Sunday, January 12, 2014

IBWAA Selects Four in 2014 Hall of Fame Vote

It's awards season in Tinsel Town, so Happy New Year, sports fans. With every step you take in Los Angeles, out every car window and at a water cooler near you, discussion is sure to center on one particular red carpet dress or another, followed by a diatribe about how in the world it can possibly be that so-and-so got snubbed in this year's voting.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the Golden Globes, Sunday at 5:00 p.m. PST on NBC. Oscar nominations are scheduled for January 16, the SAG Awards two days later and finally the Academy Awards on March 2, a good four weeks after pitchers and catchers have reported to Spring Training.
Clayton Kershaw's 2013 National League Cy Young Award is being prepared. Since the torch relay idea didn't get out of committee, the trophy will be carefully packaged for transport, with presentation expected at the Dodgers' home opener, April 4 at Chavez Ravine.
And as wonderful as the Producers Guild Awards and the Directors Guild Awards may be, nothing in this town matches the anticipation of the locally-based Internet Baseball Writers Association of America's (IBWAA) 2014 Hall of Fame election results. A slight exaggeration, perhaps, but while the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA), with its 101-year head start, has grown to around 700 members and decision-making prominence, the IBWAA claims 175 members and the curiosity of an industry. The BBWAA, along with the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's longtime blessing, has the official say in the Cooperstown vote. The season awards vote too. The IBWAA has neither. Yet.
Without further ado, the winners are: Greg Maddux with 98.23% of the vote, Tom Glavine with 88.50%, Frank Thomas with 84.07%, and Craig Biggio with 78.76%.
The IBWAA counted 113 votes in its 2014 Hall of Fame election. Maddux was named on 111 ballots. The abstaining votes, with explanations, were cast by Mike Petriello and Jesse Disbrow.
Complete 2014 voting results are as follows:
click to enlarge ResultsMaddux.jpg

    Mike Piazza's name does not appear on the ballot because the IBWAA elected him in 2013, while the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) took the collar, enshrining no one. Barry Larkin, though elected by the BBWAA in 2012, remains on the IBWAA ballot because he has not managed the 75% threshold required for election.
    The IBWAA was established July 4, 2009 to organize and promote the growing online baseball media, and to serve as a digital alternative to the BBWAA.
    Among others, IBWAA members include Jim Bowden, Jim Caple, Mike Petriello, Mark A. Simon and David Schoenfield, ESPN.com; Kevin Baxter and Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times; Barry Bloom, Chris Haft, Jonathan Mayo and Jim Thomas, MLB.com; Tim Brown, Yahoo! Sports, Craig Calcaterra, NBC Sports Hardball Talk, Ian Casselberry and Amanda Rykoff, Bloguin, Bill Chuck, GammonsDaily.com, Fred Claire, Vince Gennaro, Derrick Goold, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, King Kaufman, Bleacher Report, Kevin Kennedy, Jonah Keri, Grantland, Vlae Kershner, SFGate.com, Chuck Culpepper and Will Leitch, Sports on Earth, Bruce Markusen, Hardball Times, Joe McDonnell, FoxSportsWest.com, Ross Newhan; Dayn Perry and Matt Snyder, CBSSports.com, Mark Purdy, San Jose Mercury News, Wendy Thurm, FanGraphs, Eric Stephen, True Blue LA; Vincent Bonsignore, Clay Fowler, Tom Hoffarth, J.P. Hoornstra and Jill Painter, Los Angeles Daily News; Pedro Moura, Orange County Register, and prominent baseball authors Paul Dickson, Phil Dixon, Peter Golenbock, Josh Pahigian, Joe Posnanski, John Rosengren and Dan Schlossberg.
    The IBWAA seeks neither to disparage nor replace the BBWAA, but will have fun at the older group's expense, and there are distinctions.
    The BBWAA requires a ten-year wait for a writer to earn a Hall of Fame vote, along with yearly fees which, if the rate remains as it now, will cost a new member $650 before a ballot is touched. The IBWAA has no waiting period, a suggested lifetime fee of $20, and admits most members free.
    The BBWAA has a 5,000-word constitution, a section of which details the rather narrow hoops a writer must jump through to become a member, and explains how, in the vast majority of cases, a writer is required to be affiliated with a daily print publication, while covering baseball full-time. The IBWAA welcomes all Internet baseball writers. Period.
    The BBWAA uses a paper ballot, snail mail, and for last-minute voting, a fax machine. The IBWAA conducts all business electronically.
    The IBWAA is nimble, can and has formed a consensus in a matter of hours and is eager to change, based on the suggestions of its members. The BBWAA has members fly in from 49 states and presumably several countries to sit in a room, and in at least one case - with a chance to develop guidelines for steroid era Hall of Fame candidates in 2009 - voted to do nothing.
    The IBWAA gathered via the Internet to discuss the matter the next morning. We didn't come up with much, and our ranks were meager at the time - 10 days into our existence - but at least we had the initiative to take up the topic and attempt to lead, rather than vote not to vote, which is what the BBWAA did, essentially. And here we are beginning 2014, with a PED-cloud hanging over the Cooperstown debate, larger and darker than ever.
    But let's be clear. I do not see the BBWAA as a bunch of idiots, bounders without a clue as to holding an election. I do not question their best of intentions, nor imagine their love for or understanding of the game to be less than their counterparts in the IBWAA. Not in the least.
    And while this may come as a surprise to some in both groups, I did not start the IBWAA because of an increasing exasperation over election results. Sure, I was stirred by the enshrinement of some players and frustrated about the exclusion of others. But I understand how difficult it is to get people to agree on things in this country, with so many on either side of an argument finding those on the other to be incomprehensibly wrong, if not completely out of their minds. And if there's a better system for sorting things out than the democratic process, I've yet to hear of it.
    I started the IBWAA because, although I'd been blogging about the game for 10 years at the time, I couldn't get a vote (much less a sniff from the BBWAA) to save my life. And I wanted a vote.
    I couldn't get credentialed either. I am now, and I suppose I could apply for BBWAA membership today. What do you think of my chances? No matter, I'll stick where I'm welcome. With the few, the proud, the baseball savvy women and men of the Internet Baseball Writers Association of America.
    Congrats to Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas and Craig Biggio. The IBWAA salutes you.
    And remember, glove conquers all.
    Howard Cole is the Founding Director of the IBWAA and covers the Dodgers for LA Weekly.
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    Thursday, November 28, 2013

