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Lou Gehrig Memorial Award

Lou Gehrig Memorial Award
A smiling man in a dark cap and white pinstriped baseball uniform with an interlocked "N" and "Y" on the left breast.
Lou Gehrig, the namesake of the award
LocationCooperstown, New York
CountryUnited States
Presented byPhi Delta Theta
History
First award1955
Most recentStephen Piscotty, Oakland Athletics[1]
WebsiteLou Gehrig Memorial Award

The Lou Gehrig Memorial Award is given annually to a Major League Baseball (MLB) player who best exhibits the character and integrity of Lou Gehrig, both on the field and off it.[2] The award was created by the Phi Delta Theta fraternity in honor of Gehrig, who was a member of the fraternity at Columbia University. It was first presented in 1955, fourteen years after Gehrig's death. The award's purpose is to recognize a player's exemplary contributions in "both his community and philanthropy."[2] The bestowal of the award is overseen by the headquarters of the Phi Delta Theta in Oxford, Ohio,[3] and the name of each winner is inscribed onto the Lou Gehrig Award plaque in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. It is the only MLB award conferred by a fraternity.[2]

Twenty-four winners of the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award are members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.[4] The inaugural winner was Alvin Dark.[5] Curt Schilling (1995) and Shane Victorino (2008) received the award for working with the ALS Association and raising money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The disease took Gehrig's life and is eponymously known as "Lou Gehrig's disease".[6][7] Mike Timlin won the award in 2007 for his efforts in raising awareness and finding a cure for ALS, which took his mother's life in 2002.[8]

Winners of the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award have undertaken a variety of different causes. Many winners, including Rick Sutcliffe,[9] Barry Larkin,[10] Mark McGwire,[11] Todd Stottlemyre[12] and Derek Jeter,[13] worked with children in need. Jeter assisted children and teenagers in avoiding drug and alcohol addiction[13] through his Turn 2 Foundation,[14] while Sutcliffe visited disabled children in hospitals[9] and bestowed college scholarships to underprivileged juveniles through his foundation.[15] Other winners devoted their work to aiding individuals who had a specific illness, such as Albert Pujols, whose daughter suffers from Down syndrome, and who devoted the Pujols Family Foundation to helping those with the disorder,[16] and Ryan Zimmerman, who established the ziMS Foundation to raise money for multiple sclerosis, the disease which afflicts his mother.[17][18]

