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Zack Greinke was honored at Royals Awards Night on Jan. 14. View Awards Night Gallery »
Thanks you for joining us for Royals Awards Night on Thursday, January 14 at the Overland Park Convention Center. Royals Awards Night focused on the organization's top Major League and Minor League players and those who have impacted the Royals organization along the way. Surprise winners, the Milgram Family, received the Ewing Kauffman Mr. Baseball Award for their support of the Ban Johnson League.

Greinke showcased at Awards Night »


AWARD PRESENTATIONS

  • Dan Quisenberry Special Achievement Award
    Recognizing an outstanding member of the community
    Winner: LeRoy Zimmerman, Metro Lutheran Ministry
    Presenters: Janie Quisenberry-Stone, Widow of Royals Hall of Famer Dan Quisenberry
    Jim Nutter, President and CEO of James B. Nutter & Co.
  • Matt Minker Award
    Recognizing an outstanding Minor League affiliate employee
    Winner: Martie Cordaro, General Manager of the Omaha Royals
    Presenter: Jack Minker, Wilmington Blue Rocks VP
  • Art Stewart Scout of the Year
    Recognizing an outstanding scout
    Winner: Louie Medina, Special Assistant to the General Manager/Player Personnel
    Presenter: Art Stewart, Royals Hall of Famer
  • Dick Howser Player Development Person of the Year
    Recognizing an outstanding member of player development
    Winner: Mark Davis, Surprise Royals Pitching Coach
    Presenter: J.J. Picollo, Assistant General Manager - Scouting/Player Development
  • Mike Sweeney Award
    Recognizing a player who best represents the organization on and off the field
    Winner: Clint Robinson, First Baseman
    Presenter: Mike Sweeney, Former Royals First Baseman & Five-time A.L. All-Star
  • Willie Wilson Baserunner of the Year
    Recognizing the organization's top base runner
    Winner: Jarrod Dyson, Outfielder
    Presenter: Willie Wilson, Royals Hall of Famer
  • Frank White Defensive Player of the Year
    Recognizing the organization's top defensive player
    Winner: Salvador Perez, Catcher
    Presenter: Frank White, Royals Hall of Famer
  • Paul Splittorff Pitcher of the Year
    Recognizing the organization's top pitcher
    Winner: Mike Montgomery, Left-handed Pitcher
    Presenter: Paul Splittorff, Royals Hall of Famer
  • George Brett Hitter of the Year
    Recognizing the organization's top hitter
    Winner: David Lough, Outfielder
    Presenter: George Brett, Hall of Famer
  • 2009 Joe Burke Special Achievement Award
    Voted on by Kansas City Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America
    Winner: Alberto Callaspo, Second Baseman
    Presenter: Mike Swanson, Vice President - Communications & Broadcasting
    Vince Burke, Son of the Late GM/President Joe Burke
  • 2009 Bruce Rice Pitcher of the Year
    Voted on by Kansas City Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America
    Winner: Zack Greinke, Right-Handed Pitcher
    Presenter: Ryan Lefebvre, FSKC Broadcaster
  • 2009 Les Milgram Player of the Year
    Voted on by Kansas City Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America
    Winner: Billy Butler, First Baseman
    Presenter: Joel Goldberg, FSKC Pregame/Postgame Host
  • Ewing M. Kauffman Mr. Baseball Award
    Recognizing an overall contribution to baseball in the Kansas City area
    Winner: The Milgram Family
    Presenter: Dayton Moore, Senior Vice President-Baseball Operations/General Manager
    Toby Cook, Vice President - Community Affairs & Publicity