    IBWAA SELECTS KIMBREL, HOLLAND IN RELIEF PITCHER VOTE

    IBWAA SELECTS KIMBREL, HOLLAND IN RELIEF PITCHER VOTE

    Los Angeles – The Internet Baseball Writers Association of America (IBWAA) announced the winners in the relief pitcher category Friday, with the Atlanta Braves’ Craig Kimbrel winning the writers group’s National League Hoyt Wilhelm Relief Pitcher of the Year Award, and Greg Holland, of the Kansas City Royals, being selected as the American League Rollie Fingers Relief Pitcher of the Year.

    The IBWAA established the relief pitcher awards in 2010. Kimbrel wins the award for the third consecutive year.

    Election results are as follows:

    AL Relief Pitcher

    1st Place:                  Greg Holland, Kansas City Royals
    2nd Place:                 Koji Uehara, Boston Red Sox
    3rd Place:                  Joe Nathan, Texas Rangers

    NL Relief Pitcher

    1st Place:                  Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta Braves
    2nd Place:                Aroldis Chapman, Cincinnati Reds
    3rd Place:                  Kenley Jansen, Los Angeles Dodgers

    Below is the remaining IBWAA Awards announcement schedule:

    Rookie, Monday, November 11, 2013, 11:00 a.m. PST.
    Manager, Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 11:00 a.m. PST.
    Cy Young, Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 11:00 a.m. PST.
    MVP, Thursday, November 14, 2013, 11:00 a.m. PST.

    The IBWAA was established July 4, 2009 by Howard Cole, of LA Weekly, to organize and promote the growing online baseball media, and to serve as a digital alternative to the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA). Voting for full season awards takes place in September of each year, with selections being announced in November. The IBWAA also holds a Hall of Fame election in December of each year, with results being announced the following January.

