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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) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: awards and honors, buster posey, hutch award, stephen piscotty

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   1. Mike Webber Posted: April 10, 2019 at 01:49 PM (#5830456)
Fred Hutchinson
Hutch: Baseball's Fred Hutchinson and a Legacy of Courage

The best baseball graphic novel, imo.

This is a graphic biography of Fred Hutchinson, one of baseball's most beloved men. Hutch enjoyed a successful big league career, first as an All-Star pitcher for the Tigers and later as a pennant-winning manager with the Reds. And he is remembered for his final major league summer and a season he didn't finish. In the winter of 1963, after three straight winning seasons as manager of the Reds, Hutchinson was diagnosed with cancer. The former Navy man chose to stay on as manager for as long as he could. Steadily worsening, he guided the club through spring training and the first four months of the regular season. He was hospitalized in late July but after little more than a week he returned for another nine games as the 1964 pennant chase heated up. After relinquishing his post in mid-August, he returned to spend the final day of the season with his team, whose postseason hopes had come down to the final weekend. He died just over a month later. Major League Baseball has given the Hutch Award every year since 1965, honoring the player who exhibits the courage, dedication and competitiveness of Fred Hutchinson.

   2. SoSH U at work Posted: April 10, 2019 at 01:54 PM (#5830458)
In case you were worried the notorious Bay Area bias was once again rearing its ugly head with the Hutch award, fear not. There are other nominees.

Kole Calhoun
Matt Carpenter
Dee Gordon
Brock Holt
Ian Kennedy
Stephen Piscotty
Jameson Taillon
Edinson Volquez

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