The Bulls’ 2013 Goodmon Award and International League Postseason Award winners, including Manager of the Year Charlie Montoyo and IL’s Most Valuable Pitcher J.D. Martin.
As the Bulls 2013 regular season winds down, the team has already earned the International League’s South Division Title and is looking towards the Governor’s Cup Playoffs. The season end is also a time for award presentations. Bulls’ Pitcher J.D. Martin is the league’s Pitcher of the Year, and Bulls skipper Charlie Montoyo clinched the Manager of the Year honors. The Bulls also presented their annual Goodmon Awards at the final home game of the regular season.
“This may be the best team in the 111-year-history of the Durham Bulls franchise. To say that, a lot of guys need to be having career seasons and that’s certainly the case,” said DBBC Director of Marketing Scott Carter. “For Charlie Montoyo (Manager of the Year) and J.D. Martin (Most Valuable Pitcher) to be recognized with these major postseason awards, it goes to show just how dominant the Bulls have been in 2013. They’re ready for the playoffs and so are we.”
Martin and Montoyo won their top honors selected by the International League’s managers, coaches, media and club representatives. The IL has also named the Bulls’ Vince Belnome their Postseason All-Star Team, and the Bulls’ earned a berth as the league’s top utility player.
Find out more about their season stats and honors here:
The Bulls handed out their own to honors prior to the Tuesday, August 27th, game against the Charlotte Knights. Strayer University sponsored the awards ceremony for the 20th Annual Goodmon Awards, which are named for CBC President & CEO Jim Goodmon. The awards acknowledge Bulls players for their contributions to the success of the team both on and off the field.
And the 20th Annual Goodmon Award Winners are:
- Most Valuable Player – Leslie Anderson (selected MVP for the second straight season)
- Co-Pitchers of the Year – J.D. Martin and Kirby Yates (the first time the Pitcher of the Year Award has been given to two pitchers)
- Team Spirit Award – Shelly Duncan
- Community Service Award – Matt Buschmann
Find out more about the Goodmon Awards and these well-deserving recipients here:
The Durham Bulls played their last home game of the season on Tuesday, August 27th. The finish their championship season at the Norfolk Tides on Labor Day and then return home to begin the Governor’s Cup Championship Playoffs at the DBAP on September 4 and 5. Tickets are available at durhambulls.com, by phone at 919.956.BULL, and at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park box office.
Thanks to the Durham Bulls for these capcom photos.