    In 2010, the IBWAA began voting in its own relief pitcher category, establishing the Rollie Fingers American League Relief Pitcher of the Year and the Hoyt Wilhelm National League Relief Pitcher of the Year Awards.
    Among others, IBWAA members include Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times; Barry Bloom, Chris Haft and Jim Thomas, MLB.com; Thomas Bonk; Tim Brown, Yahoo! Sports; Jim Bowden, Jim Caple, Mike Petriello, Mark A. Simon and David Schoenfield, ESPN.com; Ian Casselberry, Bloguin; Fred Claire, Jonah Keri, Grantland; Joe McDonnell, FoxSportsWest.com; Tom Hoffarth, J.P. Hoornstra and Jill Painter, Los Angeles Daily News; Tony Jackson, DodgerScribe.com, Kevin Kennedy, Dayn Perry, CBSSports.com, Ramona Shelburne, ESPNLA.com, and prominent baseball authors Paul Dickson, Peter Golenbock, Josh Pahigian, John Rosengren and Dan Schlossberg.

    Association membership is open to any and all Internet baseball writers, with a yearly fee of $10, or $20 lifetime. Discounts for groups and scholarships are available.
    For more information please visit www.ibwaa.com.
    Contact:

    Howard Cole
    Director, IBWAA
    baseballsavvy@aol.com

    IBWAA SELECTS MYERS, FERNANDEZ IN ROOKIE OF THE YEAR VOTE

    IBWAA SELECTS MYERS, FERNANDEZ IN ROOKIE OF THE YEAR VOTE

    Los Angeles – The Internet Baseball Writers Association of America (IBWAA) announced the winners in the Rookie of the Year category Monday, with the Tampa Bay Rays’ Wil Myers winning the writers group’s American League award, and Jose Fernandez, of the Miami Marlins, being selected in the National League.

    Election results are as follows:

    AL Rookie

    1st Place:                  Wil Myers, Tampa Bay Rays
    2nd Place:                 Jose Iglesias, Detroit Tigers
    3rd Place:                  Chris Archer, Tampa Bay Rays

    NL Rookie

    1st Place:                  Jose Fernandez, Miami Marlins
    2nd Place:                 Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers
    3rd Place:                  Hyun-Jin Ryu, Los Angeles Dodgers

    Below is the remaining IBWAA Awards announcement schedule:

    Manager, Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 11:00 a.m. PST.
    Cy Young, Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 11:00 a.m. PST.
    MVP, Thursday, November 14, 2013, 11:00 a.m. PST.

    The IBWAA was established July 4, 2009 to organize and promote the growing online baseball media, and to serve as a digital alternative to the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA). Voting for full season awards takes place in September of each year, with selections being announced in November. The IBWAA also holds a Hall of Fame election in December of each year, with results being announced the following January.

    In 2010, the IBWAA began voting in its own relief pitcher category, establishing the Rollie Fingers American League Relief Pitcher of the Year and the Hoyt Wilhelm National League Relief Pitcher of the Year Awards.
    Among others, IBWAA members include Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times; Barry Bloom, Chris Haft and Jim Thomas, MLB.com; Thomas Bonk; Tim Brown, Yahoo! Sports; Jim Bowden, Jim Caple, Mike Petriello, Mark A. Simon and David Schoenfield, ESPN.com; Ian Casselberry, Bloguin; Fred Claire, Jonah Keri, Grantland; Joe McDonnell, FoxSportsWest.com; Tom Hoffarth, J.P. Hoornstra and Jill Painter, Los Angeles Daily News; Tony Jackson, DodgerScribe.com, Kevin Kennedy, Dayn Perry, CBSSports.com, Ramona Shelburne, ESPNLA.com, and prominent baseball authors Paul Dickson, Peter Golenbock, Josh Pahigian, John Rosengren and Dan Schlossberg.

    Association membership is open to any and all Internet baseball writers, with a yearly fee of $10, or $20 lifetime. Discounts for groups and scholarships are available.
    For more information please visit www.ibwaa.com.
    Contact:

    Howard Cole
    Director, IBWAA
    baseballsavvy@aol.com

    IBWAA SELECTS FARRELL, HURDLE IN MANAGER OF THE YEAR VOTE

    IBWAA SELECTS FARRELL, HURDLE IN MANAGER OF THE YEAR VOTE

    Los Angeles – The Internet Baseball Writers Association of America (IBWAA) announced the winners in the manager category Tuesday, with the Boston Red Sox John Farrell winning the writers group’s American League award, and Clint Hurdle, of the Pittsburgh Pirates, being selected in the National League.

