Texas League Pitcher of the Year Award

The Texas League Pitcher of the Year Award is an annual award given to the best pitcher in minor league baseball's Texas League. In 1933, George Darrow won the first ever Texas League Pitcher of the Year Award.

Texas League
Pitcher of the Year Award
SportBaseball
LeagueTexas League
Given forBest regular season pitcher in the Texas League
CountryUnited States
Presented byTexas League
History
First award1933
Most recentDarren McCaughan (2019)

Ten players from the New York/San Francisco Giants Major League Baseball (MLB) organization have won the Pitcher of the Year Award, more than any other, followed by the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers organization (9); the St. Louis Cardinals organization (7); the Houston Colt .45's/Astros organization (6); the New York Mets and San Diego Padres organizations (4); the California Angels/Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Colorado Rockies, Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Browns/Baltimore Orioles, and Texas Rangers organizations (3); the Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, Milwaukee Braves, and Seattle Marinersorganizations (2); and Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers, and Oakland Athletics organizations (1). Five pitchers won the award on teams that were not affiliated with a major league team.

KeyEdit

*
Indicates multiple award winners in the same year
 
Member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum[1]

WinnersEdit

 
George Darrow, 1933 Texas League Pitcher of the Year
 
Harry Perkowski, 1948 Texas League Pitcher of the Year
 
Frank Tanana, 1973 Texas League Pitcher of the Year
 
Dennis Eckersley, 1974 Texas League Pitcher of the Year
 
Éric Gagné, 1999 Texas League Pitcher of the Year
 
Matt Shoemaker, 2011 Texas League Pitcher of the Year
 
Chase De Jong, 2016 Texas League Pitcher of the Year
Year Winner Team Organization Record Saves ERA Ks Ref
1933 George Darrow Galveston Buccaneers Unaffiliated 22–7 2.61 [2]
1934 Harold Hillin San Antonio Missions St. Louis Browns 24–12 3.66 [3]
1935 None selected
1936 None selected
1937 None selected
1938 None selected
1939 None selected
1940 None selected
1941 None selected
1942 None selected
1943 League not in operation
1944 League not in operation
1945 League not in operation
1946 Prince Oana Dallas Rebels Detroit Tigers 24–10 2.54 [4]
1947 Clarence Beers Houston Buffaloes St. Louis Cardinals 25–8 2.40 [5]
1948 Harry Perkowski Tulsa Oilers Cincinnati Reds 22–10 2.98 [6]
1949 Joe Landrum Fort Worth Cats Brooklyn Dodgers 19–11 2.53 [7]
1950 Wayne McLeland Dallas Eagles Unaffiliated 21–8 2.49 [8]
1951 Bob Turley San Antonio Missions St. Louis Browns 20–8 2.96 [9]
1952 Hal Erickson Dallas Eagles Cleveland Indians 20–14 2.59 [10]
1953 Don Fracchia Beaumont Exporters Unaffiliated 15–12 3.68 76 [11]
1954 John André Shreveport Sports Unaffiliated 21–9 3.05 142 [12]
1955 Red Murff Dallas Eagles New York Giants 27–11 1.99 157 [13]
1956 Bert Thiel Dallas Eagles New York Giants 18–11 3.11 113 [14]
1957 Tom Bowers Dallas Eagles New York Giants 20–8 3.06 90 [15]
1958 Joe Kotrany Dallas Rangers Unaffiliated 19–10 2.99 128 [16]
1959 Carroll Beringer Victoria Rosebuds Los Angeles Dodgers 19–5 3.35 109 [17]
1960 Jack Curtis San Antonio Missions Chicago Cubs 19–8 3.57 144 [18]
1961 Larry Maxie Austin Senators Milwaukee Braves 17–7 2.08 47 [19]
1962 Gordie Richardson Tulsa Oilers St. Louis Cardinals 13–6 3.18 153 [20]
1963 Camilo Estevis Albuquerque Dukes Los Angeles Dodgers 16–12 3.74 196 [21]
1964 Chris Zachary San Antonio Bullets Houston Colt .45's 16–6 3.20 188 [22]
1965 Ken Nixon Austin Braves Milwaukee Braves 19–7 3.10 132 [23]
1966 Fred Norman Dallas-Fort Worth Spurs Chicago Cubs 12–11 2.73 198 [24]
1967 John Duffie Albuquerque Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers 16–9 2.40 171 [25]
