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The Mike Coolbaugh Award is presented annually by Minor League Baseball (MiLB). The award, first given in 2008, is presented to a MiLB figure who has shown "an outstanding baseball work ethic, knowledge of the game, and skill in mentoring young players on the field."[1]

Mike Coolbaugh Award
CountryUnited States
First awarded2008
Currently held bySteve Turco
Bobby Jones won the inaugural Mike Coolbaugh Award.

The award was developed to honor Mike Coolbaugh, who died—while coaching at first base—when he was struck by a line drive during a MiLB game in July 2007.[2] It is presented at the annual MiLB banquet at the baseball winter meetings.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c "History: MiLB Major Award Winners". Minor League Baseball. Retrieved October 9, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c Dutton, Bob (November 14, 2011). "Royals notes: Omaha's Jirschele honored". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved November 16, 2011.
  3. ^ "Bobby Jones returns as RedHawks' skipper in 2009". MiLB.com. December 29, 2008. Retrieved December 30, 2008.
  4. ^ Simon, Andrew (October 23, 2012). "Goryl named winner of Mike Coolbaugh Award". ClevelandIndians.com. Retrieved October 23, 2012.
  5. ^ "Guerrero earns Coolbaugh honors". Minor League Baseball. November 12, 2013. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  6. ^ "Wiedenbauer to get Mike Coolbaugh Award". Minor League Baseball. November 11, 2014. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  7. ^ "Raptors' Shoemaker wins Coolbaugh Award". Minor League Baseball. November 17, 2015. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  8. ^ "Nats' Williams wins Coolbaugh Award". Minor League Baseball. November 14, 2016. Retrieved November 14, 2016.
  9. ^ "Coolbaugh Award goes to Jays' Holmberg". Minor League Baseball. November 9, 2017. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  10. ^ "Steve Turco Wins Mike Coolbaugh Award". Ballpark Digest. November 7, 2018. Retrieved November 7, 2018.