    Election results are as follows:

    AL Manager

    1st Place:                  John Farrell, Boston Red Sox
    2nd Place:                 Terry Francona, Cleveland Indians
    3rd Place:                  Bob Melvin, Oakland Athletics

    NL Manager

    1st Place:                  Clint Hurdle, Pittsburgh Pirates
    2nd Place:                Fredi Gonzalez, Atlanta Braves
    3rd Place:                  Don Mattingly, Los Angeles Dodgers

    Below is the remaining IBWAA Awards announcement schedule:

    Cy Young, Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 11:00 a.m. PST.
    MVP, Thursday, November 14, 2013, 11:00 a.m. PST.

    The IBWAA was established July 4, 2009 to organize and promote the growing online baseball media, and to serve as a digital alternative to the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA). Voting for full season awards takes place in September of each year, with selections being announced in November. The IBWAA also holds a Hall of Fame election in December of each year, with results being announced the following January.

    In 2010, the IBWAA began voting in its own relief pitcher category, establishing the Rollie Fingers American League Relief Pitcher of the Year and the Hoyt Wilhelm National League Relief Pitcher of the Year Awards.
    Among others, IBWAA members include Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times; Barry Bloom, Chris Haft and Jim Thomas, MLB.com; Thomas Bonk; Tim Brown, Yahoo! Sports; Jim Bowden, Jim Caple, Mike Petriello, Mark A. Simon and David Schoenfield, ESPN.com; Ian Casselberry, Bloguin; Fred Claire, Jonah Keri, Grantland; Bruce Markusen, Hardball Times; Joe McDonnell, FoxSportsWest.com; Tom Hoffarth, J.P. Hoornstra and Jill Painter, Los Angeles Daily News; Tony Jackson, DodgerScribe.com, Kevin Kennedy, Dayn Perry, CBSSports.com, Ramona Shelburne, ESPNLA.com, and prominent baseball authors Paul Dickson, Peter Golenbock, Josh Pahigian, John Rosengren and Dan Schlossberg.

    Association membership is open to any and all Internet baseball writers, with a yearly fee of $10, or $20 lifetime. Discounts for groups and scholarships are available.
    For more information please visit www.ibwaa.com.
    Contact:

    Howard Cole
    Director, IBWAA
    baseballsavvy@aol.com

    IBWAA SELECTS KERSHAW, SCHERZER IN CY YOUNG VOTE

    IBWAA SELECTS KERSHAW, SCHERZER IN CY YOUNG VOTE

    Los Angeles – The Internet Baseball Writers Association of America (IBWAA) announced the winners in the Cy Young pitching category Wednesday, with the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw winning the writers group’s National League award, and Max Scherzer, of the Detroit Tigers, being selected in the American League.

    Election results are as follows:

    NL Cy

    1st Place:                     Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers
    2nd Place:                    Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals
    3rd Place:                     Jose Fernandez, Miami Marlins
    4th Place:                     Matt Harvey, New York Mets
    5th Place:                     Cliff Lee, Philadelphia Phillies

    AL Cy

    1st Place:                     Max Scherzer, Detroit Tigers
    2nd Place:                    Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers
    3rd Place:                     Chris Sale, Chicago White Sox
    4th Place:                     Hisashi Iwakuma, Seattle Mariners
    5th Place:                     Bartolo Colon, Oakland Athletics

    The IBWAA MVP awards will be announced Thursday, November 14, 2013, 11:00 a.m. PST.

    The IBWAA was established July 4, 2009 to organize and promote the growing online baseball media, and to serve as a digital alternative to the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA). Voting for full season awards takes place in September of each year, with selections being announced in November. The IBWAA also holds a Hall of Fame election in December of each year, with results being announced the following January.

