Giants shortstop Omar Vizquel voted for Mike Matheny in 2005 and said on MLB.com, "We're all in this together, and I just love the guys that go out there every day and try to give your best." Matheny voted for Vizquel in 2005 and said, "Watching him go out there was motivating for me. To be on the same field as him was an honor for me."
A breakdown by position of Willie Mac Award winners: eight pitchers, four first basemen, four second basemen, seven catchers, three center fielders, three shortstops, two right fielders, one outfielder, one third baseman and one left fielder.
Did you know that Mike Krukow (1985 & 1986), J.T. Snow (1997 & 2004) and Bengie Molina (2007 & 2008) are the only 2-time recipients of a Willie Mac Award?