Lefty Gomez Award

Lefty Gomez Award

The ABCA/Wilson Lefty Gomez Award is one of the most prestigious awards in all of amateur baseball. Named after the great Lefty Gomez, this award is presented by the American Baseball Coaches Association and Wilson Sporting Goods each year to an individual who has distinguished himself amongst his peers and has contributed significantly to the game of baseball locally, nationally and internationally. The ABCA/Wilson Lefty Gomez Award is presented each year at the ABCA/Diamond Hall of Fame/Coach of the Year Banquet at the ABCA Convention.

NOMINATIONS: Those wishing to nominate an individual for the ABCA/Wilson Lefty Gomez Award should contact committee chair Bob Whalen, of Dartmouth College, by May 1. The committee chair will indicate the necessary materials, including a complete biography and three letters of recommendation, which will be due by June 1. Complete nominations received after the deadline will be considered for the following year.

 

LEFTY GOMEZ AWARD RECIPIENTS

2017 - Duane Banks - University of Iowa
2016 - Dusty Rhodes - University of North Florida
2015 - Pat McMahon - New York Yankees / Colleges
2014 - Norm DeBriyn - University of Arkansas
2013 - Keith Madison - University of Kentucky
2012 - Mark Johnson - Texas A&M/Sam Houston State
2011 - Andy Baylock - University of Connecticut
2010 - Charlie Greene - Miami Dade
2009 - Ed Cheff - Lewis-Clark State College
2008 - Wally Kincaid - Cerritos College
2007 - Dennis Poppe - NCAA
2006 - Hank Burbridge - Spring Arbor University
2005 - John Cunningham - University of San Diego
2004 - John Herbold - Cal State-Los Angeles
2003 - Dr. Carroll Land - Point Loma Nazarene University
2002 - Dave Keilitz - ABCA / Central Michigan University
2001 - Bill Arce - Claremont Mudd College
2000 - Bob Bennett - Fresno State
1999 - Jerry Kindall - Arizona
1998 - Elmer Kosub - St. Mary's (TX)
1997 - Gene McArtor - Missouri
1996 - Mark Marquess - Stanford
1995 - Harold Primrose - Washington HS & Coe College
1994 - Sam Suplizio - Colorado
1993 - Archie Allen - Springfield (MA)
1992 - Lou Pavlovich, Sr. - Collegiate Baseball
1991 - Gordon Gillespie - St. Francis (IL)
1990 - Glen Tuckett - Brigham Young
1989 - Ron Fraser - Miami
1988 - Ron Polk - Mississippi State
1987 - John Scolinos - Cal Poly-Pomona
1986 - John Winkin - Maine
1985 - Peter Ueberroth - MLB Commissioner
1984 - Robert Smith - USBF / IBA
1983 - Chuck Brayton - Washington State
1982 - Tom Chandler - Texas A&M
1981 - Les Murakami - Hawaii
1980 - Rod Dedeaux - USC
1979 - Jack Stallings - Georgia Southern
1978 - Dick Siebert - Minnesota
1977 - Lou Spry - NCAA
1976 - Danny Litwhiler - Michigan State
1975 - Tom Petroff - Northern Colorado
1974 - Les Miller - ABCA
1973 - Jack Kaiser - St. Johns (NY)
1972 - Lee Eilbracht - ABCA
1971 - Rev. R.C. Williams - Creighton
1970 - L.C. Timm - Iowa State
1969 - John Diesing - College World Series
1968 - Dutch Fehring - Stanford
1967 - Eppy Barnes - Colgate
1966 - J. Kyle Anderson - University of Chicago
1965 - John Kobs - Michigan State
1964 - Pop McKale - Arizona
1963 - Robert L. Culp - Western Michigan
1962 - Abe Chanin - Collegiate Baseball