List of Gold Crown Winners at pitcher

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The Gold Crown Award is given to the best offensive player at each batting order position, as determined in a league vote, in both the Metropolitan League (ML) and the Lake League (LL). From 1995 until 2001 this included pitchers, as the DH rule had not yet been introduced.

The usual statistical categories considered (though not by any means the only ones) are batting average, slugging percentage, on base percentage, home runs (HR) and runs batted in (RBI).

Marcus White has won the most Gold Crown Awards as a pitcher, with a total of four during his career (1995, 1996, 2000 and 2001). He won his first two with the Chicago Pit Bulls and the last two with the Nevada Speeders. He is also the only pitcher to have won the award in consecutive seasons, accomplishing that feat twice.

Tim Demino is the only pitcher to have won the Gold Crown Award in both the AEL and the LL. Jacques Papierclip is the only member of the Bull League Hall of Fame to have won the award.

Winners

Key to symbols and headers
Year Links to the corresponding season article
AVG Batting average
OBP On base percentage
SLG Slugging percentage
HR Home runs
RBI Runs batted in
* or ** Winner of the most Gold Crowns at this position (** indicates tie)
Member of the Hall of Fame

Lake League winners

Year Player Team AVG OBP SLG HR RBI
1995 Tim Demino New York Minutemen .359 .366 .487 1 7
1996 Thomas Hanes Chicoutimi Cinquantes .367 .406 .433 0 6
1997 Jacques Papierclip Chicoutimi Cinquantes .270 .270 .432 1 2
1998 Jack Hesketh Montreal Metros .297 .325 .324 0 4
1999 F.Y. Jackass Boston Brawlers .343 .361 .514 1 3
2000 Hoyt St.George Ohio Oxen .367 .367 .433 0 1
2001 Dave Jericho Hamilton Industrials .323 .364 .516 1 2

Metropolitan League winners

Year Player Team AVG OBP SLG HR RBI
1995 Marcus White* Chicago Pit Bulls .341 .341 .463 0 4
1996 Marcus White* Chicago Pit Bulls .286 .297 .457 1 5
1997 Tim Demino Denver Highlanders .351 .351 .378 0 4
1998 Josh Cass Nevada Speeders .577 .645 .615 0 7
1999 Dick Slurve Richmond Ravens .325 .325 .600 3 8
2000 Marcus White* Nevada Speeders .400 .423 .600 0 5
2001 Marcus White* Nevada Speeders .455 .486 .515 0 2

References