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Awards Voting
Nov 13th 2020 By Alexandria Country Yankees

After the All Star vote is over, there will be a vote for the best players in FB (MVP, ROY, etc.) MVP, CYA, and Reliever of the Year will be decided by the All Stars, but I am accepting entries for Rookie of the Year. The awards are named after legends, and we’ll take a look at them.

Samir Hawes MVP Award: Hawes went 4-8 with Sam Juan in Season 63 before joining the Bombers in 64, staying there until he retired in Season 85. Over his 23 seasons, Hawes hit .314 with a .639 SLG, primarily because of his 369 homers, 906 RBIs, and 1,351 hits. He peaked in Season 80, hitting .363 with an insane .841 SLG, 40 HRs, 102 RBIs, and 107 hits.

Juan Ison Pitcher of the Year Award: Ison had a conspicuous rookie season with the Oakland Athletics (who are now dead) in Season 29, going 11-1 with a 2.13 ERA. He was quite the journeyman, despite his greatness, playing with the New York Nitro from 30 until they folded in 34. He moved on to the Windsor Deactivated 5 in Season 35 but moved to the Toronto Smoke Eaters from 36 to 39, when he was shipped to Baltimore the IRS in Season 40, but went to the Santa Ana Sharknados from 41 to 47, when he moved to his 7th of 8 teams, the Austin STONE COLD 632 before finishing his career with the Corpus Christi Crusaders. He finished his career at 145-57 with a 3.76 ERA and 1.04 WHIP. He struck out 1479 and walked 227 in 1888 innings.

Luke Chacon Reliever of The Year Award: Chacon spent his entire career, Season 27-46, with the Kure Kantai, who had different names back then. He was an amazing reliever for the first 10 years, but considerably tailed off in his final 9 years. In his glory days, though, he was a beast, once saving 20 games in a season. Overall, Chacon finished his 19-year career 26-27 with a 4.90 ERA, but recorded 254 saves, and struck out 335 in 683 innings while walking just 55. Despite his decline, he managed to finish with a respectable 1.218 WHIP.

Alfredo Cardenas Rookie of The Year: Cardenas toiled for one year in the New York Mets (dead team) minors, then moved to the Las Vegas Golden Knights, where he went 0-2 with a 7.77 ERA in 22 innings, then found a home with the Shimakaze, where he stayed for the rest of his career. He got another stint in the majors, going 0-2 with a 5.75 ERA in 36 innings, but in his real rookie season, 73, he was an astonishing 13-0 with a 1.62 ERA in 117 innings, striking out 87 and walking 8 and getting a 0.709 WHIP. He had a nice rest of his career, finishing 99-33 with a 3.33 ERA, 2 saves, 885 strikeouts and 110 walks in 1239 innings and a 0.966 WHIP before retiring in Season 89.

All Stars- November 27

Rookie of the Year- December 1

To be a rookie, the player must not have any more than 50 ABs or 25 IPs career before this season.