Kansas City Royal designated hitter Billy Butler has been chosen to receive the 47th Annual Fred Hutchinson Award. The award goes to the Major League Baseball player who best exemplifies the competitive spirit of the late Fred Hutchinson, a Seattle native and former Cincinnatti Reds manager. The award will be presented at the annual luncheon at Safeco Field. Baseball legend Cal Ripkin, Jr will keynote the ceremony. The luncheon will raise money for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.