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Dick Howser Trophy

Dick Howser Trophy
A bust of the Dick Howser Trophy in a blue diamond, with the words "DICK HOWSER TROPHY" below in white letters on a blue background.
Logo for the Dick Howser Trophy
Awarded forCollege baseball's best player
CountryUnited States
Presented byNational Collegiate Baseball Writers Association
History
First award1987
Most recentPaul Skenes, LSU
WebsiteDick Howser Trophy

The Dick Howser Trophy is bestowed annually to the national college baseball player of the year.[1] The award is named after former collegiate and Major League Baseball (MLB) player and manager Dick Howser, who died of brain cancer in 1987 at the age of 51.[1] In that same year, the award was established by friends of Howser[2] and presented to Mike Fiore, the inaugural winner.[3][2] It is considered to be the Heisman Trophy of college baseball.[4][5][6]

Six winners of the Dick Howser Trophy are members of the National College Baseball Hall of Fame.[7] Five winners—Kris Benson, David Price, Stephen Strasburg, Adley Rutschman, and Paul Skenes—went on to become the first overall MLB draft pick.[8] Jason Jennings, Buster Posey, and Kris Bryant went on to win the Rookie of the Year Award several years after winning the Dick Howser Trophy.[9] Jered Weaver is the only award winner to pitch a no-hitter,[10] while Mark Teixeira holds the record for most games with home runs from both sides of the plate.[11] Furthermore, seventeen players won the Golden Spikes Award alongside the Dick Howser Trophy.[12] Brooks Kieschnick is the only player to win the trophy more than once.[13]

The winners from 1987 to 1998 were selected by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA).[14] The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) became the voting body in 1999, and now presents the award together with the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce in Florida.[4] The most recent recipient of the award is Paul Skenes of LSU.

Winners

Robin Ventura, wearing a blue pinstripe jersey with the words METS partially cut off, converses with a fellow player
Robin Ventura, who won the Dick Howser Trophy in 1988, is one of six award winners in the National College Baseball Hall of Fame.
Todd Helton, wearing a black baseball batting helmet and black baseball uniform with the words COLORADO across, holds his bat during an at bat
Todd Helton, the 1995 winner, is the only award winner to be elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Mark Teixeira, wearing a dark blue baseball batting helmet and grey baseball uniform with the words NEW YORK across, takes off his batting gloves
Mark Teixeira, the 2000 winner, holds the record for most games with switch-hit home runs.
Jered Weaver, wearing a red baseball cap and grey baseball uniform with the words ANGELS across and an "A" patch on the right sleeve, delivers a pitch
Jered Weaver, the 2004 recipient, is the only award winner to pitch a no-hitter.
Andrew Benintendi received the award in 2015.
Key
Year Links to the article about the corresponding baseball year
Player (X) Name of the player and number of times they had won the award at that point
Position The player's position at the time he won the award
School The player's college when he won the award
Italics Denotes player was the first overall MLB draft pick in the same year
^ Player won the Rookie of the Year Award[a]
§ Denotes player also won the Golden Spikes Award in the same year
* Member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame
Member of the National College Baseball Hall of Fame
Player is active
Winners
Year Player Position School Ref
1987 Mike Fiore OF Miami (FL) [15]
1988 Robin Ventura§ 3B Oklahoma State [16]
1989 Scott Bryant OF Texas [17]
1990 Alex Fernández§ P Miami-Dade Community College [18]
1991 Frank Rodriguez P Howard College [16]
1992 Brooks Kieschnick Utility Texas [19]
1993 Brooks Kieschnick (2) Utility Texas [16]
1994 Jason Varitek§ C Georgia Tech [20]
1995 Todd Helton* 1B Tennessee [21]
1996 Kris Benson P Clemson [16]
1997 J. D. Drew§ OF Florida State [22]
1998 Eddy Furniss 1B Louisiana State [23]
1999 Jason Jennings§^ P Baylor [24]
2000 Mark Teixeira 3B Georgia Tech [25]
2001 Mark Prior§ P Southern California [26]
2002 Khalil Greene§ SS Clemson [27]
2003 Rickie Weeks§ 2B Southern [28]
2004 Jered Weaver§ P Long Beach State [29]
2005 Alex Gordon§ 3B Nebraska [16]
2006 Brad Lincoln P Houston [5]
2007 David Price§ P Vanderbilt [30]
2008 Buster Posey§^ C Florida State [16]
2009 Stephen Strasburg§ P San Diego State [31]
2010 Anthony Rendon 3B Rice [6]
2011 Taylor Jungmann P Texas [32]
2012 Mike Zunino§ C Florida [33]
2013 Kris Bryant§^ 3B San Diego [34]
2014 A. J. Reed§ Utility Kentucky [35]
2015 Andrew Benintendi§ OF Arkansas [36]
2016 Seth Beer OF Clemson [37]
2017 Brendan McKay§ P/1B Louisville [38]
2018 Brady Singer P Florida [39]
2019 Adley Rutschman§ C Oregon State [40]
2020 Not awarded[b]
2021 Kevin Kopps P Arkansas [41]
2022 Ivan Melendez§ 1B Texas [42]
2023 Paul Skenes P Louisiana State [43]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Won either in the same year or several years later.
  2. ^ Due to the COVID-19 pandemic

