Category Archives: Awards

Twins skipper Paul Molitor wins Manager of the Year award

Paul Molitor, 61 year-old Minnesota native won the American League Manager of the Year award after his Minnesota Twins became the first team to make the playoffs following a 100-loss season. Molitor won the honor November 14 in voting by members … Continue reading

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Byron Buxton first Twins player to ever win Platinum Glove award

Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton was honored as the American League’s top defender on October 10, receiving the Rawlings Platinum Glove Award at the Gold Glove ceremony in New York. Buxton is the first Twins player to win a Platinum Glove, … Continue reading

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Byron Buxton and Brian Dozier win Gold Gloves

Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton and second baseman Brian Dozier have been named recipients of the 2017 American League Rawlings Gold Glove Award at their respective defensive positions. This marks the first time that either player has earned the award. The only other Twins … Continue reading

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Zack Granite has been named the International League Player of the Month for June

  The International League office announced on Saturday that Rochester Red Wings (AAA) outfielder Zach Granite has been named the International League Player of the Month for June. Granite led the league with a .470 batting average, 55 hits, 16 extra-base … Continue reading

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Eduardo Nunez an All-Star – he earned it

We finally had our power restored late yesterday after being without electricity for 47 hours due to the late Tuesday afternoon storm, we take so much for granted here in the USA. Thanks Xcel for your efforts, those 60-80 MPH … Continue reading

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Remembering 1965 – Part 34 – Game 7 recap and Sam Mele

A couple of days ago the Sporting News named Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor as their AL Manager of the Year in a vote from a panel of 27 MLB managers. The Sporting News award is not the “official” vote … Continue reading

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Max Kepler is Southern League MVP

All of the Twins top prospects are not wearing a Twins uniform just yet, there are still more on the way. The Southern League announced yesterday that Chattanooga 1B/OF Max Kepler was the league MVP. “Max made a tremendous adjustment to … Continue reading

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E-Twins Dereck Rodriguez named APPY League Pitcher of the Year

Dereck Rodriguez, 23, was named the Appalachian League’s Pitcher of the Year after going 5-2 with a 2.65 ERA in 10 starts for Elizabethton. Rodriguez was selected by the Minnesota Twins as an outfielder in the sixth round (208 overall) … Continue reading

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Twins announce their annual Diamond Award winners

The Minnesota Twins announced their Diamond Award winners yesterday and they are: MVP – Joe Mauer Pitcher of the Year – Glen Perkins Most Outstanding Rookie – Caleb Thielbar Most Improved Twin – Brian Dozier Media Good Guy – Brain Dozier … Continue reading

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2013 MLB award winners according to Twins Trivia

At the conclusion of every season the members of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance (BBA) are asked to submit their ballots for the top awards across baseball. Each of these awards is named in honor of a player that epitomized a similar role … Continue reading

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