Yankees Award Season: GIBBY’s, Heart & Hustle Award

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Now that the offseason is underway, it’s time for Award Season, where players are recognized for their talents, their dedication and their love for the game.

GIBBY Awards: The Greatness In Baseball Yearly awards (GIBBY) recognizes individual players for their hard work, putting up numbers that would make fans do a double take. There are 20 categories but to save time and space, I’m just going to list the categories that a Yankee was nominated in. The Yankee player nominated for the specific category will be in bold.

Best Hitter:

Adrian Beltre, 3B (Texas Rangers)
Miguel Cabrera, 3B (Detroit Tigers)
Robinson Cano, 2B (New York Yankees)
Matt Carpenter, 2B (St. Louis Cardinals)
Michael Cuddyer, OF (Colorado Rockies)
Chris Davis, 1B (Baltimore Orioles)
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B (Toronto Blue Jays)
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B (Arizona Diamondbacks)
Adam Jones, OF (Baltimore Orioles)
Andrew McCutchen, OF (Pittsburgh Pirates)
David Ortiz, DH (Boston Red Sox)
Mike Trout, OF (L.A Angels)
Joey Votto, 1B (Cincinnati Reds)


Aroldis Chapman (Cincinnati Reds)
Greg Holland (Kansas City Royals)
Kenley Jansen (Los Angeles Dodgers)
Craig Kimbrel (Atlanta Braves)
Joe Nathan (Texas Rangers)
Mariano Rivera (New York Yankees)
Glen Perkins (Minnesota Twins)
Koji Uehara (Boston Red Sox)

Setup Man:

Luis Avilan (Atlanta Braves)
Craig Breslow (Boston Red Sox)
Rex Brothers (Colorado Rockies)
Tyler Clippard (Washington Nationals)
Mark Melancon (Pittsburgh Pirates)
Darren O’Day (Baltimore Orioles)
David Robertson (New York Yankees)
Paco Rodriguez (Los Angeles Dodgers)
Trevor Rosenthal (St. Louis Cardinals)
Tanner Scheppers (Texas Rangers)
Drew Smyly (Detroit Tigers)

Comeback Player:

Francisco Rodriguez (Pittsburgh Pirates)
Mariano Rivera (New York Yankees)

For this segment there were too many nominees to list, so I just put the Yankees that were nominated for each category.

Must C Play:

Triple Play (New York Yankees)

Must C Moment:

All-Star Evening for Mariano Rivera (New York Yankees)
Ichiro’s 4,000th Hit (New York Yankees)

Must C Storyline:

Exit Sandman (New York Yankees)

Must C Hitting Performance:

Soriano slugs supereme (New York Yankees)

Must C Oddity:

Thunder in the Bronx (New York Yankees)

Cut4 Topic:

No Mo Zone (New York Yankees)

I’ll put the link where you can vote for the GIBBY awards at the end of the blog post.

Heart & Hustle Award: Yankees OF Brett Gardner already took home the Yankees Heart & Hustle Award but now he’s been nominated for the MLBPAA Heart & Hustle Award. The winner of the MLBPAA Heart & Hustle Award will be announced on November 19, during the 14th Annual Legends for Youth Dinner in New York City.

To vote for the 2013 GIBBY Awards, click here.

To vote for Brett Gardner for the MLBPAA Heart & Hustle Award, click here.


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3 Responses to Yankees Award Season: GIBBY’s, Heart & Hustle Award

  1. Kevin S says:

    Hope Gardner wins–brought some moxie (and skill) back to CF that left with Bernie.

  2. Tanned Tom says:

    Must be a mistake, Cano wasn't nominated for the heart & hustle award. oh, wait…

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