||Bulls Announce Goodmon Awards
Durham Bull Ryan Jackson has been named Team MVP.
The Durham Bulls announced the 2003 winners of the Goodmon Awards in an on-field ceremony before the Sunday, August 31st game against Charlotte.
Ryan Jackson was named Team MVP after leading the club in batting average (.303), doubles (45), runs scored (78) and tying Jason Smith for the team lead with 71 RBI.
Lee Gardner was named the Bulls’ Pitcher-of-the-Year as well as the Fan Favorite after breaking the team’s all-time (62) and single season (30) save record this season. He finished the season 3-7 with a 3.73 ERA in a team-high 57 appearances.
Brooks Badeaux won the Team Spirit Award for the second straight season.
Carlos Reyes won the Community Service Award. His efforts led to the first “Durham Bulls Adopt-a-Kid” event at the ballpark as North Carolina Children’s Hospital patient Emily Vaughn was presented with his batting practice jersey and a team autographed ball.
The Awards, named after Durham Bulls and Capitol Broadcasting Company Owner Jim Goodmon, are given every year to the players in the areas of Team Spirit, Community Service, MVP, Pitching and Fan Favorite.
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