JACKSON, MS (WDAM) - For only the second time in the award's history, Mississippi hardball fans will have the opportunity to take part in the voting for the C Spire Ferriss Trophy, which annually honors the Magnolia state's top college baseball player.
C Spire, along with the
(MSHOF), announced today that
will count for 10 percent of the 2015 Ferriss Trophy award. A 24-member panel of the state's college baseball coaches and Major League baseball scouts whose territory includes Mississippi will comprise the remaining 90 percent of the voting.
"This gives fans a chance to help recognize our state's top college baseball players," said Rick Cleveland, executive director of the MSHOF and co-sponsor of the award along with C Spire. "Major League Baseball lets fans choose infielders and outfielders for the All-Star game. Giving our fans, who are some of the most passionate in sports, the chance to have a voice will generate even more interest in an award that has become synonymous with Mississippi college baseball tradition."