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We are pleased to announce Dallas Keuchel as the 2015 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.
This is the native Oklahoman's first Warren Spahn Award.
The Spahn Award is presented at the annual Warren Spahn Award Gala, hosted in January by Oklahoma City’s Bricktown Rotary Club and Jim Thorpe Association. The Gala will be at the Jim Thorpe Association and Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame Museum January 28, 2016.
Past Spahn Award winners include: Gio Gonzalez (2012); Clayton Kershaw (2011, 2013, 2014); David Price (2010); CC Sabathia (2007 – 2009); Johan Santana (2004, 2006); Dontrelle Willis (2005); Andy Pettitte (2003); and Randy Johnson (1999 – 2002).
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The Warren Spahn Awards Gala is a time to remember the accomplishments of three great men and to celebrate the accomplishments of professional athletes, professional sportscasters, and student athletes and coaches. The Gala is centered on the accomplishments of Warren Spahn. Spahn is considered the greatest left-handed pitcher of all time in the Major Leagues and the Warren Spahn Award is given to the outstanding Left Handed Pitcher from the previous season.
For the first nine years, the Gala was hosted at the beautiful Masonic Temple in Guthrie, OK. In 2008, the Warren Spahn Awards Gala moved from Guthrie to Oklahoma City. The Gala was moved in connection with the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame partnering with the Bricktown Rotary Club to be the presenting sponsor of the Gala and the merger of the Sports Hall of Fame with the Jim Thorpe Association.
After two years in Oklahoma City, the Warren Spahn Awards Gala has become a premier event in the State of Oklahoma. In fact, the Gala is the only event in Oklahoma in which a major league athlete is honored for their accomplishments on the playing field. The Gala raises funds for the Bricktown Rotary Club and the Jim Thorpe Association, which are two charitable organizations that support many outstanding causes that benefit underprivileged children and individuals.
Organizers and sponsors of the Warren Spahn Award Gala will present three major awards at the event. The Warren Spahn Award will be presented to the best left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball and the Ferguson Jenkins Award will be presented to 10 high school athletes and the outstanding high school baseball and softball coaches in Oklahoma.
The Warren Spahn Awards Gala will take place:
Wednesday, January 28, 2016
Jim Thorpe Museum
4040 North Lincoln
Oklahoma City, Ok
6:00pm - 7:00pm Vip Reception
7:00pm - 9:00pm Dinner and Ceremony
The Warren Spahn Award furthers Oklahoma City’s reputation as a Big League city, honors our state’s athletic heritage and raises funding for local charities. Sponsorship sales are vital to ensuring the success of this worthy event. Please take a moment to review the sponsorship opportunities below.
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Dallas Keuchel wins the 2015 Warren Spahn Award
OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 16, 2015 – Houston Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel today was named as the winner of the 2015 Warren Spahn Award. Presented annually to the best left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB), the Warren Spahn Award is based on a pitcher’s wins, strikeouts and earned run average. 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. Keuchel posted impressive numbers during the 2015 regular season, including 20 wins, a 2.48 earned run average and 216 strikeouts. He pitched 232 innings for the Astros. Keuchel will be formally recognized Jan. 28, 2016, during the Warren Spahn Award Gala at the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame & Jim Thorpe Museum. The event is hosted by Oklahoma City’s Bricktown Rotary Club in conjunction with the Jim Thorpe Association.