Gordon joins Jamie Moyer and Raúl Ibañez as the third Mariner to receive the Hutch Award.
While the Mariners aren’t expected to do a lot on the field if baseball returns this season, they may have one of the best clubhouses in the game in terms of personality. At the core of that is Dee Gordon, who enters his third—and possibly last—year in Seattle.
Since Gordon’s arrival in 2018 following a trade from the Miami Marlins, the now 32-year-old Gold Glove second baseman immediately became—and has remained—one of the leading voices in a clubhouse that has significantly and rapidly changed over the past couple of years. Gordon’s energetic personality and commitment to his craft has been second to none, inspiring many young ball players that have come through the systems of the organizations he’s been a part of.
The leadership, dedication, and passion Gordon has displayed through the entirety of his career hasn’t gone unnoticed and is finally being recognized in a big way. Today, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center announced that Gordon is the recipient of this year’s Hutch Award, an honor given to those that not only pour their heart on the field, but off it as well.
Gordon has focused most of his efforts on helping children and families impacted by domestic violence through his Flash of Hope program after his mother was shot and killed by her partner when Gordon was a young boy. He has also been a key figure in supporting the Food for the Hungry and Striking Out Poverty initiatives, as well as COVID-19 relief.
For more information on the Fred Hutchinson Award or how to donate and support the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, visit their website.