Golden Spikes Award

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Golden Spikes Award
Awarded forAmateur baseball's best regular season player
CountryUnited States
Presented byUSA Baseball
First awarded1978
Currently held byA. J. Reed, Kentucky
WebsiteGolden Spikes Award

The Golden Spikes Award is given out every year to the best beginning baseball player in the United States.[1] The award, created by USA Baseball and sponsored by the Major League Baseball Players Association, was first presented in 1978. It is given to a beginning player who best exhibits and combines "exceptional on-field ability and excellent sportsmanship." The award is considered the most important in beginning baseball.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Drellich, Evan (June 6, 2011). "Golden Spikes Award field narrows to three". MLB.com. MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved August 13, 2012.
  2. Berry, Adam (June 5, 2012). "Appel, Zunino among Golden Spikes finalists". MLB.com. MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved August 12, 2012.
  3. Huffman, Dane (June 5, 2012). "NC State pitcher a finalist for Golden Spikes Award". NBC17.com. NBC. Retrieved August 12, 2012.