Published July 16 2010
NL announces Roger Maris AwardThe Northern League announced on Thursday the creation of the Roger Maris Award.
The award will be given for the first time in 2010 to the player that best enhances and promotes the reputation of the Northern League with integrity, sportsmanship, character and community involvement.
A Fargo Shanley graduate, Maris played in the Northern League in 1953 as a member of the Fargo-Moorhead Twins. He earned back-to-back American League MVP awards with the New York Yankees is 1960 and 1961.