Hoenecke Named Winner Of Dodger Pride Award
July 12, 2012
MILWAUKEE - Former University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee baseball player Paul Hoenecke was honored by the Los Angeles Dodgers earlier this week when they announced the June winners of the "Dodger Pride Awards".
A player and pitcher from each level of the Dodgers organization are selected each month and Hoenecke was honored as the player for the Rookie-level Arizona Dodgers.
The press release noted the following:
Hoenecke collected hits in all eight of his June games, hitting .400 (14-for-35) with four doubles, a triple, two homers and 12 RBI. The 22-year-old opened his career with a bang, going 4-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and four RBI in his professional debut on June 21 against the Brewers. Hoenecke was the Dodgers' 24th-round selection in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
According to the team website, the "Dodger Pride Awards" were created in 2008 by General Manager Ned Colletti, and are given on a monthly basis to the players at each level of the club's minor league system who play the game with a hustling, smart, aggressive style. The players and staff on each respective club vote for the awards.