Roy Campanella Award

The Roy Campanella Award is given annually to the Los Angeles Dodgers player who best exemplifies the spirit and leadership of the late Hall of Fame Brooklyn Dodger catcher, Roy Campanella. The award is voted on by all Los Angeles Dodgers uniformed personnel, players, and coaches. The award has been given out since 2006. [1]

Roy Campanella 1953
Roy Campanella, the namesake of the award, in about 1953.


See footnote[2]
Year Winner Position Ref
2006 Rafael Furcal Shortstop [3]
2007 Russell Martin Catcher [4]
2008 James Loney First baseman [5]
2009 Juan Pierre Outfielder
2010 Jamey Carroll Shortstop [6]
2011 Matt Kemp Outfielder [7]
2012 A.J. Ellis Catcher [8]
2013 Clayton Kershaw Pitcher [9]
2014 Clayton Kershaw Pitcher [10]
2015 Zack Greinke Pitcher [11]
2016 Chase Utley Second baseman [12]
2017 Justin Turner Third baseman [13]
2018 Chase Utley Second baseman [14]

Other team awards for spirit in Major League Baseball

  • The San Francisco Giants have given the Willie Mac Award since 1980 to "the player on the San Francisco Giants who best exemplifies the spirit and leadership consistently shown by Willie McCovey throughout his long career."
  • The Oakland Athletics have given the Catfish Hunter Award since 2004 to the "player whose play on the field and conduct in the clubhouse best exemplifies the courageous, competitive and inspirational spirit demonstrated by the late pitcher, Jim "Catfish" Hunter."

See also


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  2. ^ "Roy Campanella Award". Retrieved 2011-10-01.
  3. ^ (2006-09-23). "Furcal wins first Campanella Award". Major League Baseball. Retrieved 2011-10-01.
  4. ^ (2007-09-26). "Martin wins second annual Roy Campanella Award". Major League Baseball. Retrieved 2011-10-01.
  5. ^ (2008-09-24). "Loney wins third annual Roy Campanella Award". Major League Baseball. Retrieved 2011-10-01.
  6. ^ (2010-09-23). "Carroll wins fifth annual Roy Campanella Award". Major League Baseball. Retrieved 2011-10-01.
  7. ^ (2011-09-20). "Kemp wins sixth annual Roy Campanella Award". Major League Baseball. Retrieved 2011-10-01.
  8. ^ (2012-09-26). "A.J. Ellis wins seventh annual Roy Campanella Award". Major League Baseball. Retrieved 2012-10-26.
  9. ^ (2013-09-26). "Kershaw named Roy Campanella Award recipient". Major League Baseball. Retrieved 2013-09-26.
  10. ^ Stephen, Eric (September 22, 2014). "Clayton Kershaw wins Roy Campanella Award for 2nd straight year". Retrieved September 22, 2014.
  11. ^ "Zack Greinke Wins 10th Annual Roy Campanella Award". Dodgers Beat. September 30, 2015. Archived from the original on October 2, 2015. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
  12. ^ "Utley wins club's Roy Campanella Award". September 22, 2016. Retrieved September 22, 2016.
  13. ^ "Justin Turner wins Roy Campanella Award, not yet back in lineup". SB Nation. September 25, 2017. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
  14. ^ "Utley wins club's Roy Campanella Award". September 22, 2018. Retrieved September 22, 2018.

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