2005 * Aaron Cook ** Came back after surgery in 2004 to remove blood clots from both lungs
1970 Tony Conigliaro
Mike Lowell - Florida Marlins
Eric Davis, Baltimore Orioles
2003 * Jim Mecir ** Born with two club feet
* Bret Saberhagen, Came back from serious shoulder injuries
Jason Johnson , Baltimore Orioles Graeme Lloyd, Montreal Expos
Tied between: Kent Mercker, Anaheim Angels Tony Saunders, Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Spamalot won the Tony for Best Musical in 2005.
The 2005 Best Direction of a Play Tony went to Doug Hughes. He received the award for his direction of Doubt.
* Dewon Brazelton, Underwent reconstructive knee surgery and Tommy John surgery before graduating from high school
The 2005 Best Original Score Tony went to Adam Guettel. He received the award for the score of The Light in the Piazza.
The 2005 Best Direction of a Musical Tony went to Mike Nichols. He received the award for his direction of Monty Python's Spamalot.