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2012 Royals Awards Luncheon

Presented by Sprint and Teva

Thank you for joining us for the Royals Awards Luncheon presented by Sprint and Teva on Wednesday, January 11, at the Overland Park Convention Center. During this special event, the club recognized a select group of honorees for their exceptional contributions both on and off the field in 2011.

Date:
Wednesday, January 11
Time:
Noon
Location:
Overland Park Convention Center
Overland Park, Kan.

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Awards

Award recipients already announced include Bruce Chen, the 2011 Bruce Rice Pitcher of the Year; Alex Gordon, the 2011 Les Milgram Player of the Year; and first baseman Eric Hosmer, the 2011 Joe Burke Special Achievement Award winner.

Additional awards — named to honor the accomplishments of past great players and contributors to the organization — include:

  • Dan Quisenberry Special Achievement Award
    Recognizing an outstanding member of the community
    Winner: Lois Lakey, Full Time Volunteer at Children's Mercy Hospital
  • Matt Minker Award
    Recognizing an outstanding Minor League affiliate employee
    Winner: Eric Edelstein, Northwest Arkansas Naturals General Manager
  • Art Stewart Scout of the Year
    Recognizing an outstanding scout
    Winner: Orlando Estevez, Latin America Supervisor
  • Dick Howser Player Development Person of the Year
    Recognizing an outstanding member of player development
    Winner: Mike Jirschele, Omaha Storm Chasers Manager
  • Mike Sweeney Award
    Recognizing a player who best represents the organization on and off the field
    Winner: Tim Melville, RHP
  • Willie Wilson Baserunner of the Year
    Recognizing the organization's top baserunner
    Winner: Anthony Seratelli, Infielder
  • Frank White Defensive Player of the Year
    Recognizing the organization's top defensive player
    Winner: Lorenzo Cain, Outfielder
  • Paul Splittorff Pitcher of the Year
    Recognizing the organization's top pitcher
    Winner: Kelvin Herrera, RHP
  • George Brett Hitter of the Year
    Recognizing the organization's top hitter
    Winner: Johnny Giavotella, Second Baseman

Event presenters will include Hall of Famer George Brett, former Royal and five-time American League All-Star Mike Sweeney, and Royals Hall of Famer Willie Wilson. In addition, Royals General Manager Dayton Moore, Manager Ned Yost and members of the club's baseball operations department will participate in a roundtable discussion hosted by FSKC's Ryan Lefebvre.

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