Hargrove to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Hargrove to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Mike Hargrove will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award during the 17th Annual Greater Cleveland Sports Awards, presented by Medical Mutual and Huntington Bank, on Jan. 26.

The event will be held at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel Grand Ballroom, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. ET.

"Being recognized for your life's work is extraordinary," Hargrove said. "But when that recognition comes from the people that know you best, it is extremely humbling."

Hargrove played 12 seasons in the Majors, including seven with the Indians, and he later managed the Indians, Orioles and Mariners. He was 1,188-1,173 in his managerial career, leading the Indians to the 1995 and '97 American League pennants.

"Mike was traded to the Indians in June of 1979. He and Sharon [his wife] have made Cleveland their home ever since," Indians senior vice president of public affairs Bob DiBiasio said. "He spent 21 years in a Cleveland Indians uniform as a player, coach and two-time American League pennant-winning manager. For nearly 40 years, Grover has made a major impact on our city both on and off the ball diamond."

Cash Kruth is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @cashkruth. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.