    In 2010, the IBWAA began voting in its own relief pitcher category, establishing the Rollie Fingers American League Relief Pitcher of the Year and the Hoyt Wilhelm National League Relief Pitcher of the Year Awards.
    Among others, IBWAA members include Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times; Barry Bloom, Chris Haft and Jim Thomas, MLB.com; Thomas Bonk; Tim Brown, Yahoo! Sports; Jim Bowden, Jim Caple, Mike Petriello, Mark A. Simon and David Schoenfield, ESPN.com; Ian Casselberry, Bloguin; Fred Claire, Jonah Keri, Grantland; Bruce Markusen, Hardball Times; Joe McDonnell, FoxSportsWest.com; Tom Hoffarth, J.P. Hoornstra and Jill Painter, Los Angeles Daily News; Tony Jackson, DodgerScribe.com, Kevin Kennedy, Dayn Perry, CBSSports.com, Ramona Shelburne, ESPNLA.com, and prominent baseball authors Paul Dickson, Peter Golenbock, Josh Pahigian, John Rosengren and Dan Schlossberg.

    Association membership is open to any and all Internet baseball writers, with a yearly fee of $10, or $20 lifetime. Discounts for groups and scholarships are available.
    For more information please visit www.ibwaa.com.
    Contact:

    Howard Cole
    Director, IBWAA
    baseballsavvy@aol.com

    IBWAA SELECTS CABRERA, MCCUTCHEN IN MVP VOTE

    IBWAA SELECTS CABRERA, MCCUTCHEN IN MVP VOTE

    Los Angeles – The Internet Baseball Writers Association of America (IBWAA) announced the winners in its Most Valuable Player category Thursday, with the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen winning the writers group’s National League award, and Miguel Cabrera, of the Detroit Tigers, being selected in the American League.

    Election results are as follows:

    NL MVP

    1st Place:                     Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates
    2nd Place:                    Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks
    3rd Place:                     Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds
    4th Place:                     Freddie Freeman, Atlanta Braves
    5th Place:                     Matt Carpenter, St. Louis Cardinals
    6th Place:                     Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers
    7th Place:                     Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals
    8th Place:                     Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado Rockies
    9th Place:                     Hanley Ramirez, Los Angeles Dodgers
    10th Place:                   Adrian Gonzalez, Los Angeles Dodgers

    AL MVP

    1st Place:                     Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
    2nd Place:                    Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
    3rd Place:                     Chris Davis, Baltimore Orioles
    4th Place:                     Josh Donaldson, Oakland Athletics
    5th Place:                     Robinson Cano, New York Yankees
    6th Place:                     Adrian Beltre, Texas Rangers
    7th Place:                     David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox
    8th Place:                     Adam Jones, Baltimore Orioles
    9th Place:                     Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox
    10th Place:                   Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay Rays

    The IBWAA was established July 4, 2009 to organize and promote the growing online baseball media, and to serve as a digital alternative to the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA). Voting for full season awards takes place in September of each year, with selections being announced in November. The IBWAA also holds a Hall of Fame election in December of each year, with results being announced the following January.

    In 2010, the IBWAA began voting in its own relief pitcher category, establishing the Rollie Fingers American League Relief Pitcher of the Year and the Hoyt Wilhelm National League Relief Pitcher of the Year Awards.
    Among others, IBWAA members include Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times; Barry Bloom, Chris Haft and Jim Thomas, MLB.com; Thomas Bonk; Tim Brown, Yahoo! Sports; Jim Bowden, Jim Caple, Mike Petriello, Mark A. Simon and David Schoenfield, ESPN.com; Ian Casselberry, Bloguin; Fred Claire, Jonah Keri, Grantland; Bruce Markusen, Hardball Times; Joe McDonnell, FoxSportsWest.com; Tom Hoffarth, J.P. Hoornstra and Jill Painter, Los Angeles Daily News; Tony Jackson, DodgerScribe.com, Kevin Kennedy, Dayn Perry, CBSSports.com, Ramona Shelburne, ESPNLA.com; and prominent baseball authors Paul Dickson, Peter Golenbock, Josh Pahigian, John Rosengren and Dan Schlossberg.

    Association membership is open to any and all Internet baseball writers, with a yearly fee of $10, or $20 lifetime. Discounts for groups and scholarships are available.
    For more information please visit www.ibwaa.com.
    Contact:

    Howard Cole
    Director, IBWAA
    baseballsavvy@aol.com

    Sunday, March 31, 2013

    Opening Day Stat

    Inte3resting Opening Day Stat
     
    Of the 111 Opening Days, 10 belong to the Highlanders, 10 belong to the Polo Grounds, and 2 belong to Shea Stadium. If the Yankees want something to celebrate, it should be the 90th Anniversary of the Original Yankee Stadium's Grand Opening... and do so with a statue of the Babe.
     
