Tip O'Neill Award

The Canadian Baseball Player Who Best Exemplifies the Highest Ideals

The Tip O'Neill Award is presented annually by the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame to the Canadian born ballplayer judged to have excelled in individual achievement and team contribution while adhering to baseball's highest ideals.

The Tip O'Neill Award was created by the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and first presented in 1984. It is named after James Tip O'Neill, one of the first Canadian super stars in Major League Baseball.

"Our philosophy is simply that we do what we do for the team - the 'me' part doesn't enter the equation. That being said, I'm more than happy to receive this honor and anytime you put my name next to Larry Walker's you go right ahead." - Justin Morneau (Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Press Release, 12/15/2006)

Tip O'Neill Award

Tip O'Neill Award

By The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

Year

Player Name (Quantity)
Position
Team | Roster

1984

Right Fielder

1985

Pitcher

1986

Center Fielder
Ventura Gulls / Knoxville Smokies

1987

Left Fielder

1988

Designated Hitter

1989

Pitcher

1990

Right Fielder

1991

Daniel Brabant (1)

Pitcher
Canada National Baseball Team

1992

Right Fielder

1993

Left Fielder

1994

Right Fielder

1995

Right Fielder

1996

Pitcher

1997

Right Fielder

1998

Right Fielder

1999

Pitcher

2000

Pitcher

2001

Third Baseman
Right Fielder

2002

Pitcher
Right Fielder

2003

Pitcher

2004

Left Fielder

2005

Left Fielder

2006

First Baseman

2007

Catcher

2008

First Baseman

2009

Left Fielder
2010
First Baseman
2011
Pitcher
First Baseman
2012
First Baseman
2013
First Baseman
2014
First Baseman
2015
First Baseman
2016
First Baseman
2017
First Baseman
2018
Pitcher
2019
Pitcher

2020

Not Yet Announced (11-2020)

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Year

Player Name (Quantity)

Position
Team | Roster

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Justin Mourneau , the 2006 recipient, said, "I used to pretend I was Larry Walker batting whiffle balls around my backyard, versus getting into mischief or wasting my time doing other dumb things. If I can influence some Canadian kids to do something wholesome like that by being a role model, that would be the best thing about winning this award."
A Tip O'Neill Award breakdown of recipients by positions played: eleven pitchers, eleven right fielders, eleven first basemen, six left fielders, one center fielder, one designated hitter, one third baseman and one catcher.
Did you know that the Tip O'Neill Award is literally named after outfielder Tip O'Neill a 19th century star that finished his Major League career with a .335 batting average and hit .485 in 1887?
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