44]
1999 Sean Casey Cincinnati Reds First baseman [45]
2000 Jason Giambi Oakland Athletics First baseman [46]
2001 Curt Schilling Arizona Diamondbacks Pitcher [47]
2002 Tim Salmon Anaheim Angels Outfielder [48]
2003 Jamie Moyer Seattle Mariners Pitcher [49]
2004 Trevor Hoffman  San Diego Padres Pitcher [50]
2005 Craig Biggio  Houston Astros Second baseman [51]
2006 Mark Loretta Boston Red Sox Second baseman [52]
2007 Mike Sweeney Kansas City Royals Designated hitter [53]
2008 Jon Lester  Boston Red Sox Pitcher [54]
2009 Mark Teahen Kansas City Royals First baseman [55]
2010 Tim Hudson Atlanta Braves Pitcher [56]
2011 Billy Butler Kansas City Royals Designated hitter [57]
2012 Barry Zito San Francisco Giants Pitcher [58]
2013 Raúl Ibañez Seattle Mariners Outfielder [59]
2014 Alex Gordon  Kansas City Royals Outfielder [60]
2015 Adam Wainwright  St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher [61]
2016 Dustin McGowan  Miami Marlins Pitcher [62]
2017 Jake Diekman  Texas Rangers Pitcher [63]
2018 Stephen Piscotty  Oakland Athletics Outfielder [64]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Street, Jim (January 23, 2008). "Sweeney receives Hutch Award: Longtime Royals designated hitter honored at Safeco Field". MLB.com. Major League Baseball Advanced Media. Retrieved August 20, 2012.
  2. ^ Radford, Rich (July 30, 2011). "Navy World Series, Game 7: When needed most, Hutch was clutch". The Virginian-Pilot. Retrieved August 6, 2012.
  3. ^ "Good Works Will Continue In Hutch's Name". Dayton Daily News. May 6, 1994. p. 7D. Retrieved August 6, 2012. (subscription required)
  4. ^ a b "Mantle Presented Hutchinson Award". Sarasota Journal. Associated Press. December 17, 1965. p. 24. Retrieved August 6, 2012.
  5. ^ a b c "After battling cancer, tossing no-hitter, Lester wins Hutch Award". ESPN.com. Associated Press. November 10, 2008. Retrieved August 6, 2012.
  6. ^ "Thompson dies of leukemia". Star-News. United Press International. December 11, 1976. Retrieved August 6, 2012.
  7. ^ Street, Jim (December 16, 2003). "Moyer named Hutch Award winner". MLB.com. Major League Baseball Advanced Media. Retrieved August 6, 2012.
  8. ^ "Brett Wins Hutch Award". The Southeast Missourian. Associated Press. November 26, 1980. p. 25. Retrieved August 6, 2012.
  9. ^ Stone, Larry (February 2, 2012). "Royals' Billy Butler humbled by Hutch Award". Seattle Times. Archived from the original on February 2, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2012.
  10. ^ "Rangers Blast Padres In Annual Hall Of Fame Game". The Bonham Daily Favorite. United Press International. August 7, 1979. p. 4. Retrieved August 6, 2012.
  11. ^ "Mickey Mantle Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  12. ^ "Sandy Koufax Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  13. ^ "Carl Yastrzemski Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  14. ^ "Pete Rose Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  15. ^ "Al Kaline Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  16. ^ "Tony Conigliaro Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  17. ^ "Joe Torre Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  18. ^ "Bobby Tolan Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  19. ^ "John Hiller Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  20. ^ "Danny Thompson Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  21. ^ "Gary Nolan Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  22. ^ "Tommy John Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  23. ^ "Willie McCovey Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  24. ^ "Willie Stargell Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  25. ^ "Lou Brock Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  26. ^ "George Brett Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  27. ^ "Johnny Bench Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  28. ^ "Andre Thornton Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  29. ^ "Ray Knight Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  30. ^ "Don Robinson Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  31. ^ "Rick Reuschel Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  32. ^ "Dennis Leonard Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  33. ^ "Paul Molitor Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  34. ^ "Ron Oester Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  35. ^ "Dave Dravecky Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  36. ^ "Sid Bream Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  37. ^ "Bill Wegman Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  38. ^ "Carney Lansford Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  39. ^ "John Olerud Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  40. ^ "Andre Dawson Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  41. ^ "Jim Abbott Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  42. ^ "Omar Vizquel Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  43. ^ "Eric Davis Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  44. ^ "David Cone Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  45. ^ "Sean Casey Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  46. ^ "Jason Giambi Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  47. ^ "Curt Schilling Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  48. ^ "Tim Salmon Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  49. ^ "Jamie Moyer Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  50. ^ "Trevor Hoffman Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  51. ^ "Craig Biggio Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  52. ^ "Mark Loretta Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  53. ^ "Mike Sweeney Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  54. ^ "Jon Lester Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  55. ^ "Mark Teahen Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  56. ^ "Tim Hudson Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  57. ^ "Billy Butler Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  58. ^ "Another award for Buster Posey, and one for Barry Zito". SFGate. Hearst Communications. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
  59. ^ Baker, Geoff (November 5, 2013). "Raul Ibanez wins Hutch Award: Mariners outfielder Raul Ibanez was named the winner of the 49th annual Hutch Award for his efforts on and off the field. The award is named for former local baseball star Fred Hutchinson". Seattle Times. Archived from the original on November 6, 2013. Retrieved November 6, 2013.
  60. ^ Dutton, Bob (November 11, 2014). "Royals left fielder Alex Gordon wins 2014 Hutch Award". The News Tribune. Archived from the original on November 15, 2014. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  61. ^ Stone, Larry (January 27, 2016). "For Hutch Award winner Adam Wainwright, giving back is better than accolades". The Seattle Times. Retrieved January 29, 2016.
  62. ^ Frisaro, Joe (December 15, 2016). "McGowan named 2016 Hutch Award winner". Mlb.com. Retrieved December 16, 2016. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  63. ^ Russell, Sabin (January 25, 2018). "Jake Diekman stars at Hutch Award luncheon". Hutch News. Retrieved January 25, 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  64. ^ Gallegos, Martin (May 21, 2019). "Piscotty honored as Hutch Award winner". MLB.com. Retrieved May 21, 2019.

External linksEdit