Sunday, January 03, 2016

2016 Fred Hutch Winner Announced

He's in a different league and he plays on the other side of the country, but St Louis Cardinal pitcher, Adam Wainwright will be spotlighted in Seattle's Safeco Field on January 27th when he is named the 2016 Fred Hutchinson Award winner.   According to the Fred Hutchinson Center press release, Wainwright spends the off seasons working to supply food, water, and medical care to developing countries. 
The Fred Hutch award honors Seattle native Fred Hutchinson,  a local pitching star who went on to manage the Cincinnati Reds.  His career was cut short by cancer.    The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle was founded by Fred's brother, Dr Bill Hutchison. 
Hall Of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk, who played for the Boston Red Sox, and later for the Chicago White Sox, will be the keynote speaker.

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