Roger Clemens Award

The Roger Clemens Award was an award that honored the top NCAA Division I college baseball pitcher of the year. The award was created prior to the 2004 season and succeeded the Rotary Smith Award.[1]

Roger Clemens Award
Given forTop NCAA Division I college baseball pitcher
LocationHouston, Texas
CountryUnited States
Presented byGreater Houston Baseball Association
History
First award2004
Final award2008
"Roger Clemens has become synonymous with excellence in pitching at the professional level, as evidenced by his six Cy Young Awards. In addition to being a fabulous baseball player at every level in which he has participated, his passion for excellence is unsurpassed. He is mindful of giving back to a sport and a community he loves. With his college and professional resume, his name is most worthy and deserving in recognition of the most outstanding college pitcher. The Roger Clemens Award most certainly will become the college equivalent of the Cy Young, therefore becoming one of the most coveted in college baseball." CBPY Board Member Ray Mitchell (February 14, 2004)

Roger Clemens was an extremely successful college player with the Texas Longhorns before starting his professional career.

The winner was determined by a vote of all Division I head coaches, selected members of the media, all past winners of the Roger Clemens Award, and all past winners of the Rotary Smith Award. The award was discontinued following the 2008 college baseball season.

Since 2009, the National Pitcher of the Year Award, presented by the College Baseball Foundation, now honors the top NCAA Division I college baseball pitcher of the year.

WinnersEdit

 
Roger Clemens pitching for the Houston Astros in 2004.
Key
Year Links to the article about the corresponding baseball year
Player Name of the player
College The player's college when he won the award
Italics Denotes player was the first overall MLB draft pick
Year Player College Ref
2004 Jered Weaver Long Beach State [2]
2005 Luke Hochevar Tennessee [3]
2006 Andrew Miller North Carolina [4]
2007 David Price Vanderbilt [5]
2008 Aaron Crow Missouri [6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Alyson Footer. "New award honors Clemens | MLB.com: News". Mlb.mlb.com. Retrieved 2012-08-15.
  2. ^ "Weaver honored as best college pitcher - College Sports - ESPN". Sports.espn.go.com. 2004-07-20. Retrieved 2012-08-15.
  3. ^ "Archives : The Rocky Mountain News". Nl.newsbank.com. 2005-07-15. Retrieved 2012-08-15.
  4. ^ "Tigers pick Miller named top NCAA arm | MLB.com: News". Mlb.mlb.com. 2012-06-19. Retrieved 2012-08-15.
  5. ^ "Vanderbilt's Price wins Clemens Award - Houston Chronicle". Chron.com. 2007-07-13. Retrieved 2012-08-15.
  6. ^ Vinton, Nathaniel (2008-09-13). "Roger Clemens' foundation takes a hit, along with his 'Q' score - New York Daily News". Articles.nydailynews.com. Retrieved 2012-08-15.