Mizuno Brand Ambassador Shin Soo Choo Honored with Bob Feller Award
by Harper Cornell on January 20, 2011
Cleveland Indians Outfielder and Mizuno Brand Ambassador, Shin Soo Choo won the Bob Feller Man of the Year award given by Cleveland's chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of the America. The award recognizes the club's top player, which Choo won for the second straight season.
Choo hit .300 in 144 games played this year, with 22 homeruns and 90 RBI. He became just the third Indians player to win the Feller Award in back-to-back seasons, joining Mike Hargrove (1980 and 1981) and Carlos Baerga (1991 and 1992).
The Bob Feller Man of the Year award was created in 1946, and is named in honor of the Hall of Fame Pitcher for the Cleveland Indians. Feller, 92 years old, is the franchise leader in several categories, including wins. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962, his first year on the ballot.
Congratulations Shin Soo!