Kyle Schwarber honored with the Arthur and Milton Richman You Gotta Have Heart Award
Kyle Schwarber worked his way back to the field for The World Series after missing basically the entire regular season, NLDS and NLCS. Schwarber had a huge impact on the Cubs winning The Series. It was Schwarber that led off the 10th inning following the 17-minute rain delay.
Kyle Schwarber singled, Albert Almora Jr. ran and tagged up on Kris Bryant’s deep fly and scored the go-ahead run on Ben Zobrist’s double.
The Cubs added a big bat for the four games in Cleveland. And with Schwarber as the team’s designated hitter, the Cubs won three of the four games at Progressive Field.
Schwarber hit .412/.500/.471 with a double and a .971 OPS in The World Series. Schwarber was 7-for-17 in five games with two RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base.
Kyle Schwarber received the Arthur and Milton Richman You Gotta Have Heart Award from the New York Chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America for his performance in The World Series.
Jon Lester was named the postseason MVP and will receive the Babe Ruth Award. Schwarber and Lester will be honored at the annual dinner on Jan. 21.
Kyle Schwarber’s career numbers in October are just ridiculous. Schwarber has played in 14 postseason games and is 16-for-44 with a double and five home runs for a 1.178 OPS. Schwarber has a .364/.451/.727 slash line with eight runs scored, 10 RBI and seven walks.
Kyle Schwarber turns 24 in March.
Baseball’s award season begins Monday with the announcement of the finalists for this year’s BBWAA Awards. Kris Bryant, Jon Lester, Joe Maddon, and possibly Kyle Hendricks and Anthony Rizzo will be finalists for the top awards in Major League Baseball.
The Players Choice Awards will be announced Wednesday on MLB Network. Kyle Hendricks is a finalist for the Outstanding Pitcher Award in the NL. And Kris Bryant is in the running for the Outstanding Player of the Year Award in the National League.