The Annual New York Baseball Writers' Association of America Celebration BBWAA Awards Celebration, presented by Esurance will air at 10 p.m. ET and will be simulcast on MLB.com. The one-hour telecast will honor the 2015 recipients of the BBWAA Awards -- Josh Donaldson, Bryce Harper, Dallas Keuchel, Jake Arrieta, Carlos Correa, Kris Bryant, Jeff Banister and Joe Maddon. Additional honors ranging from the Postseason MVP for Royals closer Wade Davis to a posthumous Yogi Berra tribute will be further reason to make it a Network doubleheader, where blue-chippers lead to black tie. The annual BBWAA Awards Dinner had to be scaled back as the snow blanketed Manhattan, but it still offers a chance to relive the greatness that rose out of 2015, a last look back before Spring Training calls us again.
Type: Award Show
Runtime: 60 minutes
BBWAA Awards Celebration - Prince Fielder - Netflix
Prince Semien Fielder (born May 9, 1984) is an American former professional baseball first baseman and designated hitter. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Milwaukee Brewers, Detroit Tigers, and Texas Rangers. He was selected in the first round of the 2002 Major League Baseball draft by the Brewers out of Eau Gallie High School in Melbourne, Florida, and spent the first seven years of his MLB career with the Brewers before signing with the Detroit Tigers in January 2012. In November 2013, he was traded to the Rangers, where he ended his playing career due to injury in 2016. Fielder is a six-time All-Star. He holds the Brewers' team record for home runs in a season, and is the league's youngest player to hit 50 home runs in a season. He became the first Brewer to win the Home Run Derby, defeating Nelson Cruz in the final round of the 2009 derby. He also won the 2012 derby, joining Ken Griffey, Jr. and Yoenis Céspedes as the only players to win more than one derby and becoming the first player to win the Derby as both an American League and a National League All-Star. On August 10, 2016, Fielder announced that he would be unable to continue his playing career after undergoing a second neck surgery in three years. He was released by the Rangers on October 4, 2017. He ended his career with 319 home runs, the same number as his father, Cecil Fielder. Prince and Cecil Fielder are also the only father-son combination to each hit 50 MLB home runs in a season.
BBWAA Awards Celebration - 2016 - Netflix
On April 29, 2016, in a game against the Los Angeles Angels in the bottom of the 6th inning, Fielder hit a sharp single through the shift to score Rougned Odor, making him and his father Cecil Fielder the 2nd father-son combo to both record 1,000 RBIs. On July 20, it was revealed that Fielder was diagnosed with C4-C5 herniations in his neck, putting his career in jeopardy. In a press conference on August 10, Fielder announced that he would not be able to continue playing professional baseball due to his injuries. In 89 games of 2016, Fielder finished his injury-shorted season with a .212 batting average, 16 doubles, 8 home runs, and 44 RBI.
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