    Chris Jones - The Committee to Commemorate Old Yankee Stadium

    Wednesday, January 9, 2013

    IBWAA SELECTS PIAZZA IN 2013 HALL OF FAME VOTE


    IBWAA SELECTS PIAZZA IN 2013 HALL OF FAME VOTE

     

    Los Angeles – In its 2013 Hall of Fame election the Internet Baseball Writers Association of America (IBWAA) selected Mike Piazza, with 79.10% of the vote. While no other player managed the required 75% threshold, Craig Biggio was closest with 64.18%.

     

    Roger Clemens finished in third place, with 52.24%.  Jeff Bagwell and Barry Bonds tied for fourth at 50.75%. Complete results below.

     

    The IBWAA selected Bert Blyleven in 2010 and Roberto Alomar in 2011. No player tallied 75% in 2012. Though he was elected by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) in 2012, Barry Larkin remains on the IBWAA ballot.

     

    Beginning with this election, the IBWAA added voting for “special consideration” candidates, those normally associated with the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Veterans and Era Committees. This year’s candidates were Buzzie Bavasi, Gil Hodges, Tom Kelly, Marvin Miller, Danny Murtaugh and Vada Pinson.

     

    Complete 2013 voting results are as follows:

     

    Mike Piazza 
    79.10%
    Craig Biggio 
    64.18%
    Roger Clemens 
    52.24%
    Jeff Bagwell
    50.75%
    Barry Bonds 
    50.75%
    Tim Raines
    49.25%
    Marvin Miller 
    47.76%
    Barry Larkin
    46.27%
    Gil Hodges 
    40.30%
    Jack Morris
    38.81%
    Edgar Martinez
    37.31%
    Lee Smith
    35.82%
    Alan Trammell
    29.85%
    Curt Schilling 
    28.36%
    Dale Murphy
    25.37%
    Mark McGwire
    23.88%
    Buzzie Bavasi 
    19.40%
    Fred McGriff
    13.43%
    Larry Walker
    13.43%
    Don Mattingly
    8.96%
    Sammy Sosa
    8.96%
    Danny Murtaugh 
    7.46%
    Rafael Palmeiro
    7.46%
    Bernie Williams
    4.48%
    Vada Pinson 
    4.48%
    Kenny Lofton 
    2.99%
    Steve Finley 
    1.49%
    Shawn Green 
    1.49%
    Jeff Cirillo 
    0.00%
    Royce Clayton 
    0.00%
    Jeff Conine 
    0.00%
    Julio Franco 
    0.00%
    Roberto Hernandez 
    0.00%
    Ryan Klesko 
    0.00%
    Mike Lieberthal 
    0.00%
    Jose Mesa 
    0.00%
    Damian Miller 
    0.00%
    Reggie Sanders 
    0.00%
    Aaron Sele 
    0.00%
    Mike Stanton 
    0.00%
    Jose Valentin 
    0.00%
    Todd Walker 
    0.00%
    David Wells 
    0.00%
    Rondell White 
    0.00%
    Bob Wickman
    0.00%
    Woody Williams 
    0.00%
    Tom Kelly 
    0.00%

     

    The IBWAA was established July 4, 2009 by Howard Cole, of ColeOnLA.com, to organize and promote the growing online baseball media, and to serve as a digital alternative to the BBWAA.


    Among others, IBWAA members include Barry Bloom, Chris Haft and Jim Thomas, MLB.com; Thomas Bonk, Tim Brown, Yahoo! Sports; Jim Caple, Mark A. Simon and David Schoenfield, ESPN.com; Fred Claire, former General Manager, Los Angeles Dodgers; Jonah Keri, Grantland; Joe McDonnell, FoxSportsWest.com; Tom Hoffarth, J.P. Hoornstra and Jill Painter, Los Angeles Daily News; Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times; and prominent baseball authors Paul Dickson, Peter Golenbock, Josh Pahigian, John Rosengren and Dan Schlossberg.

     

    Association membership is open to any and all Internet baseball writers, with a yearly fee of $10, or $20 lifetime. Discounts for groups and scholarships are available.

    For more information please go to www.ibwaa.com.


    Contact:

     

    Howard Cole
    Director, IBWAA
    baseballsavvy@aol.com