Baseball Awards Dinner Returns
Another great event has been added to FanFest weekend…a baseball awards dinner. The January 16 event at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel will be the first awards dinner held by the Royals since 2001. Kansas City’s 2008 award winners, Pitcher of the Year Joakim Soria, Player of the Year Mike Aviles, and Special Achievement winner Zack Greinke will be honored. Ten additional honors, listed below, will be presented.
Matt Minker Award – recognizing an outstanding minor league affiliate employee
Art Stewart Scout of the Year – recognizing an outstanding scout
Dick Howser Player Development Person of the Year – recognizing an outstanding member of player development
Mike Sweeney Award – recognizing a player who best represents the organization on and off the field
Willie Wilson Base Runner of the Year – recognizing the organization’s top base runner
Paul Splittorff Pitcher of the Year – recognizing the organization’s top pitcher
George Brett Hitter of the Year – recognizing the organization’s top hitter
Ewing Kauffman Mr. Baseball Award – recognizing an overall contribution to baseball in the Kansas City area
Frank White, Willie Wilson, and Mike Sweeney will all be on hand to present awards. Ticket information for the awards dinner will be announced at a later date, as will the award winners. Check back for more details!