Commissioner Emeritus of Major League Baseball Bud Selig attended the 57th annual St. Louis BBWAA Dinner on Sunday night. Addressing a rather crowded audience, he spoke highly of St. Louis:
No word on whether Cardinals fans are the best fans in baseball, however.
During the event, many awards were handed out:
- Hall of Famer and former manager Red Schoendienst was honored with the Schoendienst Medal, presented by Rick Hummel
- Selig was the first recipient of the Schoendienst Medal
- Ron Jacober and Dick Kaegel accepted the Hyland/Hummel award for journalistic contributions to baseball
- Magneuris Sierra won the 2014 Cardinals Minor League Player of the Year Award
- Marco Gonzales won the 2014 Cardinals Minor League Pitcher of the Year Award
- 2014 National League stolen base leader Dee Gordon was presented with the Lou Brock Award
- Kolten Wong won the Cardinals Rookie of the Year Award
- Adam Wainwright accepted the J.G. Taylor Spink “Man of the Year” Award, dedicating it to Oscar Taveras and Brian Burwell
- Matt Adams and Matt Carpenter each received the Stockton/Broeg Award for Outstanding Achievement in Baseball
I think the informal “best fans” award is the one people are going to be talking about, however.
LOS ANGELES — Giancarlo Stanton, Josh Donaldson, and Tommy Kahnle were activated by the New York Yankees ahead of their weekend series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
New York cleared three roster spots after a 1-0 loss at Seattle, optioning infielder-outfielders Oswaldo Cabrera and Franchy Cordero to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre along with left-hander Matt Krook.
Stanton, Donaldson and Kahnle all played in a rehab game for Double-A Somerset. Stanton was hitless in three at-bats in his first appearance since injuring his left hamstring on April 15.
Donaldson went 1 for 4 in his fourth rehab game as he comes back from a strained right hamstring originally sustained on April 5.
Kahnle pitched one inning, giving up one run and one hit and walking two. He has been out since spring training with right biceps tendinitis.
Aaron Boone said he wasn’t concerned about Stanton returning after playing in just one rehab game. He did say that Stanton likely will be a designated hitter for a couple of weeks after rejoining the Yankees.
New York is missing centerfielder Harrison Bader, who strained his right hamstring against the Mariners and went on the injured list the next day.
Left-hander Carlos Rodón, sidelined since spring training by a sore left forearm and an ailing back, was transferred to the 60-day injured list.