References

General

  • "Dick Howser Trophy Winners". San Francisco Chronicle. SFGate.com. Associated Press. June 15, 2012. Retrieved August 18, 2012.
  • "Dick Howser Trophy". Baseball-Almanac.com. Baseball Almanac. Retrieved August 18, 2012.

Specific

  1. ^ a b English, Antonya (June 16, 2012). "Florida Gators catcher Mike Zunino wins Dick Howser Trophy for college baseball player of the year". Tampa Bay Times. Archived from the original on February 4, 2013. Retrieved August 18, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Baseball's Adams Named A Dick Howser Trophy Semifinalist" (Press release). Creighton University. May 21, 2011. Retrieved October 25, 2012.
  3. ^ 2009 Dick Howser Trophy. National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA). Retrieved August 31, 2009.
  4. ^ a b "Dick Howser Trophy". Baseball-Almanac.com. Baseball Almanac. Retrieved August 18, 2012.
  5. ^ a b "Houston pitcher Lincoln wins Howser Trophy". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Associated Press. June 17, 2006. Retrieved August 16, 2012.
  6. ^ a b Martin, Jeffrey (July 2, 2010). "Rice's Rendon claims prestigious Dick Howser Trophy". The Houston Chronicle. Retrieved August 16, 2012.
  7. ^ "College Baseball Hall of Fame – Hall of Famers". CollegeBaseballHall.com. College Baseball Hall of Fame. Retrieved August 15, 2012.
  8. ^ "1st Picks Overall in the MLB June Amateur Draft". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 12, 2012.
  9. ^ "Rookie of the Year Awards & Rolaids Relief Award Winners". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 12, 2012.
  10. ^ "MLB No-Hitters". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved September 19, 2012.
  11. ^ Noble, Marty (June 25, 2012). "Switch-hit homers: Channeling The Mick". MLB.com. MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved October 1, 2012.
  12. ^ "Golden Spikes Award by USA Baseball". Baseball-Almanac.com. Baseball Almanac. Retrieved August 12, 2012.
  13. ^ Mann, Jonathan (March 27, 2009). "Baseball set to retire Brooks Kieschnick's No. 23 on Saturday". TexasSports.com. Texas Longhorns. Archived from the original on March 31, 2009. Retrieved September 20, 2012.
  14. ^ "This is the ABCA" (Press release). American Baseball Coaches Association. July 17, 2012. Archived from the original on April 2, 2010. Retrieved October 1, 2012.
  15. ^ Salguero, Armando (March 4, 1988). "Howser Award gives U-M's Fiore some long-overdue recognition". The Miami News. p. 4B. Retrieved October 1, 2012.[permanent dead link]
  16. ^ a b c d e f "Florida State's Posey named player of the year". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. June 14, 2008. Retrieved August 15, 2012.
  17. ^ "Sports People: Baseball; Longhorn Is Honored". The New York Times. June 2, 1989. Retrieved August 22, 2010.
  18. ^ "Alex Fernandez Wins College Award". Miami Herald. March 1, 1991. p. 6D. Retrieved October 1, 2012. (subscription required)
  19. ^ "Kieschnick awarded Howser Trophy". St. Petersburg Times. March 27, 1993. p. 9.C. Retrieved August 15, 2012. (subscription required)
  20. ^ "Varitek receives Howser award". McCook Daily Gazette. Associated Press. June 8, 1994. p. 12. Retrieved October 1, 2012.
  21. ^ "Helton wins Howser Trophy Series: College Baseball". St. Petersburg Times. June 7, 1995. p. 3.C. Retrieved October 1, 2012. (subscription required)
