Sandy Koufax Award
The Sandy Koufax Award (or SKA) is given annually to the best pitchers in the Bull League, one each for the Lake League (LL) and the Metropolitan League (ML). The award is named after Sandy Koufax, who was the first pitcher to win the Cy Young Award in multiple years and the first to win by unanimous vote. Koufax 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, and are selected by a vote by the general managers.
Ricky Terrazas is the only pitcher to have won the award nine times, all consecutively, playing first for the Chicago Pit Bulls in the former American Eagle League (AEL), then for the Montreal Metros in the LL.
List of Sandy Koufax Award Winners
|Year||Each year is linked to a page about that season|
|ERA||Earned run average|
|*||Also named MVP|
|Italics||Member of the Hall of Fame|
Formerly the American Eagle League
Several players have won the Sandy Koufax Award in multiple years, and some have even won in both leagues.
|9||Ricky Terrazas||2004—2007 (AEL)
|6||Iron Arm||1999, 2001—2004 (LL)
|4||Ricky Rodriguez||2011, 2013, 2015—2016|
|3||Malik Saddler||2002—2003 (AEL)
|2||Judson Martel||2013, 2017|
Wins by teams
The Montreal Metros pitchers have won the Sandy Koufax Award more than any other team.
|9||Montreal Metros||1995, 2008—2012, 2014, 2016—2017|
Richmond Ravens, Jacksonville Ravens
|1995, 2011, 2013, 2015—2016, 2022—2023, 2024†|
|1993, 2007, 2018—2022†|
|6||California Tidals||1998, 2000, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014|
|6||Chicoutimi Cinquantes||1992, 1999, 2001—2004|
|1997, 1999, 2021—2023|
|4||Chicago Pit Bulls||2004—2007|
|4||Nevada Speeders||1991—1992, 2001, 2024|
|4||New York Dragons
New York Minutemen
Kingston Battlements, Kingston Cannons
|2000, 2005, 2015|
|3||St. Petersburg Admirals
San Diego Seagulls, Anchorage Aces
|3||Seattle Salts||1996, 2002—2003|
|2||Ohio Oxen||1991, 2006|
Denver Highlanders, Denver Danger, Philadelphia Liberty Warriors
|1||Kansas City Blizzard||2025|
† - Knuckles Malone was traded by Toronto to Minneapolis during the 2022 season, and both teams are credited with a Sandy Koufax Award for that season. Dan Kimbrough was traded by Minneapolis to New York during the 2024 season and both teams are credited with a Sandy Koufax Award for that season.