Every season the New York Yankees honor their most valuable player and pitcher in the Minor League System with the Kevin Lawn Award. The Kevin Lawn Award is in honor of former New York Yankees’ Vice President Jack Lawn’s son, Kevin.
Former Tampa Yankee RHP Shane Greene was named Pitcher of the Year for the 2013 season as he lead the franchise in the wins and innings pitched columns. Greene was also third for the most strikeouts with his impressive 137 K’s. He began the 2013 season with the Tampa Yankees boasting good statistics which included 12 strikeouts in one outing that secured him a spot in the 2013 Florida State League All-Star Game. Shortly after he was promoted to Double- A Trenton where he continued to shine. Greene helped lead the Thunder to the Eastern League Championship and finalized the seasons with a 3.18 ERA along with an 8-4 record in Trenton.
First baseman Greg Bird was named Minor League Player of the 2013 Season in the Yankees Organization. Bird spent the season with the Class A Charleston RiverDogs where he maintained a .288 batting average along with 20 homers and 84 RBIs. Bird will most likely be promoted to the Tampa Yankees this upcoming season as he continues his journey toward the Bronx.
Both Shane Greene and Greg were presented with the Kevin Lawn Awards on Friday night at George M. Steinbrenner Field during pre-game ceremonies as the New York Yankees hosted the Pittsburgh Pirates.