Sandy Koufax Award

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Sandy Koufax Award

Established in 1995
Presented by The Bull Baseball League to the best regular season pitchers

First awarded 1991

Last awarded 2017

Current winner AEL: Jose Soto (ANC)

LL: Judson Martel (MTL)



The Sandy Koufax Award is given annually to the best pitchers in the Bull League, one each for the American Eagle League (AEL) and the Lake League (LL). The award is named after Sandy Koufax, who was the first pitcher to win the Cy Young Award in multiple years, and who is considered by many to be one of the greatest left-handed pitchers to play professional baseball.

The winners of the Sandy Koufax Award are announced following the Bull Cup Championship Series. The 2016 winners were Ricky Rodriguez[1] for the AEL and Yoshiaki Fujimara[2] for the LL.

Ricky Terrazas is the only pitcher to have won the award nine times, all consecutively, playing first for the Chicago Pit Bulls in the AEL, then for the Montreal Metros in the LL.

List of Sandy Koufax Award Winners

Key
Year Each year is linked to a page about that season
ERA Earned run average
IP Innings Pitched
K Strikeouts
* Also named MVP
Italics Member of the Hall of Fame

American Eagle League

Year Pitcher Team Record (W-L) ERA IP K
1991 South Paw Nevada Speeders 8-0 0.39 67.2 70
1992 South Paw Nevada Speeders 3-0 0.00 27.0 32
1993 Flamer Flaherty Richmond Ravens 7-0 0.60 59.1 97
1994 No season played
1995 Flamer Flaherty Richmond Ravens 11-4 3.35 134.1 103
1996 Fred Fasterpitch Seattle Salts 8-4 2.82 118.0 117
1997 Kurt Coler Calgary Chinooks 11-3 2.26 123.2 116
1998 Ricky Geraldo California Tidals 10-3 1.90 123.0 104
1999 Owen Clemons Calgary Chinooks 7-3 2.64 116.0 86
2000 Eddie Clunker California Tidals 10-3 3.36 118.0 121
2001 Dandy Lundgren Nevada Speeders 10-3 2.50 133.1 101
2002 Malik Saddler Seattle Salts 8-6 2.39 132.0 139
2003 Malik Saddler Seattle Salts 10-3 2.46 128.0 124
2004 Ricky Terrazas Chicago Pit Bulls 6-6 2.73 105.1 151
2005 Ricky Terrazas Chicago Pit Bulls 9-4 2.18 103.1 129
2006 Ricky Terrazas Chicago Pit Bulls 9-5 2.18 103.0 138
2007 Ricky Terrazas Chicago Pit Bulls 9-5 3.05 100.1 125
2008 Iron Arm California Tidals 9-4 2.75 127.2 70
2009 William Febres Denver Highlanders 7-6 2.31 101.1 122
2010 Bill Henson California Tidals 11-2 3.14 123.1 115
2011 Ricky Rodriguez Richmond Ravens 11-5 2.50 137.0 94
2012 Lien-ying Li California Tidals 14-3 2.28 153.2 142
2013 Ricky Rodriguez Jacksonville Ravens 7-4 1.85 121.1 117
2014 Kyle Cahill California Tidals 13-5 2.19 139.2 134
2015 Ricky Rodriguez Jacksonville Ravens 11-2 1.84 137.0 131
2016 Ricky Rodriguez Jacksonville Ravens 10-4 2.58 143.0 137
2017 Jose Soto Anchorage Aces 15-0 2.00 162.1 174

