ABCA Honor Award

The American Baseball Coaches Association's Honor Award is presented annually to individuals involved in baseball who have distinguished themselves and are recognized for achievements in their profession. It is presented during the Honors Luncheon on the third day of the convention. Nominations may be submitted to the ABCA National Office.

 

RECENT HONOR AWARD RECIPIENTS

2017:
Jim Abbott, Former MLB Pitcher (full story)

2016:
David Price, Boston Red Sox (full story)
John Smoltz, MLB Hall of Fame Inductee (full story

2015:
Rob Manfred, MLB Commissioner-elect (full story)
Ned Yost, Kansas City Royals Manager (full story

2014:
Tony La Russa, MLB Hall of Fame Inductee

2013:
Rawlings Sporting Goods

2012:
Mike Scioscia, Manager of the L.A. Angels of Anaheim
Dave Winfield, MLB Hall of Fame Inductee 

2011:
Jim Tracy, Manager of the Colorado Rockies

2010:
Drayton McLane, Owner & Chairman of the Houston Astros
Jim Sundberg, Senior Executive V.P. of the Texas Rangers
Nolan Ryan, President of the Texas Rangers / MLB Hall of Fame Inductee

2009:
Brad Brian, Attorney / Former All-Pac-8 Catcher
Donald Pries, Major League Baseball
Kevin Towers, General Manager of the San Diego Padres

2008:
Dale Petroskey, President of the National Baseball Hall of Fame

2007:
Terry Francona, Manager of the Boston Red Sox
Joe Garagiola Jr., General Manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks
George Toma, Hall of Fame Groundskeeper for MLB and NFL 

2006:
Roland Hemond, Executive for the Chicago White Sox
Terry Ryan, General Manager of the Minnesota Twins

2005: 
Cal Ripken Jr., MLB Hall of Fame Inductee
Bruce Brown, Director of Proactive Coaching

2004:
Ben Davis, Former Major League Baseball Player 
Michael Josephson, Professional Speaker and Lecturer of Ethics

2003:
Tony Gwynn, MLB Hall Of Fame Inductee
Bob Murphy, Hall of Fame Sportscaster for the New York Mets

2002:
Pat Williams, Senior Vice President of the Orlando Magic 
Roy Krasik, Senior Director of MLB Operations

2001:
Sandy Alderson, CEO of the San Diego Padres
Dean & Kristi Jernigan, Owners of the Memphis Redbirds
J. Con Maloney Jr., Owner of the Jackson Mets
Frank Osborne, Osborn Innovative Products Inc.

2000:
Dennis Hastert, 59th Speaker of the House of Representatives
Ed Lynch, Former MLB Pitcher and General Manager of the Chicago Cubs

 

The Honor Award has been presented annually at the ABCA Convention since 1973.