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Carolina League Award Winners

Most Valuable Players | Pitchers of the Year | Championship Series MVPs
Minker Community Service Award Winners | Managers of the Year | Executives of the Year

CAROLINA LEAGUE MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS
YEAR PLAYER TEAM
1948 Lewis Hester Reidsville Luckies
1949 Leo (Muscle) Shoals Reidsville Luckies
1950 Bill Evans Burlington Bees
1951 Ray Jablonski Winston-Salem Cards
1952 Leonard Matarazzo Fayetteville Athletics
1953 Ramon Monzant Danville Leafs
1954 Guy Morton Greensboro Patriots
1955 Danny Morejon High Point-Thomasville Hi-Toms
1956 Curt Flood High Point-Thomasville Hi-Toms
1957 Fred Van Dusen High Point-Thomasville Hi-Toms
1958 Fred Valentine Wilson Tobs
1959 Carl Yastrzemski Raleigh Capitals
1960 Ed Olivares Winston-Salem RedBirds
1961 Chuck Weatherspoon Wilson Tobs
1962 Rusty Staub Durham Bulls
1963 Jim Price Kinston Eagles
1964 Ed Straud Tidewater Tides
1965 Bobby Murcer Greensboro Yankees
1966 Robbie Snow Winston-Salem Red Sox
1967 Don Money Raleigh Pirates
1968 Tony Solaita High Point-Thomasville Hi-Toms
1969 Luther Quinn Salem Rebels
1970 Cliff Johnson Raleigh-Durham Triangles
1971 Richard Giallella Peninsula Phillies
1972 Dave Parker Salem Pirates
1973 Terry Whitfield Kinston Eagles
1974 Miguel Dilone Salem Pirates
1975 Luke Wrenn Salem Pirates
1976 Marshall Brant Lynchburg Mets
1977 Ozzie Olivares Salem Pirates
1978 Ossie Virgil Peninsula Pilots
1979 Bob Dernier Peninsula Pilots
1980 Julio Franco Peninsula Pilots
1981 Brad Komminsk Durham Bulls
1982 Juan Samuel Peninsula Pilots
1983 Lenny Dykstra Lynchburg Mets
1984 Barry Lyons Lynchburg Mets
1985 Shawn Abner Lynchburg Mets
1986 Gregg Jefferies Lynchburg Mets
1987 Casey Webster Kinston Indians
1988 Mickey Pina Lynchburg Red Sox
1989 Phil Plantier Lynchburg Red Sox
1990 Gary Scott Winston-Salem Spirits
1991 Pete Castellano Winston-Salem Spirits
1992 Bubba Smith Peninsula Pilots
1993 Bubba Smith Winston-Salem Spirits
1994 Larry Sutton Wilmington Blue Rocks
1995 Richie Sexson Kinston Indians
1996 Jose Guillen Lynchburg Hillcats
1997 Aramis Ramirez Lynchburg Hillcats
1998 Joe Crede Winston-Salem Warthogs
1999 Marcus Giles Myrtle Beach Pelicans
2000 Troy Farnsworth Potomac Cannons
2001 Victor Martinez Kinston Indians
2002 Brad Hawpe Salem Avalanche
2003 Chris Shelton Lynchburg Hillcats
2004 Brad Eldred Lynchburg Hillcats
2005 Leo Daigle Winston-Salem Warthogs
2006 Jordan Brown Kinston Indians
2007 Mitch Einertson Salem Avalanche
2008 Beau Mills Kinston Indians
2009 Brandon Waring Frederick Keys
2010 Tyler Moore Potomac Nationals
2011 Ian Gac Winston-Salem Dash
2012 Dan Black Winston-Salem Dash
2013 Chris Curley Winston-Salem Dash
2014 Joey Gallo Myrtle Beach Pelicans
2015 Nellie Rodriguez Lynchburg Hillcats
2016 Bobby Bradley Lynchburg Hillcats
2017 Ademar Rifaela Frederick Keys
2018 Bobby Dalbec Salem Red Sox

