Jake Taylor Award
Raul Ibanez - Raul ended up going 5-for-12 in the series, and only one of those hits was a single. He hit a home run in Game 1, and another homer in Game 3. Although he didn't go deep in the middle game of the series, Ibanez did hit a couple of doubles.
Dewayne Wise - Wise actually started all three games in the series, but could only go 0-for-8. That's bad enough, but Dewayne also struck out 4 times.
Rick Vaughn Award
Andy Pettitte - He wasn't quite spectacular in his first outing, but this time around we saw how dominant the man can still be. In the first game of the series Andy threw 8 innings, giving up 0 runs on 4 hits and a walk, while striking out 9.
Ivan Nova - Although Boone Logan's performance in Sunday's rubber match was pretty bad, I couldn't ignore another poor start from Ivan Nova. In his last start on the 14th, Ivan gave up 5 runs in 5.1 innings. On Saturday Nova gave up 5 runs again, but went 6 innings. So I guess that's an improvement.
The awards are named after one of the best baseball movies of all time... Major League.
Jake Taylor Award - Awarded to the most valuable position player. Named after the hard-nose veteran catcher that, despite making the league minimum, was the heart and soul of the 1989 American League East winning Cleveland Indians.
Gentry Award - Awarded to the least valuable position player. Named after the very first man cut from the 1989 Cleveland Indians, #47 Gentry. A man so insignificant he wasn't even given a first name.
Rick Vaughn - Awarded to the best pitcher in the series. This one is, of course, named after the "Wild Thing". The man that made Clu Haywood look silly in the division deciding game.
Kelner Award - Awarded to the worst pitcher in the series. Named after the Opening Day starter for the '89 Indians. Not a good game for Mr. Kelner, as Indians' announcer Harry Doyle famously quipped "thank God" after Kelner left the game. And yet another bad player without a first name.