|Durham Bulls Present Annual Goodmon Awards
At the end of regular season play, the Durham Bulls presented the annual Goodmon awards at a pre-game ceremony on Friday, September 6, 2002. Named for team owner and CBC President & CEO Jim Goodmon, the Goodmon awards recognize excellence and individual achievements by Durham Bulls players during the season.
The awards presented at the culmination of the Bulls 100th anniversary season were:
TEAM MVP: Andy Sheets The 30-year old veteran infielder had the best season of his career, batting .294 with 14 home runs and 69 runs batted in while playing at least ten games at every infield position. He was selected to Tampa Bay on July 20, playing a little second base and shortstop for the Devil Rays.
PITCHER OF THE YEAR: Lance Carter After missing all of 2001 recovering from elbow surgery, the 27-year old right-hander went 12-2 with a 2.80 ERA in 33 games (18 starts), winning his last seven starts. In 132 innings, he struck out 90 and walked just 12 batters. He was selected to Tampa Bay on August 31 where he has pitched successfully out of the bullpen.
TEAM SPIRIT: Brooks Badeaux The former Florida State Seminole spent his first full season in Durham and batted .250 with a career-high 14 doubles and two home runs. Brooks played all over the infield and a few of the outfield positions, doing whatever was asked of him to help the team win.
COMMUNITY SERVICE: Matt Quatraro Matt spent many hours doing community work, specifically working with UNC Hospital bringing joy and excitement to youngsters in the children’s ward. Quatraro accompanied members of the Durham Bulls Staff on individual visits, Paintfest 2002, and delivered the toys to the kids from Wool E. Bull’s Toy Drive at the DBAP last July.
FAN FAVORITE: Jason Standridge The 6’4″ right handed starting pitcher went 10-9 with a 3.12 ERA in 29 starts. He led the Bulls in innings pitched (173) and strikeouts (111), while always making himself available for autographs and pictures after the game. Jason pitched for the Bulls for the majority of the last two seasons.