Articles by Jeff Fletcher


Winners to be announced on MLB Network

The BBWAA will once again be announcing the winners of its annual awards on MLB Network, starting Nov. 9. Each day the announcement show will begin at 6 p.m. ET. The top three finishers for each award are listed alphabetically below. Voting was conducted before the start of the postseason….


Award winners honored in New York

The winners of the BBWAA’s 2019 awards, as well as those honored by the New York chapter for local awards, were celebrated on Jan. 25, 2020 in New York. Jerry Seinfeld was one of the presenters, introducing National League Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Pete Alonso. Here are some…


Derek Jeter, Larry Walker elected to Hall of Fame

Derek Jeter received the second-highest plurality in the history of Baseball Writers’ Association of America voting for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in being elected Tuesday along with Larry Walker in the 2020 balloting verified by Ernst & Young. Of the 397 ballots cast by select 10-year members of…


Nick Cafardo wins Career Excellence Award

Nick Cafardo, who informed and entertained New England’s passionate baseball fan base for more than 35 years up to the last day of his life, was elected the 2020 winner of the BBWAA Career Excellence Award in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. His career will be honored…


Tickets available for 2020 awards dinner

Winners of the BBWAA 2019 national awards, and the New York chapter’s local awards, will be honored on Jan. 25, 2020 at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel. Tickets are available for $275 per person. Tables for up to 12 people can also be reserved. For more information on…



Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger wins MVP award

Dodgers’ outfielder Cody Bellinger was named the National League MVP two years after he won the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year. Bellinger is the 18th former NL Rookie of the Year winner (2017) to go on to win an MVP Award, most recently Kris Bryant (Rookie of the Year…


Mets’ Jacob deGrom cruises to landslide victory to take 2nd straight Cy Young Award

Jacob deGrom was named the National League Cy Young Award winner for the second consecutive season. DeGrom becomes the 20th pitcher to win multiple Cy Young Awards, a list that features seven-time winner Roger Clemens; five-time winner Randy Johnson; four-time winners Steve Carlton and Greg Maddux; three-time winners Sandy Koufax,…


Justin Verlander edges Astros teammate to win 2nd Cy Young Award

Justin Verlander outpolled his Houston Astros teammate, Gerrit Cole, to win the American League Cy Young Award. This is the first time in the history of AL Cy Young voting that teammates have finished first and second on the ballot. It occurred four times in the National League, including twice…