  22. ^ "Howser Winner". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. June 3, 1997. Retrieved August 15, 2012. (subscription required)
  23. ^ "Coaches pick Louisiana State first baseman as best player". Associated Press. June 2, 1998. Retrieved August 15, 2012. (subscription required)
  24. ^ "Baylor's Jennings is top national player". Austin American-Statesman. June 13, 1999. p. C8. Retrieved August 15, 2012. (subscription required)
  25. ^ "Georgia Tech's Teixeira receives Dick Howser Trophy". Associated Press. June 10, 2000. Retrieved August 15, 2012. (subscription required)
  26. ^ "Prior claims Howser Trophy". Wilmington Morning Star. Associated Press. June 9, 2001. p. 4C. Retrieved October 1, 2012.
  27. ^ "Greene named winner of Dick Howser Trophy". Lodi News-Sentinel. Associated Press. June 15, 2002. p. 16. Retrieved October 1, 2012.
  28. ^ "Howser Award goes to Southern's Weeks". USA Today. June 13, 2003. Retrieved August 15, 2012.
  29. ^ "College baseball". Associated Press. June 19, 2004. p. C2. Retrieved October 1, 2012.
  30. ^ "Former Vanderbilt star Price named nation's top amateur player". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Associated Press. June 30, 2007. Retrieved August 5, 2012. Price also won the Dick Howser Trophy for athletic and scholastic achievements.
  31. ^ "Strasburg named 2009 Howser winner". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Associated Press. July 2, 2009. Retrieved August 16, 2012.
  32. ^ Falkoff, Robert (June 21, 2011). "Jungmann humbled as Howser winner". MLB.com. MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved August 16, 2012.
  33. ^ "Mike Zunino wins Howser Trophy". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Associated Press. June 15, 2012. Retrieved August 16, 2012.
  34. ^ Kruth, Cash (June 15, 2013). "No. 2 pick Bryant awarded Dick Howser Trophy". MLB.com. MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved June 16, 2013.
  35. ^ Kruth, Cash (June 14, 2014). "Astros draftee Reed wins Howser Trophy". MLB.com. MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved June 16, 2014.
  36. ^ Kruth, Cash (June 12, 2015). "Red Sox pick Benintendi wins Howser Trophy". MLB.com. MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved June 18, 2021.
  37. ^ "Clemson's Beer wins Howser Trophy as national player of year". USA Today. Associated Press. June 17, 2016. Retrieved June 18, 2021.
  38. ^ Trezza, Joe (June 16, 2017). "McKay, Rays' Draft pick, wins Howser Trophy". MLB.com. MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved June 18, 2021.
  39. ^ Thornburg, Chad (June 15, 2018). "KC's No. 1 pick Singer wins Howser Trophy". MLB.com. MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved June 18, 2021.
  40. ^ Nick Daschel (June 14, 2019). "Oregon State's Adley Rutschman claims the 2019 Golden Spikes Award, nation's top individual honor for amateur baseball". The Oregonian. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
  41. ^ Jones, Matt (June 18, 2021). "Kevin Kopps wins Dick Howser Trophy as national player of the year". Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Retrieved June 18, 2021.
  42. ^ "Texas' Ivan Melendez captures 35th Dick Howser Trophy presented by The Game Headwear". MLB.com. MLB Advanced Media. June 17, 2022. Retrieved June 17, 2022.
  43. ^ "LSU's Skenes wins 2023 Dick Howser Trophy". sportswriters.net. NCBWA. June 16, 2023. Retrieved June 20, 2023.

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