Golden Spikes Award by USA Baseball
The Golden Spikes Award is presented each year to the baseball player who exhibits exceptional athletic ability AND exemplary sportsmanship. Past winners of this prestigious award include current Major League Baseball stars Robin Ventura, Jason Varitek, Mark Kotsay and Phil Nevin, as well as 2001 winner Mark Prior of the Chicago Cubs.
For the previous thirty years, USA Baseball has honored the top amateur baseball player in the country with this award. The Golden Spikes Award is sponsored by the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA), underscoring the commitment of Major League Baseball players to the grassroots development of baseball programs, particularly for youth, around the world. Baseball Almanac is pleased to present each recipient of the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award.