1968 Santiago Guzmán Arkansas Travelers St. Louis Cardinals 13–8 3.16 133 [26]
1969 William Frost Amarillo Giants San Francisco Giants 16–6 0 3.28 104 [27]
1970 Jim Flynn Albuquerque Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers 19–4 0 2.64 135 [28]
1971 Wayne Garland Dallas-Fort Worth Spurs Baltimore Orioles 19–5 0 1.71 154 [29]
1972 Dave Freisleben Alexandria Aces San Diego Padres 17–9 0 2.32 163 [30]
1973 Frank Tanana El Paso Sun Kings California Angels 16–6 0 2.71 197 [31]
1974* Randy Wiles Arkansas Travelers St. Louis Cardinals 8–7 1 2.56 82 [32]
1974* Dennis Eckersley  San Antonio Brewers Cleveland Indians 14–3 0 3.40 163 [33]
1975 None selected
1976 None selected
1977 None selected
1978 None selected
1979 None selected
1980 None selected
1981 Alan Fowlkes Shreveport Captains New York Giants 14–10 0 2.79 152 [34]
1982 Jeff Bittiger Jackson Mets New York Mets 12–5 0 2.96 190 [35]
1983 Sid Fernandez San Antonio Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers 13–4 0 2.82 209 [36]
1984 Calvin Schiraldi Jackson Mets New York Mets 14–3 0 2.88 131 [37]
1985 Juan Nieves El Paso Diablos Milwaukee Brewers 8–2 0 3.52 91 [38]
1986 George Ferran Shreveport Captains New York Giants 16–1 4 2.29 147 [39]
1987 Dennis Cook Shreveport Captains San Francisco Giants 9–2 0 2.13 98 [40]
1988 Blaine Beatty Jackson Mets New York Mets 16–8 0 2.46 103 [41]
1989 Andy Benes Wichita Wranglers San Diego Padres 8–4 0 2.16 115 [42]
1990 Anthony Young Jackson Mets New York Mets 15–3 0 1.65 95 [43]
1991 Paul McClellan Shreveport Captains San Francisco Giants 11–1 0 2.82 63 [44]
1992 Dan Smith Tulsa Drillers Texas Rangers 11–7 0 2.52 122 [45]
1993 Ben Van Ryn San Antonio Missions Los Angeles Dodgers 14–4 0 2.21 144 [46]
1994 Sid Roberson El Paso Diablos Milwaukee Brewers 15–8 0 2.83 119 [47]
1995 Steve Bourgeois Shreveport Captains San Francisco Giants 12–3 0 2.85 91 [48]
1996 Keith Foulke Shreveport Captains San Francisco Giants 12–7 0 2.76 129 [49]
1997 Steve Woodard El Paso Diablos Milwaukee Brewers 14–3 0 3.17 97 [50]
1998 José Jiménez Arkansas Travelers St. Louis Cardinals 15–6 0 3.11 88 [51]
1999 Éric Gagné San Antonio Missions Los Angeles Dodgers 12–4 0 2.63 185 [52]
2000 Bud Smith Arkansas Travelers St. Louis Cardinals 12–1 0 2.32 102 [53]
2001 Tim Redding Round Rock Express Houston Astros 10–2 0 2.18 113 [54]
2002 Kirk Saarloos Round Rock Express Houston Astros 10–1 0 1.40 82 [55]
2003 Travis Blackley San Antonio Missions Seattle Mariners 17–3 0 2.61 144 [56]
2004 Jeff Francis Tulsa Drillers Colorado Rockies 13–1 0 1.98 147 [57]
2005 Jason Hirsh Corpus Christi Hooks Houston Astros 13–8 0 2.87 165 [58]
2006 Matt Albers Corpus Christi Hooks Houston Astros 10–2 0 2.17 95 [59]
2007 Josh Geer San Antonio Missions San Diego Padres 16–6 0 3.20 102 [60]
2008 Vin Mazzaro Midland RockHounds Oakland Athletics 12–3 0 1.90 104 [61]
2009 Samuel Deduno Tulsa Drillers Colorado Rockies 12–4 0 2.57 123 [62]
2010 Blake Beavan Frisco RoughRiders Texas Rangers 4–4 0 4.01 34 [63]
2011 Matt Shoemaker Arkansas Travelers Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 12–5 0 2.48 129 [64]
2012 Barret Loux Frisco RoughRiders Texas Rangers 14–1 0 3.47 100 [65]
2013 David Martínez Corpus Christi Hooks Houston Astros 14–2 1 2.02 86 [66]
2014 Tyler Anderson Tulsa Drillers Colorado Rockies 7–4 0 1.98 106 [67]
2015 Nate Smith Arkansas Travelers Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 8–4 0 2.48 81 [68]
2016 Chase De Jong Tulsa Drillers Los Angeles Dodgers 14–5 0 2.86 125 [69]
2017 Dakota Hudson Springfield Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals 9–4 0 2.53 77 [70]
2018 Logan Allen San Antonio Missions San Diego Padres 10–6 0 2.75 125 [71]
2019 Darren McCaughan Arkansas Travelers Seattle Mariners 7–5 0 2.89 89 [72]
2020 None selected (season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic) [73]

