Mariners Tim Hevly Receives MLB Fishel Award for PR

We don’t like to toot our own horn too much on this blog, but for this, please forgive us for the following…

Since 1991, Major League Baseball has presented annually the Robert O. Fishel Award for PR Excellence during baseball’s winter meetings.  This evening in Orlando, FL, MLB announced that the Mariners’ Sr. Director of Baseball Information Tim Hevly is the recipient of the 2013 award, which is goes to the “active, non-uniformed representative of Major League Baseball whose ethics, character, dedication, service, professionalism and humanitarianism best represent the standards of Robert O. Fishel.”

Tim is in his 24th year in the Mariners organization.  He is currently responsible for all aspects of public and media relations as they relate to the Mariners on the field and our baseball operations.  He immediately wanted to share this award with the people he’s worked hand-in-hand with over the years, including his current partners in the baseball information department – Jeff Evans, Kelly Munro and Fernando Alcala.   

The award was created in 1981 and honors the late Bob Fishel, a PR executive with the Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns, New York Yankees and the American League office.  Fishel Award nominees are submitted by the 30 Major League Clubs and league officials. The nominees are voted upon by active past winners, MLB officials and the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

Hevly received his undergraduate degree in English from Whitman College in 1988 and obtained a Masters Degree in Athletic Administration from Seattle Pacific.

Mariners Vice President of Communications Randy Adamack was the Fishel Award winner in 2005.

Here is the official news release from Major League Baseball:

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