(Press release provided by the San Diego Padres media department)
SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres today announced their 2011 organizational award winners at the 14th Annual Awards Dinner held this year as Dinner on the Diamond presented by Porsche at Petco Park. Proceeds from tonight’s event benefit the Padres Foundation’s Youth Baseball Initiative.
As was previously announced, Cameron Maybin was named Most Valuable Player for the 2011 Padres by the San Diego chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA). Maybin was also voted by the Madres as Favorite New Padre last season while Luke Gregerson was chosen as the recipient of the Chairman’s Award for his contributions to the community. Heath Bell was chosen as Pitcher of the Year by the local BBWAA chapter and also received the Fireman’s Award.
The Padres 2011 minor league award winners were also recognized as part of the ceremony. Jedd Gyorko was named Offensive Player of the Year, Rico Noel was ch...