ReferencesEdit

General
  • "Players of the Year". Texas League. Minor League Baseball. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
Specific
  1. ^ "Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 3, 2009.
  2. ^ "George Darrow Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  3. ^ "Harold Hillin Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  4. ^ "Prince Oana Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  5. ^ "Clarence Beers Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  6. ^ "Harry Perkowski Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  7. ^ "Joe Landrum Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  8. ^ "Wayne McLeland Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  9. ^ "Bob Turley Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  10. ^ "Hal Erickson Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  11. ^ "Don Fracchia Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  12. ^ "John Andre Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  13. ^ "Red Murff Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  14. ^ "Bert Thiel Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  15. ^ "Tom Bowers Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  16. ^ "Joe Kotrany Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  17. ^ "C.B. Beringer Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  18. ^ "Jack Curtis Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  19. ^ "Larry Maxie Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  20. ^ "Gordie Richardson Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  21. ^ "Camilo Estevis Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  22. ^ "Chris Zachary Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  23. ^ "Ken Nixon Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  24. ^ "Fred Norman Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  25. ^ "John Duffie Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  26. ^ "Santiago Guzmán Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  27. ^ "William Frost Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  28. ^ "Jim Flynn Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  29. ^ "Wayne Garland Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  30. ^ "Dave Freisleben Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  31. ^ "Frank Tanana Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  32. ^ "Randy Wiles Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  33. ^ "Dennis Eckersley Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  34. ^ "Alan Fowlkes Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  35. ^ "Jeff Bittiger Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  36. ^ "Sid Fernandez Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  37. ^ "Calvin Schiraldi Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  38. ^ "Juan Nieves Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  39. ^ "George Ferran Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  40. ^ "Dennis Cook Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  41. ^ "Blaine Beatty Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  42. ^ "Andy Benes Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  43. ^ "Anthony Young Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  44. ^ "Paul McClellan Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  45. ^ "Dan Smith Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  46. ^ "Ben Van Ryn Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  47. ^ "Sid Roberson Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  48. ^ "Steve Bourgeois Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  49. ^ "Keith Foulke Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  50. ^ "Steve Woodard Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  51. ^ "José Jiménez Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  52. ^ "Éric Gagné Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  53. ^ "Bud Smith Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  54. ^ "Tim Redding Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  55. ^ "Kirk Saarloos Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  56. ^ "Travis Blackley Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  57. ^ "Jeff Francis Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  58. ^ "Jason Hirsh Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  59. ^ "Matt Albers Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  60. ^ "Josh Geer Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  61. ^ "Vin Mazzaro Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  62. ^ "Samuel Deduno Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  63. ^ "Blake Beavan Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  64. ^ "Matt Shoemaker Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  65. ^ "Barret Loux Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  66. ^ "David Martínez Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  67. ^ "Tyler Anderson Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  68. ^ "Nate Smith Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  69. ^ "Chase De Jong Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  70. ^ "Dakota Hudson Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  71. ^ "Logan Allen Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 15, 2018.
  72. ^ "Darren McCaughan Minor League Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 18, 2019.
  73. ^ "2020 Minor League Baseball Season Shelved". Minor League Baseball. June 30, 2020. Retrieved July 1, 2020.