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CAROLINA LEAGUE PITCHERS OF THE YEAR
YEAR PITCHER TEAM
1979 Thomas Hart Peninsula Pilots
1980 LeRoy Smith Peninsula Pilots
1981 Mike Brown Winston-Salem Red Sox
1982 Charles Hudson Peninsula Pilots
1983 Dwight Gooden Lynchburg Mets
1984 Randy Myers Lynchburg Mets
1985 Kyle Hartshom Lynchburg Mets
1986 Dave Pavlas Winston-Salem Spirits
1987 Blaine Beatty Hagerstown Suns
1988 Kevin Bearse Kinston Indians
  Kent Mercker Durham Bulls
1989 Charles Nagy Kinston Indians
1990 Frank Seminara Prince William Cannons
1991 Sam Militello Prince William Cannons
1992 John Cummings Peninsula Pilots
1993 Julian Tavarez Kinston Indians
1994 Bart Evans Wilmington Blue Rocks
1995 Bartolo Colon Kinston Indians
1996 Noe Najera Kinston Indians
1997 Cliff Politte Prince William Cannons
1998 Rick Ankiel Prince William Cannons
1999 Josh Kalinowski Salem Avalanche
2000 Christian Parra Myrtle Beach Pelicans
2001 Trey Hodges Myrtle Beach Pelicans
  Jimmy Journell Potomac Cannons
2002 Sean Burnett Lynchburg Hillcats
2003 Zack Greinke Wilmington Blue Rocks
2004 Zach Duke Lynchburg Hillcats
2005 Jim Johnson Frederick Keys
2006 Chuck Lofgren Kinston Indians
2007 Rowdy Hardy Wilmington Blue Rocks
2008 Jake Arrieta Frederick Keys
2009 Zach Britton Frederick Keys
2010 Jordan Hotchkiss Lynchburg Hillcats
2011 Robbie Ross Myrtle Beach Pelicans
2012 Gus Schlosser Lynchburg Hillcats
2013 Cody Anderson Carolina Mudcats
2014 Glenn Sparkman Wilmington Blue Rocks
2015 Matt Heidenreich Winston-Salem Dash
2016 Trevor Clifton Myrtle Beach Pelicans
2017 Triston McKenzie Lynchburg Hillcats
2018 Wil Crowe Potomac Nationals

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CAROLINA LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES MVPS
YEAR PLAYER TEAM
1992 Ruben Santana Peninsula Pilots
1993 Ricky Gonzalez Winston-Salem Spirits
1994 Lance Jennings Wilmington Blue Rocks
1995 Richie Sexson Kinston Indians
1996 Keifer Rackley Wilmington Blue Rocks
1997 David Daniels Lynchburg Hillcats
1998 Paul Phillips Wilmington Blue Rocks
1999 (none selected)  
2000 Junior Brignac Myrtle Beach Pelicans
2001 John Lindsey Salem Avalanche
2002 Matt Meath Winston-Salem Warthogs
2003 Josh Fields Winston-Salem Warthogs
2004 J.D. Martin Kinston Indians
2005 Brian Finch Frederick Keys
2006 Randy Newsom Kinston Indians
2007 Chorye Spoone Frederick Keys
2008 Jhonatan Solano Potomac Nationals
2009 Chase d'Arnaud Lynchburg Hillcats
2010 Bill Rhinehart Potomac Nationals
2011 Manny Machado Frederick Keys
2012 Nick Ahmed Lynchburg Hillcats
2013 Sean Coyle Salem Red Sox
2014 John Wooten Potomac Nationals
2015 Victor Caratini Myrtle Beach Pelicans
2016 David Bote Myrtle Beach Pelicans
2017 (none selected)  
2018 (none selected)  

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MATT MINKER COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD WINNERS
YEAR WINNER TEAM
2008 Everett Teaford Wilmington Blue Rocks
2009 Jared Keel Lynchburg Hillcats
2010 Jacob Julius Frederick Keys
2011 Tim Melville Wilmington Blue Rocks
2012 Whit Merrifield Wilmington Blue Rocks
2013 Cody Anderson Carolina Mudcats
2014 Wilmington Blue Rocks  
2015 Wilmington Blue Rocks  
2016 Wilmington Blue Rocks  
2017 Wilmington Blue Rocks  
2018 Wilmington Blue Rocks  

