Woodchuck Trophy

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Woodchuck Trophy

Established in 1995
Presented by The Bull Baseball League to the most outstanding relief pitchers in the AEL and the LL

First awarded 1995

Last awarded 2017

Current winner AEL: Adam Fitzpatrick (SEA)

LL: Everett Weisensel (BAT)



The Woodchuck Trophy is an annual award given to the most outstanding relief pitcher in both the American Eagle League (AEL) and the Lake League (LL).

List of Woodchuck Trophy Winners

Key
Year Each year is linked to a page about that season
Also won Rookie of the Year
Italics Member of the Hall of Fame

Multiple Winners

Several players have won the Woodchuck Trophy multiple times, including three players who have won in both the AEL and the LL. Arturo Davila has the longest consecutive win streak, from 2010—2012, which also spanned both leagues. He won with Ohio in 2010, Chicago in the AEL in 2011, and again with Chicago in the Lake League the following year, 2012.

Multi Year Winners
Awards Player Years
5 Arturo Davila 2005, 2008, 2011 (AEL)
2010, 2012 (LL)
4 Brian Peckham 2000, 2002—2003, 2006
3 Brian Bell 1996, 1998 (AEL)
2000 (LL)
3 Ivan Dorado 1999, 2001, 2004
2 Mike Black 2001—2002
2 Ju-ho Kim 2005, 2008
2 Marty Melvins 2009 (AEL)
2013 (LL)
2 Peter Petrified 1991—1992
2 Ralph Rowland 2006, 2009

Wins by teams

The Jacksonville Ravens have had the most Woodchuck Trophy winning relief pitchers in the Bull League, with a total of 6. They are also one of just three teams to have a Woodchuck Trophy winner in consecutive years (California Tidals and Chicago Pit Bulls are the other two). In addition, the Pit Bulls are the only team to have had a Woodchuck Trophy winner in both the AEL and the LL. None of the 2012 expansion teams have had a winner, and the longest drought belongs to Denver Danger (Formerly the Denver Highlanders), who have not produced a Woodchuck winner since 1997.

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

References