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.

Dan_Quisenberry_S_0b004.jpgDan Quisenberry Special Achievement Award –  recognizing an outstanding member of the community

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



White,Frank_defense5.jpgFrank White Defensive Player of the Year
- recognizing the organization’s top defensive player

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!

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