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CAROLINA LEAGUE MANAGERS OF THE YEAR
YEAR MANAGER TEAM
1945 Herb Brett Danville Leafs
1946 Floyd Patterson Durham Bulls
1947 Buddy Bates Burlington Bees
1948 Buddy Bates Burlington Bees
1949 Ace Parker Durham Bulls
1950 George Kissell Winston-Salem Cards
1951 Ace Parker Durham Bulls
1952 Herb Brett Raleigh Capitals
1953 Herb Brett Raleigh Capitals
1954 Stan Wentzel Burlington Pirates
1955 Jimmy Brown High Point-Thomasville Hi-Toms
1956 Johnny Pesky Durham Bulls
1957 Bobby Mavis Durham Bulls
1958 Vern Hoscheit Greensboro Yankees
  Pinky May Burlington Indians
1959 Ken Deal Raleigh Capitals
1960 Pinky May Burlington Indians
1961 Jack McKeon Wilson Tobs
1962 Lou Fitzgerald Durham Bulls
1963 Patrick Colgan Burlington Indians
1964 Bill Slack Winston-Salem Red Sox
1965 Pinky May Peninsula Grays
1966 Joe Morgan Raleigh Pirates
1967 Clyde McCullough Durham Bulls
1968 Don Hoak Salem Rebels
1969 Al Federoff Rocky Mount Leafs
1970 Cliff Davis Raleigh-Durham Triangles
1971 Gene Hassell Kinston Eagles
1972 Gene Hassell Kinston Eagles
1973 Dick Phillips Lynchburg Twins
1974 Johnny Lipon Salem Pirates
1975 Cal Emery Rocky Mount Phillies
1976 Tony Torchia Winston-Salem Red Sox
1977 Jack Aker Lynchburg Mets
1978 Jack Aker Lynchburg Mets
1979 Bill Slack Winston-Salem Red Sox
1980 Johnny Lipon Salem Redbirds
1981 Grady Little Hagerstown Suns
1982 Bill Dancy Peninsula Pilots
1983 Sam Perlozzo Lynchburg Mets
1984 Mike Cubbage Lynchburg Mets
1985 Grady Little Kinston Blue Jays
1986 Jim Essian Winston-Salem Spirits
1987 Mike Hargrove Kinston Indians
1988 Dick Berardino Lynchburg Red Sox
1989 Grady Little Durham Bulls
1990 Wally Moon Frederick Keys
1991 Brian Graham Kinston Indians
1992 Marc Hill Peninsula Pilots
1993 Dave Keller Kinston Indians
  Pete Mackanin Frederick Keys
1994 Mike Jirschele Wilmington Blue Rocks
1995 John Mizerock Wilmington Blue Rocks
1996 Jack Mull Kinston Indians
1997 Joel Skinner Kinston Indians
1998 Chris Cron Winston-Salem Warthogs
1999 Eric Wedge Kinston Indians
2000 Brian Snitker Myrtle Beach Pelicans
2001 Brad Komminsk Kinston Indians
2002 Jeff Garber Wilmington Blue Rocks
2003 Dave Clark Lynchburg Hillcats
2004 Torey Lovullo Kinston Indians
2005 Ivan DeJesus Salem Avalanche
2006 Jim Pankovits Salem Avalanche
2007 Mike Sarbaugh Kinston Indians
2008 Rocket Wheeler Myrtle Beach Pelicans
2009 Joe McEwing Winston-Salem Dash
2010 Joe McEwing Winston-Salem Dash
2011 Aaron Holbert Kinston Indians
2012 Tommy Thompson Winston-Salem Dash
2013 Jason Wood Myrtle Beach Pelicans
2014 Tripp Keister Potomac Nationals
2015 Mark Johnson Myrtle Beach Pelicans
2016 Mark Budzinski Lynchburg Hillcats
2017 Tony Mansolino Frederick Keys
2018 Omar Vizquel Winston-Salem Dash

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CALVIN FALWELL EXECUTIVES OF THE YEAR
YEAR EXECUTIVE TEAM
1987 Jeff Mercer Prince William Yankees
1988 North Johnson Kinston Indians
1989 Sam Lazzaro Salem Buccaneers
1990 Keith Lupton Frederick Keys
1991 Rob Dlugozima Durham Bulls
1992 Keith Lupton Frederick Keys
1993 Chris Kemple Wilmington Blue Rocks
1994 North Johnson Kinston Indians
1995 Paul Sunwall Lynchburg Hillcats
1996 Dave Oster Salem Avalanche
1997 Pat Filippone Prince William Cannons
1998 Chris Kemple Wilmington Blue Rocks
1999 Joe Preseren Frederick Keys
2000 North Johnson Kinston Indians
2001 Joe Pinto Frederick Keys
2002 Chris Kemple Wilmington Blue Rocks
2003 Chris Kemple Wilmington Blue Rocks
2004 Chris Kemple Wilmington Blue Rocks
2005 Matt O'Brien Myrtle Beach Pelicans
2006 John Katz Salem Avalanche
2007 Shari Massengill Kinston Indians
2008 North Johnson Myrtle Beach Pelicans
2009 Paul Sunwall Lynchburg Hillcats
2010 Ryan Manuel Winston-Salem Dash
2011 Dave Ziedelis Frederick Keys
2012 Scott Brown Myrtle Beach Pelicans
2013 Josh Olerud Potomac Nationals
2014 Andy Milovich Myrtle Beach Pelicans
2015 Ryan Shelton Salem Red Sox
2016 Geoff Lassiter Winston-Salem Dash
2017 Chris Jones Lynchburg Hillcats
2018 Joe Kremer Carolina Mudcats

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