Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
June 25, 2007
BASEBALL: Good Character

Three awards are given annually to Major League Baseball players for some combination of merit and good character on and off the field. The Roberto Clemente Award, handed out since 1971, is given the player combining good play and strong work in the community. The Hutch Award, in honor of Fred Hutchinson, has been given out since 1965; it is "given to an active player who best exemplifies the fighting spirit and competitive desire to win" and for displaying "honor, courage and dedication to baseball, both on and off the field." The Lou Gehrig Award, presented since 1955, "is presented annually to the Major League baseball player who both on and off the field best exemplifies the character of Lou Gehrig."

Although a number of players have won two of the three, six players have won all three. Without clicking the links above, can you name them? Answers below the fold.

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Jamie Moyer
Curt Schilling
Lou Brock
Willie Stargell
Al Kaline

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Pete Rose.

Oops.

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Comments

I guess I can see the Hutch award, given it's emphasis on "fighting spirit and desire to win", not to mention the fact that Hutchinson was Rose's manager. I'm not really sure how Pete got the other awards, since even when he was held in much higher esteem than he is now, he was never really noted for his philanthropy.

Posted by: Jerry at June 25, 2007 9:31 PM

I thought sure Dale Murphy would be on there.

Posted by: Drano at June 26, 2007 10:41 AM

I expected Cal Ripken

Posted by: Jerry at June 27, 2007 10:31 AM
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