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Warren Spahn Award
Warren Spahn Award
Warren Spahn in his pitching delivery.
Warren Spahn in 1953
SportBaseball
LeagueMajor League Baseball
Given forBest left-handed pitcher
Presented byOklahoma Sports Museum
History
First award1999
Most recentPatrick Corbin (Washington Nationals)
Websitehttp://okcspahnawards.com

The Warren Spahn Award is presented each season by the Oklahoma Sports Museum to the best left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB). The award is named after Warren Spahn, who holds the MLB record in wins for a left-handed pitcher with 363.[1] The Warren Spahn Award was created in 1999 by Richard Hendricks, the founder of the Oklahoma Sports Museum, to honor Spahn, who resided in Oklahoma.[2] The award was presented at the Masonic Temple in Guthrie, Oklahoma until 2009, when the Bricktown Rotary Club became a sponsor of the award.[2] Since 2009, the award is presented at the annual Warren Spahn Award Gala, hosted by the Bricktown Rotary Club of Oklahoma City at the Jim Thorpe Museum every January.[1]

The award has been won by twelve different pitchers. The winner is chosen based on rankings, which are based on wins, strikeouts and earned run average.[1][2] The most recent recipient is Patrick Corbin of the Washington Nationals. Randy Johnson received the first four awards from 1999 through 2002. He attended the awards ceremony due to his respect for Spahn, who called him personally to ask him to attend.[2]CC Sabathia (2007-2009), Johan Santana (2004, 2006) and Clayton Kershaw (2011, 2013, 2014, 2017) are also multiple Warren Spahn Award winners. Johnson (1999-2002), Santana (2004, 2006), Sabathia (2007) and Kershaw (2011, 2013, 2014) also won the Cy Young Award, given annually to the best pitcher in each league, in years they won the Warren Spahn Award.[3] Santana (2004, 2006), Sabathia (2007), Kershaw (2011, 2013, 2014) and Keuchel (2015) won the Pitcher of the Year Award, given annually to the most outstanding pitcher in each league, in years they won the Warren Spahn Award.[4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

There has been one tie-break in the Warren Spahn Award's history, which occurred when Sabathia defeated the Houston Astros' Wandy Rodríguez to earn his third consecutive award in 2009.[11] The tie-break was decided based on winning percentage.[12]

Winners

Randy Johnson delivers a pitch for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Randy Johnson won the first four Warren Spahn Awards.
Johan Santana delivers a pitch for the Minnesota Twins.
Johan Santana won the Major League Baseball Triple Crown the year of his second Warren Spahn Award.[13]
Key
Year The MLB season the award was given
Player (X) Denotes winning player and number of times they had won the award at that point (if more than one)
W Wins
ERA Earned run average
K Strikeouts
double-dagger Indicates player won the Cy Young Award that season
Italics Indicates player led MLB in that category
Hall of Fame Member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Multiple Winners

Pitcher # of Awards Years
Randy Johnson Hall of Fame
4
1999 - 2002
Clayton Kershaw 2011, 2013 - 2014, 2017
CC Sabathia
3
2007 - 2009
Johan Santana
2
2004, 2006

See also

References

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  2. ^ a b c d Carlson, Jenni (January 26, 2010). "The changing face of the Warren Spahn Award". The Oklahoman. Retrieved 2011.
  3. ^ "Cy Young Award winners". Major League Baseball. Retrieved 2011.
  4. ^ "Pitcher of the Year winners". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 2011.
  5. ^ "Johan Santana Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com.
  6. ^ "CC Sabathia Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com.
  7. ^ "Clayton Kershaw Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com.
  8. ^ "Baseball Awards Pitcher of the Year". Baseball-Reference.com.
  9. ^ a b Lewis, Barry (November 16, 2015). "Bishop Kelley Graduate Wins Warren Spahn Award". tulsaworld.com. Retrieved 2015.
  10. ^ a b "Lester Wins Warren Spahn Award".
  11. ^ a b "New York Yankees' CC Sabathia wins Warren Spahn Award". ESPN.com. ESPN. December 8, 2009. Retrieved 2011.
  12. ^ "CC Sabathia Wins Battle for 2009 Warren Spahn Award: First tiebreaker in award history gives Sabathia his third consecutive win" (PDF) (Press release). The Warren Spahn Award. October 26, 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 13, 2012. Retrieved 2011.
  13. ^ Sheinin, Dave (November 17, 2006). "Santana Wins Second Cy Young Unanimously". The Washington Post. p. E.10. Retrieved 2011.(subscription required)
  14. ^ a b c d "Randy Johnson Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2011.
  15. ^ Gonzales, Mark (February 19, 2000). "Durable Johnson Carries Big Load". Arizona Republic. p. C1. Archived from the original on July 17, 2012. Retrieved 2011.(subscription required)
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  17. ^ Bloom, Barry M. (August 21, 2002). "More hardware for Big Unit". MLB.com. MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved 2011.
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  20. ^ Sheldon, Mark (October 22, 2004). "Santana honored with Spahn Award". MLB.com. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved 2011.
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  22. ^ Rowland, Toby (January 20, 2006). "Willis wins Warren Spahn Award". The Oklahoman. Retrieved 2011.
  23. ^ "Dontrelle Willis Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2011.
  24. ^ "Santana Claims Spahn Award: Twins' Ace Cited as Majors' Top Left-Hander". St. Paul Pioneer Press. January 19, 2007. p. D2. Retrieved 2011.(subscription required)
  25. ^ "Sabathia named Warren Spahn Award winner". The Edmond Sun. January 28, 2008. Retrieved 2011.
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  27. ^ "Sabathia wins Warren Spahn Award". The Tuscaloosa News. December 7, 2008. p. 3C. Retrieved 2011.
  28. ^ Aber, Ryan (October 6, 2010). "Tampa Bay Rays' David Price wins Warren Spahn Award". The Oklahoman. Retrieved 2011.
  29. ^ "David Price Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2011.
  30. ^ Aber, Ryan (October 20, 2011). "L.A. Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw named Warren Spahn Award winner". The Oklahoman. Retrieved 2011.
  31. ^ "Clayton Kershaw Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2011.
  32. ^ Kilgore, Adam (October 4, 2012). "Gio González wins Warren Spahn Award". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2012.
  33. ^ "Gio González Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2012.
  34. ^ "G2013 Warren Spahn Award Winner - Clayton Kershaw". Jim Thorpe Association. October 11, 2013. Archived from the original on October 12, 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  35. ^ "G2013 Warren Spahn Award Winner - Clayton Kershaw". Jim Thorpe Association. October 11, 2013. Archived from the original on October 12, 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  36. ^ "Kershaw Wins 4th Warren Spahn Award".
  37. ^ Blake Snell wins Warren Spahn Award. MLB.com Retrieved on November 19, 2018.
  38. ^ https://twitter.com/SpahnAward/status/1194287992631894018

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