Ryan Noda has proven to be one of the best additions that the Oakland Athletics made this last offseason. He is second on the team in fWAR, trailing only rookie Zack Gelof. His contributions are beyond the field though and he was named as the winner of the Catfish Hunter Award for the 2023 season prior to Saturday’s game.
Congratulations to Ryan Noda on being selected as the 2023 Catfish Hunter Award winner for exemplifying the competitive, inspirational, and courageous spirit of HOF pitcher Catfish Hunter! pic.twitter.com/6n1jJ4Wj38— Oakland A's (@Athletics) September 23, 2023
Noda is the first rookie to ever receive the honor.
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Kotsay explains what he wants to see from A's players across these final eight games: pic.twitter.com/6pZKYydDNn— A's on NBCS (@NBCSAthletics) September 23, 2023
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Noda adds on late.
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