Alex Bregman hosts the Houston Sports Awards Hall of Fame Class of 2023

Nov 7, 2022; Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman (2) and second baseman Jose Altuve (27) celebrate with the 2022 Commissioner’s Trophy in the Houston Astros Championship Parade in Houston, Texas, USA. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Alex Bregman hosts the Houston Sports Awards Hall of Fame Class of 2023

Two-time World Champion Alex Bregman of the Houston Astros hosts a star-studded lineup to present the 2023 Houston Sports Awards, including three new members of the Houston Sports Hall of Fame.

Houston sports legends Elvin Hayes, Calvin Murphy, and Bruce Matthews will be inducted into the Houston Sports Hall of Fame on Wednesday evening, headlining the 2023 Houston Sports Awards.

The award show will be livestreamed on ABC13 Houston, with red carpet starting at 5:30 p.m. and the awards beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Houston Astros all-star third baseman Alex Bregman is the special guest host for the event, and he leads a who’s-who of Houston sports power on hand for the event. Astros owner Jim Crane, Astros manager Dusty Baker, seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens, no-hitter king Nolan Ryan, and two-time World Champion head coach of the Houston Rockets Rudy Tomjanovich are just a few of the big-time stars who will be present for the event.

Famed Houston businessman, noted philanthropist, and founder of Gallery Sports Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale, will be presenting Astros’ second baseman Jose Altuve with the 2023 Sportsmanship award. While noted for his high-profile promotions that gave purchasers free furniture if the Astros won the World Series, Mack also donated hundreds of mattresses during the World Series to charities that included military, veterans, and first responders.

Other candidates for awards being presented Wednesday evening include:

Athlete of the Year Candidates: Alex Bregman, Jeremy Peña, Yordan Alvarez, Justin Verlander.

Coach of the Year Candidates: Dusty Baker – Houston Astros, Genny Volpe – Rice women’s volleyball, Jon Kay – Galena Park North Shore High School football, Kelvin Sampson – University of Houston men’s basketball.

College Athlete of the Year Candidates: Fabian White – Houston Cougars men’s basketball, Kate Georgiades – Houston Cougars women’s volleyball, Marcus Sasser – Houston Cougars men’s basketball, Nathaniel Dell – Houston Cougars football.

Moment of the Year Candidates: Astros win World Series, Yordan Alvarez’s postseason HRs, Chas McCormick’s World Series Game 5 catch, Houston selected as 2026 World Cup host city.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Larry Dierker (Astros No. 49 retired, Astros Hall of Fame, first Astros 20-game winner, former Astros manager, and broadcaster)

Insperity Inspiration Award: Kari Miller-Ortiz (army veteran, gold medal-winning and two-time silver medal-winning Paralympic volleyball player, motivational speaker)

Executive of the Year Award: Jim Crane – Houston Astros owner

Congratulations to all of the candidates and winners!

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