||Bulls Recognize Goodmon Award Winners
The Durham Bulls announce & honor the 2010 Goodmon Award winners at the season finale on Labor Day Monday.
Prior to Monday’s regular season finale, the Durham Bulls recognized the winners of the annual Goodmon Awards. Named after Durham Bulls Owner Jim Goodmon, the Goodmon Awards recognize players for their contributions to the success of the team both on and off the field.
Bulls utility player Elliot Johnson was named the Team MVP. In his fourth season in Durham, Johnson put together his best season leading the team with a .318 average, 134 hits and was second on the team with 30 stolen bases.
The 2010 Pitcher of the Year is right-hander Richard de los Santos. In his second season with the Bulls, de los Santos set the team’s Triple-A record for wins in a season with 14 while finishing second on the team with a 3.52 ERA and third in strikeouts with 90.
Chris Richard won the Team Spirit award. Richard has been a member of the Durham Bulls since 2007 and has played on four straight division winners, a Governors’ Cup and National Championship team. His leadership both on the field and in the clubhouse are an invaluable asset to this team.
The 2010 Community Involvement Award went to Durham Bulls relief pitcher Joe Bateman. Joe is in his second season with the Bulls and while he is having one of his finest seasons on the field, his participation in off-field events sets him apart. Whether it is visits to local hospitals, speaking to groups of children or recording public service announcements, Joe is always willing to help.
And finally, the local media gave their annual “Good Guy” Award to Bulls Manager Charlie Montoyo. Since 2005 the media has determined this award based on a player or coaches affability in dealing with the media.
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Thanks to DBBC’s Matt DeMargel for this capcom story & photo.