2007 Oshawa Dodgers Awards

Gary Carroll Playoff MVP

Our selection for the Gary Carroll Playoff MVP struggled in the
first half of the regular season but rebounded when it mattered
most.  He came on in relief in the fifth inning of game two with
the Leafs up 5-1 and pitched 5 innings of three hit baseball
allowing only one run and giving us a chance to get back into the
game.  He came in again in game four in the ninth inning with the
Leafs leading 3-2 and shut them down, once again allowing
Dodgers offence the chance to win the game.  The 2007 Oshawa Dodgers
Playoff MVP is Kevin Wallace.


Paul Quantrill Pitcher of the Year

The Paul Quantrill pitcher of the year award goes to a pitcher
who returned to the team this year after being away from the
team last season.  He led the team in ERA, innings pitched and
strikeouts and was fifth in the IBL in ERA, third among right-
handed pitchers.  In twelve regular season games this year he
was 2-2-3 with a 2.27 Era.  In six of his seven starts this season
he gave up 2 or less earned runs.  He was also named to the IBL
mid-season all-star team.  This individual not only kept fans
entertained with his performance on the field but the players with his antics off
the field as well.  Congratulations Scott Robinson.


Bernie McGuire Season MVP

Our season MVP will come as no surprise.  This individual
excelled at every level.  He led the team in batting average, on
base percentage, hits and stolen bases.  He had 10 multiple hit
games, including one game tying the Dodgers team record with
five hits.  He was named as a starting outfielder to the IBL all-
start team and his work ethic, attitude and commitment to
baseball are an example to all. Congratulations Steve Lewis.


Max Reid Award

This year’s Max Reid Award recipient was an easy choice.  This
year’s winner came to all but one game despite suffering from
an arm injury and knowing he would be unable to pitch.  In the
three years he has been apart of the Dodgers organization he has
been the most dedicated and loyal member of the team.  Going
back to the 2005 season when he began his Dodger career Brian
pitcher over 72 innings in the regular season and started 10
games when you look at this year’s stats and see 47 innings as
the highest on the team that is pretty remarkable.  He will do whatever is asked of
him without question and is the consummate team player.  He worked hard this
season to come back and pitch in the playoffs however unfortunately his request
was denied by the league.  We thank Brian for his continued dedication the team
and proudly present him with the Max Reid Award for Dedication and
Perseverance.


Ted McComb Batting Average Award

The Ted McComb Batting Average Award is given to the Dodger
player who has this highest batting average in the regular season.
This year’s recipient not only led the Dodgers in batting with a
.374 average but was sixth in the IBL.  Congratulations Steve
Lewis!


Andy Stewart Rookie of the Year

The Oshawa Dodgers Rookie of the year this season was third on
the team in batting with a .270 average.  With 22 walks this
season he led the Dodgers and was second in the IBL bringing his
on base percentage to .398.  In his rookie season he was named to
the IBL All-Star team and as an outfielder made only one error in
47 attempts.  Congratulations to Darren Sawyers.


Durham College Volunteer of the Year

This year’s volunteer of the year goes to a very deserving
individual.  This person has thought about almost nothing but the
Oshawa Dodgers for the past twelve months.  He spends many of
his days thinking of how to improve the team. Most people may
think his job starts and ends on the field but this is not the case.  
He has taken on more than of his fair share of the work this
season and had been more than a just a manager to this team.  
We have the highest respect for him as a person and I don’t think anyone could
dispute that he is always looking out for the best interests of the team.  
Congratulations to Mike Prosper and thanks for everything this year Mike!


Vi Christopher On Base %

The Vi Christopher on Base Percentage Award is presented to the
Oshawa Dodger with the highest on base percentage in the
regular season.  This year’s winner had an on base percentage of
.464, which was also third best in the IBL.  Congratulations to
Steve Lewis.


Troy May "Mr. Everything" Award

We have added and award this year which to the organization is
the most prestigious award the Dodgers have and is one that
will only be awarded if an individual comes along who is so
deserving.  This award has been named after former Dodgers
Manager and Founder Troy May.  For those of you who didn’t
know Troy he was involved in absolutely everything with the
running of this team.  He found sponsors, coached, managed,
recruited, in between being president of two organizations,
coaching his son’s teams and having a full-time job.  Troy was
everything to the Dodgers and his loss left us with a void that was impossible to
fill.  Troy could never be replaced in this organization however this year one
individual stepped up and did everything he could possibly do to ensure the
continuation of this team. He found sponsors, ran the snack bar, renovated the
stadium, ran game day promotions, and even somehow found time to play.  We
want to thank Phil so much for all he has done this year.  He came along at time
when we needed someone most and we could never thank him enough for
everything he has done.  Although we only play for three months out of the year
the preparation for the season is a full-time year round job and Phil has taken this
role on wholeheartedly and has done an excellent job.  Many of the positive
changes we have made off the field this season Phil has been directly responsible
for.

The Oshawa Dodgers would like to thank Phil for all his hard work this season,
Troy would have been very proud of him.  We are honoured to present Phil Stone
with the Troy May “Mr. Everything” Award.