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2014 Winter Meetings - Awards

Awards

Durham Bulls Win John H. Johnson President's Award

Minor League Baseball announced that the Durham Bulls are the recipients of the 41st annual John H. Johnson President's Award. The Bulls will receive Minor League Baseball's top honor at the Baseball Winter Meetings Banquet on Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, California. Click here to see the press release.

 

San Jose Giants Win Larry MacPhail Award

Minor League Baseball announced that the San Jose Giants are the recipients of the 49th annual Larry MacPhail Award, symbolizing the top promotional effort in Minor League Baseball. The award has been presented since 1966 and is named after Hall of Famer Leland Stanford "Larry" MacPhail, Sr., who introduced innovations such as night baseball, airplane travel, pension plans and batting helmets. This is the first time the San Jose Giants have earned this honor in the award's history and only the second time for a California League team. The San Jose Giants will receive their award at the Baseball Winter Meetings Banquet on Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, California. Click here to see the press release.

 

Branch B. Rickey Named Warren Giles Award Winner

Minor League Baseball announced that it has selected Pacific Coast League President Branch B. Rickey as the recipient of the 31st annual Warren Giles Award, which honors outstanding service as a league president. The Warren Giles Award has been presented annually since 1984 and is named for the long-time baseball executive who served as National League president from 1951 to 1969. This is the second time Rickey has earned the prestigious honor, the first being in 1998, his first year as PCL president. Rickey will receive his award at the Baseball Winter Meetings Banquet on Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, California. Click here to see the press release.

 

Melanie Peiffer Fiore Named 2014 Rawlings Woman Executive of the Year

Minor League Baseball and Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. announced that Pacific Coast League Director of Business Melanie Peiffer Fiore is the recipient of the 38th Rawlings Woman Executive of the Year Award. Since 1976, the Rawlings Woman Executive of the Year Award has been presented annually to a woman who has made outstanding contributions to her club or league, or to baseball. Fiore will receive her award at the Baseball Winter Meetings Awards Luncheon on Monday, Dec. 8, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, California. Click here to see the press release.

 

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