Thursday, November 06, 2014

Kershaw Wins Warren Spahn Award for 3rd Time

This might be the coolest looking award in all of Baseball.  Just look at it (photo on the right).  It's a big brass looking sculpture of the great Warren Spahn in the midst of delivering one of his nasty fastballs.  That image is glorious, and this trophy couldn't have gone to a more deserving lefty.

Announced this afternoon, Clayton Kershaw has been named the 2014 winner of the Warren Spahn Award.  It is given to the best left-handed pitcher in all of Baseball.  Via a press release:
“It is an honor to be the recipient of the 2014 Warren Spahn Award,” Kershaw said. “I’m humbled to be recognized by the Bricktown Rotary Club again this year – the prestige of this award isn’t lost on me. I am also grateful for the opportunity to play alongside so many awesome teammates who provide the support and confidence for me to do my job. Warren Spahn was a great pitcher with a legendary career. To be recognized in his honor is pretty special. Thank you for the privilege of representing this award for the 2014 baseball season.”
This is the second consecutive time he has been given this award, and the third time over the past four years.  Wow, Kershaw will now have three of these trophies on his shelf.
“It is obvious from his performance on the field that we are witnessing a special pitcher each and every time Clayton Kershaw takes the mound,” said Greg Spahn, son of the late Warren Spahn. “This was another outstanding year for Clayton. He is truly one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball and it’s this type of performance every season that explains why Clayton is a multiple winner of this award. The Spahn family will proudly present Clayton his third Warren Spahn Award.”
The reception for the awards gala will be in January at the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame & Jim Thorpe Museum.  Go here for more information.

Photo at the very top via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2014.

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