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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

California dream? These stars pace MVP races

The Angels’ Mike Trout and Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger remain comfortably atop the latest polls for the American League and National League Most Valuable Player Awards as the season nears its halfway point.

Trout and Bellinger each received 30 of 34 first-place votes in their respective leagues when MLB.com reporters were asked to rank their top three choices, with players receiving five points for a first-place vote, three for second and one for third.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 18, 2019 at 09:04 AM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: awards and honors

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

A’s Stephen Piscotty, Giants’ Buster Posey nominated for Hutch Award

When you think of a fiery competitor, who comes to mind? Well, there’s a Major League Baseball honor dedicated to just that: The Hutch Award.

The Hutch Award, named after the late Fred “Hutch” Hutchinson. is given annually to an active MLB player who “best exemplifies the fighting spirit and competitive desire.” Much like Hutch himself, who died from cancer in 1964.

Two Bay Area ballplayers have been nominated for the award: A’s Stephen Piscotty and Giants’ Buster Posey

There isn’t a rule in the books that says we can’t discuss awards this early in the season!

 

QLE Posted: April 10, 2019 at 07:56 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: awards and honors, buster posey, hutch award, stephen piscotty

Friday, April 05, 2019

Ichiro Suzuki turns down Japan’s prestigious People’s Honor Award

International baseball star Ichiro Suzuki turned down the prestigious People’s Honor Award, Japan’s top government spokesman said Friday.

Suzuki, who retired from professional baseball last month, instructed his agent to notify the government of his intention to decline the award, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a press briefing in Tokyo.

The 45-year-old former major leaguer said he wishes to “devote himself so he can receive it when he draws the curtain on his life,” according to Suga.

“We will respect his thoughts and we will not go forward with (offering him the award) following his retirement,” the top government spokesman said. “He is a superstar who has given many people dreams and hopes, and I look forward to his future endeavors, together with the Japanese people.”

Is it safe to say that Ichiro turned this down because he wanted to?

 

QLE Posted: April 05, 2019 at 03:15 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: awards and honors, declined, ichiro suzuki

 

 

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