The Warren Spahn Award
We are pleased to announce Gio Gonzalez of the Washington Nationals as the 2012 Warren Spahn Award winner.
The Warren Spahn Award is presented annually to the best left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. The award is named after Oklahoman and National Baseball Hall of Famer Warren Spahn, who holds the MLB record of 363 wins as a left-handed pitcher. Spahn Award rankings are based on a pitcher’s wins, strikeouts and earned run average.
Gonzalez is a two-time All-Star and a key component to the Nationals’ first division title since moving to Washington, D.C.
The Spahn Award was presented at the annual Warren Spahn Award Gala, hosted in January by Oklahoma City’s Bricktown Rotary Club and Jim Thorpe Association. The Gala was held at the Jim Thorpe Association and Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame Museum on January 17, 2013.
Past Spahn Award winners include: Clayton Kershaw (2011); David Price (2010); CC Sabathia (2007 – 2009); Johan Santana (2004, 2006); Dontrelle Willis (2005); Andy Pettitte (2003); and Randy Johnson (1999 – 2002).