ABCA/Wilson 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. Learn more about Lefty Gomez's career achievements.

LEFTY GOMEZ AWARD RECIPIENTS

2021 - Jerry Weinstein - Sacramento City College (CA)/Colorado Rockies
2020 - Tom O'Connell - St. Francis High School (WI)
2019 - Jim Darby - Easton Sports
2018 - Irish O'Reilly - Lewis University
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 University/Sam Houston State University
2011 - Andy Baylock - University of Connecticut
2010 - Charlie Greene - Miami-Dade Community College South (FL)
2009 - Ed Cheff - Lewis-Clark State College (ID)
2008 - Wally Kincaid - Cerritos College
2007 - Dennis Poppe - NCAA
2006 - Hank Burbridge - Spring Arbor University (MI)
2005 - John Cunningham - University of San Diego (CA)
2004 - John Herbold - Cal State-Los Angeles
2003 - Dr. Carroll Land - Point Loma Nazarene University (CA)
2002 - Dave Keilitz - ABCA/Central Michigan University
2001 - Bill Arce - Claremont-Mudd College (CA)
2000 - Bob Bennett - Fresno State University (CA)
1999 - Jerry Kindall - University of Arizona
1998 - Elmer Kosub - St. Mary's University (TX)
1997 - Gene McArtor - University of Missouri
1996 - Mark Marquess - Stanford University (CA)
1995 - Harold Primrose - Washington H.S./Coe College (IA)
1994 - Sam Suplizio - NJCAA
1993 - Archie Allen - Springfield College (MA)
1992 - Lou Pavlovich, Sr. - Collegiate Baseball
1991 - Gordon Gillespie - College of St. Francis (IL)
1990 - Glen Tuckett - Brigham Young University (UT)
1989 - Ron Fraser - University of Miami (FL)
1988 - Ron Polk - Mississippi State University
1987 - John Scolinos - Cal Poly-Pomona
1986 - John Winkin - University of Maine
1985 - Peter Ueberroth - MLB Commissioner
1984 - Robert Smith - USBF/IBA
1983 - Chuck Brayton - Washington State University
1982 - Tom Chandler - Texas A&M University
1981 - Les Murakami - University of Hawaii
1980 - Rod Dedeaux - University of Southern California
1979 - Jack Stallings - Georgia Southern College
1978 - Dick Siebert - University of Minnesota
1977 - Lou Spry - NCAA
1976 - Danny Litwhiler - Michigan State University
1975 - Tom Petroff - University of Northern Colorado
1974 - Les Miller - ABCA
1973 - Jack Kaiser - St. John's University (NY)
1972 - Lee Eilbracht - ABCA
1971 - Rev. R.C. Williams - Creighton University (NE)
1970 - L.C. "Cap" Timm - Iowa State University
1969 - John Diesing - College World Series
1968 - Dutch Fehring - Stanford University (CA)
1967 - Eppy Barnes - Colgate University (NY)
1966 - J. Kyle Anderson - University of Chicago (IL)
1965 - John Kobs - Michigan State University
1964 - Fritz McKale - University of Arizona
1963 - Robert L. Culp - Western Michigan University
1962 - Abe Chanin - Collegiate Baseball

 

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.