Lake League

Year Pitcher Team Record (W-L) ERA IP K
1991 Mike Sherlock Ohio Oxen 7-0 1.34 67.0 56
1992 Dandy Lundgren Chicoutimi Cinquantes 4-0 0.00 36.0 33
1993 Beckers, Bo-Bo Toronto Ducks 6-1 0.22 80.0 53
1994 No season played
1995 Marty McSouthpaw Montreal Metros 11-3 2.40 139.0 103
1996 Jack Stevens New York Minutemen 10-2 2.22 121.2 162
1997 Jack Stevens New York Minutemen 9-5 2.31 116.2 171
1998 Jack Stevens* New York Minutemen 13-3 2.04 127.2 193
1999 Iron Arm* Chicoutimi Cinquantes 12-2 2.31 140.0 97
2000 Jimmy McDonalds Kingston Cannons 8-4 2.78 123.0 94
2001 Iron Arm Chicoutimi Cinquantes 10-1 1.93 116.1 79
2002 Iron Arm Chicoutimi Cinquantes 8-3 2.23 129.0 91
2003 Iron Arm Chicoutimi Cinquantes 9-2 1.85 102.0 74
2004 Iron Arm Chicoutimi Cinquantes 10-2 1.63 105.0 79
2005 Malik Saddler Kingston Cannons 8-6 2.36 133.3 140
2006 Angelo Rodriguez Ohio Oxen 10-3 2.85 126.1 124
2007 Mu-ruo Chen Toronto Ducks 10-3 2.66 121.2 98
2008 Ricky Terrazas Montreal Metros 10-2 1.78 116.1 153
2009 Ricky Terrazas* Montreal Metros 12-0 2.46 109.2 162
2010 Ricky Terrazas Montreal Metros 8-3 2.28 118.1 154
2011 Ricky Terrazas Montreal Metros 10-4 2.76 127.0 195
2012 Ricky Terrazas* Montreal Metros 13-2 1.54 134.1 184
2013 Judson Martel Boston Brawlers 9-3 2.67 134.2 138
2014 Rod Matos Montreal Metros 10-2 1.83 123.0 136
2015 Alex Medina* Kingston Cannons 9-1 2.02 120.1 166
2016 Yoshiaki Fujimara* Montreal Metros 13-2 2.30 125.1 112
2017 Judson Martel Montreal Metros 11-1 1.36 126.0 159

Multiple Winners

Several players have won the Sandy Koufax Award in multiple years, and some have even won in both leagues.

Multi Year Winners
Awards Pitcher Years
9 Ricky Terrazas 2004—2007 (AEL)

2008—2012 (LL)

6 Iron Arm 1999, 2001—2004 (LL)

2008 (AEL)

4 Ricky Rodriguez 2011, 2013, 2015—2016
3 Malik Saddler 2002—2003 (AEL)

2005 (LL)

3 Jack Stevens 1996—1998
2 Flamer Flaherty 1991—1992
2 Judson Martel 2013, 2017

Wins by teams

The Montreal Metros pitchers have won the Sandy Koufax Award more than any other team.

Wins by teams
Wins Team Years
9 Montreal Metros 1995, 2008—2012, 2014, 2016—2017
6 California Tidals 1998, 2000, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014
6 Chicoutimi Cinquantes 1992, 1999, 2001—2004
5 Jacksonville Ravens
Richmond Ravens
1995, 2011, 2013, 2015—2016
4 Chicago Pit Bulls 2004—2007
3 Kingston Cannons
Kingston Battlements
2000, 2005, 2015
3 Nevada Speeders 1991—1992, 2001
3 New York Dragons
New York Minutemen
1996—1998
3 Seattle Salts 1996, 2002—2003
2 Calgary Inferno
Calgary Chinooks
1997, 1999
2 Ohio Oxen 1991, 2006
2 Toronto Nomads
Toronto Ducks
1993, 2007
1 Anchorage Aces
San Diego Seagulls
2017
1 Boston Brawlers 2013
1 Denver Danger
Denver Highlanders
2009

See Also

References

  1. Bull Baseball League. American Eagle League Award Winners. http://bullleague.org/bull-league/reports/html/2016/history/sl_award_winners_100_1.html. Accessed 11 August 2016.
  2. Bull Baseball League. Lake League Award Winners. http://bullleague.org/bull-league/reports/html/2016/history/sl_award_winners_100_0.html. Accessed 11 August 2016.