When Mark Prior won the Dick Howser Trophy in 2001 he said, "The Dick Howser Award is a very prestigious and coveted award. I was humbled and honored to be the recipient of this award in 2001. My education has been very important to me and this is one of the few awards that recognizes scholastic achievement in addition to on-field performance. The award was the pinnacle of my collegiate career."
On the official website for the Dick Howeser Trophy (link) they have the following description of the award and Dick Howser himself:
The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce ® is the founder and owner of The Dick Howser Trophy™. Dick Howser was a famous baseball player from Florida State and went on to manage the New York Yankees and led the Kansas City Royals to the World Series Championship in 1985. He died of cancer in 1987 at the young age of 51. His life contribution was so much more than baseball. He is quite a legend in his outstanding character as well as his accomplishments.
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