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Lou Gehrig Award

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About the Award

Each year, the Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity presents the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award to the Major League Baseball Player who best exemplifies the spirit and character of Brother Lou Gehrig, both on and off the field. This award is the first and only “officially” sanctioned Major League Baseball award given to ballplayers by a fraternity. Lou Gehrig was a distinguished member of Phi Delta Theta and a man of integrity. The award was created to acknowledge an individual player’s outstanding commitment to both his community and philanthropy. Since the award’s inception in 1955, the name of each recipient has been placed on the permanent Gehrig Award plaque, located at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York.

Curtis Granderson
2015

New York Mets | Outfielder

Adrian Beltre
2014

Texas Rangers | Third Baseman

Josh Hamilton
2013

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Outfielder

Barry Zito
2012

San Francisco Giants | Pitcher

Ryan Zimmerman
2011

Washington Nationals | Third Baseman

Derek Jeter
2010

New York Yankees | Shortstop

Albert Pujols
2009

Saint Louis Cardinals | First Baseman

Shane Victorino
2008

Philadelphia Phillies | Outfielder

Mike Timlin
2007

Boston Red Sox | Pitcher

Trevor Hoffman
2006

San Diego Padres | Pitcher

John Smoltz
2005

Atlanta Braves | Pitcher

Jim Thome
2004

Philadelphia Phillies | First Baseman

Jamie Moyer
2003

Seattle Mariners | Pitcher

Danny Graves
2002

Cincinnati Reds | Pitcher

John Franco
2001

New York Mets | Pitcher

Todd Stottlemyre
2000

Arizona Diamondbacks | Pitcher

Mark McGwire
1999

Saint Louis Cardinals | First Baseman

Tony Gwynn
1998

San Diego Padres | Outfielder

Paul Molitor
1997

Minnesota Twins | Designated Hitter

Brett Butler
1996

Los Angeles Dodgers | Outfielder

Curt Schilling
1995

Philadelphia Phillies | Pitcher

Barry Larkin
1994

Cincinnati Reds | Shortstop

Don Mattingly
1993

New York Yankees | First Baseman

Cal Ripken, Jr.
1992

Baltimore Orioles | Shortstop

Kent Hrbek
1991

Minnesota Twins | First Baseman

Glenn Davis
1990

Houston Astros | First Baseman

Ozzie Smith
1989

Saint Louis Cardinals | Shortstop

Buddy Bell
1988

Houston Astros | Third Baseman

Rick Sutcliffe
1987

Chicago Cubs | Pitcher

George Brett
1986

Kansas City Royals | Third Baseman

Dale Murphy
1985

Atlanta Braves | Outfielder

Steve Garvey
1984

San Diego Padres | First Baseman

Mike Schmidt
1983

Philadelphia Phillies | Third Baseman

Ron Cey
1982

Los Angeles Dodgers | Third Baseman

Tommy John
1981

New York Yankees | Pitcher

Tony Perez
1980

Boston Red Sox | First Baseman

Phil Niekro
1979

Atlanta Braves | Pitcher

Don Kessinger
1978

Chicago White Sox | Shortstop

Lou Brock
1977

Saint Louis Cardinals | Outfielder

Don Sutton
1976

Los Angeles Dodgers | Pitcher

Johnny Bench
1975

Cincinnati Reds | Catcher

Willie Stargell
1974

Pittsburgh Pirates | First Baseman

Ron Santo
1973

Chicago Cubs | Third Baseman

Wes Parker
1972

Los Angeles Dodgers | First Baseman

Harmon Killebrew
1971

Minnesota Twins | Outfielder

Hank Aaron
1970

Atlanta Braves | Outfielder

Pete Rose
1969

Cincinnati Reds | Outfielder

Al Kaline
1968

Detroit Tigers | Outfielder

Ernie Banks
1967

Chicago Cubs | First Baseman

Brooks Robinson
1966

Baltimore Orioles | Third Baseman

Vern Law
1965

Pittsburgh Pirates | Pitcher

Ken Boyer
1964

Saint Louis Cardinals | Third Baseman

Bobby Richardson
1963

New York Yankees | Second Baseman

Robin Roberts
1962

Baltimore Orioles | Pitcher

Warren Spahn
1961

Milwaukee Braves | Pitcher

Dick Groat
1960

Pittsburgh Pirates | Shortstop

Gil Hodges
1959

Los Angeles Dodgers | First Baseman

Gil McDougald
1958

New York Yankees | Second Baseman

Stan Musial
1957

Saint Louis Cardinals | First Baseman

Pee Wee Reese
1956

Brooklyn Dodgers | Shortstop

Alvin Dark
1955

New York Giants | Shortstop