Winners

A smiling man in a dark cap with an orange interlocked "N" and "Y" in the centre.
Alvin Dark won the inaugural Lou Gehrig Memorial Award in 1955.
A man with short hair prepares to swing a baseball bat. He is wearing a black shirt with "Orioles" written in orange (obscured), and the bat is held over his right shoulder. He is wearing orange and black batting gloves on his hands.
Cal Ripken, Jr., the 1992 winner, surpassed Gehrig's record for consecutive games played three years later.[19]
A man in a grey baseball uniform with a navy helmet prepares to swing at a pitch.
Derek Jeter, the 2010 winner, broke Gehrig's record for most hits as a member of the New York Yankees the year before.[20]
A man in a dark green baseball jersey and cap with the Oakland Athletics A logo on the front tries to catch a baseball.
Stephen Piscotty is the most recent player to win the award.
Key
Year Links to the article about the corresponding baseball year
Player Name of the player
Team The player's team at the time he won the award
Position The player's position at the time he won the award
dagger Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame
double-dagger Player is active
Winners
Year Player Team Position Ref
1955 Alvin Dark New York Giants Shortstop [21]
1956 Pee Wee Reesedagger Brooklyn Dodgers Shortstop [22]
1957 Stan Musialdagger St. Louis Cardinals First baseman [23]
1958 Gil McDougald New York Yankees Second baseman [24]
1959 Gil Hodges Los Angeles Dodgers First baseman [25]
1960 Dick Groat Pittsburgh Pirates Shortstop [26]
1961 Warren Spahndagger Milwaukee Braves Pitcher [27]
1962 Robin Robertsdagger Baltimore Orioles Pitcher [28]
1963 Bobby Richardson New York Yankees Second baseman [29]
1964 Ken Boyer St. Louis Cardinals Third baseman [30]
1965 Vern Law Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher [31]
1966 Brooks Robinsondagger Baltimore Orioles Third baseman [32]
1967 Ernie Banksdagger Chicago Cubs First baseman [33]
1968 Al Kalinedagger Detroit Tigers Outfielder [34]
1969 Pete Rose Cincinnati Reds Outfielder [35]
1970 Hank Aarondagger Atlanta Braves Outfielder [36]
1971 Harmon Killebrewdagger Minnesota Twins Outfielder [37]
1972 Wes Parker Los Angeles Dodgers First baseman [38]
1973 Ron Santodagger Chicago Cubs Third baseman [39]
1974 Willie Stargelldagger Pittsburgh Pirates First baseman [40]
1975 Johnny Benchdagger Cincinnati Reds Catcher [41]
1976 Don Suttondagger Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher [42]
1977 Lou Brockdagger St. Louis Cardinals Outfielder [43]
1978 Don Kessinger Chicago White Sox Shortstop [44]
1979 Phil Niekrodagger Atlanta Braves Pitcher [45]
1980 Tony Pérezdagger Boston Red Sox First baseman [46]
1981 Tommy John New York Yankees Pitcher [47]
1982 Ron Cey Los Angeles Dodgers Third baseman [48]
1983 Mike Schmidtdagger Philadelphia Phillies Third baseman [49]
1984 Steve Garvey San Diego Padres First baseman [50]
1985 Dale Murphy Atlanta Braves Outfielder [51]
1986 George Brettdagger Kansas City Royals Third baseman [52]
1987 Rick Sutcliffe Chicago Cubs Pitcher [53]
1988 Buddy Bell Houston Astros Third baseman [54]
1989 Ozzie Smithdagger St. Louis Cardinals Shortstop [55]
1990 Glenn Davis Houston Astros First baseman [56]
1991 Kent Hrbek Minnesota Twins First baseman [57]
1992 Cal Ripken, Jr.dagger Baltimore Orioles Shortstop [58]
1993 Don Mattingly New York Yankees First baseman [59]
1994 Barry Larkindagger Cincinnati Reds Shortstop [60]
1995 Curt Schilling Philadelphia Phillies Pitcher [61]
1996 Brett Butler Los Angeles Dodgers Outfielder [62]
1997 Paul Molitordagger Minnesota Twins Designated hitter [63]
1998 Tony Gwynndagger San Diego Padres Outfielder [64]
1999 Mark McGwire St. Louis Cardinals First baseman [65]
2000 Todd Stottlemyre Arizona Diamondbacks Pitcher [66]
2001 John Franco New York Mets Pitcher [67]
2002 Danny Graves Cincinnati Reds Pitcher [68]
2003 Jamie Moyer Seattle Mariners Pitcher [69]
2004 Jim Thomedagger Philadelphia Phillies First baseman [70]
2005 John Smoltzdagger Atlanta Braves Pitcher [71]
2006 Trevor Hoffmandagger San Diego Padres Pitcher [72]
2007 Mike Timlin Boston Red Sox Pitcher [73]
2008 Shane Victorino Philadelphia Phillies Outfielder [74]
2009 Albert Pujolsdouble-dagger St. Louis Cardinals First baseman [75]
2010 Derek Jeterdagger New York Yankees Shortstop [76]
2011 Ryan Zimmermandouble-dagger Washington Nationals Third baseman [77]
2012 Barry Zito San Francisco Giants Pitcher [78]
2013 Josh Hamilton Los Angeles Angels Outfielder [79]
2014 Adrián Beltré Texas Rangers Third baseman [80]
2015 Curtis Grandersondouble-dagger New York Mets Outfielder [81]
2016 José Altuvedouble-dagger Houston Astros Second baseman [82]
2017 Joey Vottodouble-dagger Cincinnati Reds First baseman [83]
2018 Corey Kluberdouble-dagger Cleveland Indians Pitcher [84]
2019 Buster Poseydouble-dagger San Francisco Giants Catcher [85]
2020 Stephen Piscottydouble-dagger Oakland Athletics Outfielder [86]

See also

References

General

  • "MLB Lou Gehrig Award Winners". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2021.
  • "Lou Gehrig Memorial Award". Baseball-Almanac.com. Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 2012.

Specific

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  6. ^ "Schilling gets Gehrig Award". Reading Eagle. January 4, 1996. p. C5. Retrieved 2013.
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  9. ^ a b Verdi, Bob (December 27, 1987). "Cubs Sutcliffe an ace on and off the field". The Beaver County Times. p. C12. Retrieved 2012.
  10. ^ "Larkin will receive Lou Gehrig Award". The Cincinnati Post. January 25, 1995. p. 4B. Retrieved 2013. (subscription required)
  11. ^ "McGwire Wins Gehrig Memorial Award". Associated Press. March 17, 2000. Retrieved 2013. (subscription required)
  12. ^ "Pitcher Todd Stottlemyre wins the Lou Gehrig Memorial award". Star-News. Wilmington. September 19, 2001. p. 9. Retrieved 2013.
  13. ^ a b "Turn 2 Foundation Mission Statement". MLB.com. MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved 2012.
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