Major League Baseball’s A-listers will take home 2013 GIBBY trophies — the ultimate honors of the industry’s awards season — based on votes by media, front-office personnel, MLB alumni, fans at MLB.com and the Society for American Baseball Research.
SABR members will help get to decide who had the best performances of the 2013 baseball season in the 12th annual MLB.com Greatness in Baseball Yearly Awards.
This year’s GIBBY Awards feature nominees in 22 categories. Individual honors will go to the MLB MVP, in addition to the year’s best Starting Pitcher, Hitter, Closer, Setup Man, Rookie, Breakout Hitter, Breakout Pitcher, Comeback Player, Defensive Player, Manager, Executive and Postseason Performer.
GIBBY trophies also will be awarded for the year’s top Play, Storyline, Hitting Performance, Pitching Performance, Oddity, Walk-off, Cut4 Topic, Regular-Season Moment and Postseason Moment, with video available via MLB.com’s Must C highlight reels.
All 30 clubs are represented among the award candidates. In fact, every team has multiple nominees in 2013 — a testament to the parity of talent around the game.
To cast your SABR vote in the 2013 GIBBYs:
2. Log in to your MLB.com account in the upper-right corner or register for a free account at MLB.com using your primary e-mail address on file with SABR. (See screenshot below for details.)
3. Vote for your top selections in any GIBBY category. The deadline to cast your SABR vote is 11:59 p.m. PST on Sunday, December 1. You can still cast a fan vote without logging in through the end of the public voting period on MLB.com.
SABR members will have the opportunity to play a key role in selecting the winners of the GIBBYs. The votes from SABR members will be equal to each of the other four categories.
- SABR members (20%)
- MLB.com fans (20%)
- Front office personnel (20%)
- Retired players (20%)
- Media (20%)
The winners will be announced at a reception at the annual Baseball Winter Meetings, which will be held December 9-12, 2013, in Orlando, Florida.