Hillsborough County Commissioners established the Wade Boggs Athletic Achievement Award in 2005 to recognize outstanding athletic, academic, and community service achievements of a high school baseball player or team.
The award is named in honor of Baseball Hall of Fame member and 12-time All-Star, Wade Boggs, who has been a resident of the Tampa Bay area since he was a boy. He played for the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees before finishing his career back at home with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He is a Plant High School graduate, a Wharton High School coach, and a resident of Hillsborough County.
Boggs accumulated an astounding 3,010 hits during his 18-year career in Major League Baseball. He reached base safely in 80 percent of his 2,432 career games. Boggs' additional MLB career statistics include:
- 1,513 runs
- 578 doubles
- 61 triples
- 118 home runs
- 1,014 runs batted in (RBI)
- .328 batting average
Nominations for the 2021 Wade Boggs Athletic Achievement Award are now being accepted! The deadline for nominations is at 5 PM on Thursday, April 22.
The award presentation is planned for May 19.
For more information or questions, please contact William Yelverton with Hillsborough County Communications & Digital Media at (813) 309-5756.
|Year||Winner||High School||Honorable Mentions|
||Award not given due to coronavirus pandemic||N/A
||Christian Suarez (SR)||Leto High School
||Cade Shissler and Brennan Hyde|
|2018||Parker Messick (JR)||Plant City High School||Franco Aleman and Evan Watts|
|2017||Drew Ehrhard (SR)||Wharton High School||Robby Martin and Jonah Scolaro|
|2016||Peyton Woble (SR)||Alonso High School||Matthew Steckle and Mason Strickland|
|2015||Nelson Maldonado (SR)||Jefferson High School||Peyton Woble and Mark Moclair|
|2014||Donald "Bubby" Terp (SR)||King High School||Stephen Chamblee and Matthew Collado|
|2013||Pete Alonso (SR)||H.B. Plant High School||Oscar Mercado and Brett Morales|
|2012||Hayden Michael Kelley (SR)||Gaither High School||Christian Diaz|
|2011||Brandon Sinjin Sato (SR)||King High School||Tanner Anderson and Emilio Ogando|
|2010||Peter Miller (SR)||Cambridge Christian School||John Taylor Freeman and Daniel Gibson|
|2009||Jay Laurienzo (SR)||Hillsborough High School||Robert Benincasa and Mychal Givens|
|2008||Alex Panteliodis (SR)||Alonso High School||Taed Moses and Preston Tucker|
|2007||Tommy Toledo (SR)||Alonso High School||Garrett Cox and Jonathan Koscso|
|2006||Ryan McCurdy (SR)||H.B. Plant High School||Mathew Kipp and Caleb Payne|