1974 Andy Messersmith Rawlings Big Stick Pro Player of the Year Award
Here is the rare Rawlings "Big Stick Award" that was awarded to Andy Messersmith in 1974. 18" tall, this award consists of three bats standing on a wooden home plate. The bats hold the plague on top that says "Rawlings Big Stick Award." The plaque on the bottom says "74 - Pro Player Of The Year - Andy Messersmith." As the Dodgers won the National League pennant in 1974, Messersmith won a league-leading 20 games with only 6 losses in 292 1/3 innings of work. He had a 2.59 ERA and 221 strikeouts (second in the league). He was the starting pitcher in the All-Star Game, second in Cy Young voting (behind Dodgers teammate Mike Marshall), and a Gold Glove recipient. Trophy has evidence of repairs with glue noticeable on the plaques, but is in EX overall condition.
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