Blue Rose Award
The Blue Rose Award is a special team award that is only awarded when a team leads the league in both team batting average (BA) and earned runs average (ERA). As a result, it is only rarely awarded. It is awarded in both the Metropolitan League (ML, formerly the American Eagle League or AEL) and the Lake League (LL).
The award is named for the blue rose, which is only rarely found in nature. It was first instituted in 1991, as a way of recognizing exceptional teams that excel in both hitting (based on highest batting average) and pitching (based on lowest earned runs average).
As a result of a award criteria, the Blue Rose Award has only been awarded a total of 13 times, eight times to LL teams, and five times to AEL teams.
The first team to win a Blue Rose Award was the Ohio Oxen in 1991. Their team BA of .222 and team ERA of 1.76 led the LL. One team, Calgary Inferno (formerly Calgary Chinooks) has won the award three times, and currently are the team to have the most Blue Rose Awards. Calgary won in 2000, 2002 and 2010.
Blue Rose Awards by Year
|2025||Chicago Pit Bulls||LL||.306||4.55|
Blue Rose Awards by Team
|2000, 2002, 2010|
|2||Chicoutimi Cinquantes||2001, 2003|
|2||Montreal Metros||1995, 2016|
|2||Nevada Speeders||1992, 2022|
|1||Chicago Pit Bulls||2025|