Batter of the Month Award

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Batter of the Month Award

Established in 1995
Presented by The Bull Baseball League to the top batter each month in each league

First awarded 1995


The Batter of the Month Award is a Bull League award named by each league every month of the regular season. Both the Metropolitan League (ML) and the Lake League (LL) have given out the award since 1995 to the batter with the best performance over the course of that month.

Pitchers qualified prior to the designated hitter rule being put into effect, but no pitcher had ever won it.

Awards by month, 1995 to date

Players with multiple occurrences are noted with the number in the parentheses. Player named in bold are members of the Hall of Fame.

Narushi Ohata has the highest number of Batter of the Month Awards, with 9.

Year Month Metropolitan League Lake League
Player Team Player Team
1995 to 1999
1995 June Steve Brett Chicago Pit Bulls George Slammer Ohio Oxen
July East Bank Nevada Speeders Mike Stetser Kingston Battlements
1996 June Always Rosy San Diego Seagulls Mark Fernandes New York Minutemen
July Always Rosy (2) San Diego Seagulls Mike Lapi Kingston Battlements
1997 June Bill Schaffer Chicago Pit Bulls Chris Felix Chicoutimi Cinquantes
July Always Rosy (3) San Diego Seagulls Pat Snelgrove Ohio Oxen
1998 June Always Rosy (4) San Diego Seagulls Bud Letterlite Ohio Oxen
July D.P. Justice Seattle Salts Bud Letterlite (2) Ohio Oxen
1999 June Bill Schaffer (2) Chicago Pit Bulls Mike Lapi (2) Toronto Ducks
July Carl Simms Nevada Speeders Jim Sure New York Minutemen
August Bill Schaffer (3) Chicago Pit Bulls Steve Brett Ohio Oxen
2000 to 2009
2000 June George Slammer California Tidals Steve Brett (2) Hamilton Industrials
July Always Rosy (5) San Diego Seagulls Mike Lapi (3) Chicoutimi Cinquantes
2001 June Ryan Beach Nevada Speeders Bill Carr Ohio Oxen
July Carl Simms (2) Nevada Speeders Mark Fernandes (2) New York Minutemen
2002 June Carl Simms (3) Nevada Speeders Mike Lapi (4) Hamilton Industrials
July Cam Bowers Calgary Chinooks John Oldford new York Minutemen
2003 June Carl Simms (4) Nevada Speeders Matt Thompson Ohio Oxen
July Chuck Provost Richmond Ravens Mike Lapi (5) Chicoutimi Cinquantes
2004 June Hyun-chul Goo California Tidals Errol Colfield Chicoutimi Cinquantes
July Kenny Reagan Denver Highlanders Narushi Ohata Toronto Ducks
August Carl Simms (5) Nevada Speeders Mike Lapi (6) Chicoutimi Cinquantes
2005 June Carl Simms (6) Nevada Speeders Dan Lerwick Hamilton Industrials
July Andrew White Nevada Speeders Narushi Ohata (2) Toronto Ducks
August Jimmy Hankel Richmond Ravens Errol Colfield (2) Chicoutimi Cinquantes
2006 June William Glanz Denver Highlanders Eric Tessier Toronto Ducks
July Jesse Nelson Calgary Chinooks Narushi Ohata (3) Ohio Oxen
2007 June Carl Simms (7) San Diego Seagulls Danny Mendez Montreal Metros
July Bill Ross Nevada Speeders Joe Street Montreal Metros
2008 June Zenjiro Suga Nevada Speeders Narushi Ohata (4) Ohio Oxen
July Zenjiro Suga (2) Nevada Speeders Eric Tessier (2) Toronto Ducks
2009 June Bill Ross (2) Nevada Speeders Narushi Ohata (5) Ohio Oxen
July Takeo Otomo Nevada Speeders Narushi Ohata (6) Ohio Oxen
2010 to 2019
2010 June Takeo Otomo (2) Nevada Speeders Andrew White (2) Chicoutimi Cinquantes
July Zenjiro Suga (3) Nevada Speeders Narushi Ohata (7) Ohio Oxen
August David Chinchilla California Tidals Narushi Ohata (8) Ohio Oxen
2011 June Hoshi Mizuguchi Chicago Pit Bulls Garth Goyle Montreal Metros
July Carlos Mendoza Calgary Inferno Francisco Erazo Boston Brawlers
August Zenjiro Suga (4) Nevada Speeders Francisco Erazo (2) Boston Brawlers
2012 June Willard Sanders San Diego Seagulls Narushi Ohata (9) Ohio Oxen
July David Chinchilla (2) California Tidals Francisco Erazo (3) Boston Brawlers
August Alan Isimo Jacksonville Ravens Bill Ross (3) Chicago Pit Bulls
2013 June Javier Chavarria Denver Highlanders Angel Payan Boston Brawlers
July Alan Isimo (2) Jacksonville Ravens Francisco Erazo (4) Boston Brawlers
August Javier Chavarria (2) Denver Highlanders Bill Ross (4) Chicago Pit Bulls
2014 June Dao-zi Ling Calgary Inferno Francisco Erazo (5) Boston Brawlers
July Alan Isimo (3) Jacksonville Ravens Bill Ross (5) Chicago Pit Bulls
2015 June Javier Chavarria (3) Denver Highlanders Takeo Otomo (3) Montreal Metros
July Alex Viramontes San Diego Seagulls Bill Ross (6) Chicago Pit Bulls
2016 June Glen Reese Denver Highlanders Peyton May Montreal Metros
July Glen Reese (2) Denver Highlanders Francisco Erazo (6) Kingston Cannons
August Alex Viramontes (2) San Diego Seagulls Garth Goyle Hamilton Crusaders
2017 May Cody Martin Calgary Inferno Hoshi Mizuguchi (2) Montreal Metros
June Danny Sanchez Norfolk Sharks Zenjiro Suga (5) Rimouski Fighting Moose
July Israel Medina Calgary Inferno Joe Street (2) Rimouski Fighting Moose
August Javier Chavarria (4) Denver Danger Victor Jimenez New York Dragons
2018 May Earl MacPherson Norfolk Sharks Guido Groeneveld Boston Brawlers
June Chitoji Yamada Nevada Speeders Gabel Reyes Minneapolis Ravens
July Tak-keung Yang Arizona Cowboys Les Groves Louisville Sluggers
2019 April Hiroki Omiya California Tidals Jose Ramirez Montreal Metros
May Joe Kueppers Arizona Cowboys Lan-quing Siew Minneapolis Ravens
June Tak-keung Yang (2) Arizona Cowboys Les Groves (2) Milwaukee Hops
July Chitoji Yamada Nevada Speeders Lan-quing Siew (2) Minneapolis Ravens
August Julio Rangel St. Petersburg Admirals Jason Nelson Milwaukee Hops
September Joe Kueppers (2) Arizona Cowboys Jose Ramirez (2) Montreal Metros
2020 to date
2020 April Tak-keung Yang (3) Arizona Cowboys Angel Payan (2) Boston Brawlers
May Jim "Mister" Lahey Nevada Speeders Mike Strang Chicago Pit Bulls
June Bill Covey Seattle Salts Evandro Cerigo Minneapolis Ravens
July Jorge Garzes Seattle Salts Payton Bint Detroit Motorheads
August Earl MacPherson (2) Norfolk Sharks Chris Zahn Minneapolis Ravens
September Tak-keung Yang (4) Arizona Cowboys Jon Guillot Chicago Pit Bulls

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