Visionary Award – The visionary award is given to a person who has exemplified and demonstrated a desire to advance the multi-discipline sports medicine model. They have recognized the distinct contribution of each and every component discipline, realizing that the best patient outcomes are achieved by the sum of those contributions.
Joe Torre – 2017 PBCS Visionary Award· Hall of Famer Joe Torre is Major League Baseball’s Chief Baseball Officer.· A MLB manager for 29 seasons, ranks fifth all-time with 2,326 managerial wins.· Two-time A.L. Manager of the Year.· Led the New York Yankees to four World Series Championships as manager.
Paul Lessard – 2016 PBCS Visionary Award· Head Athletic Trainer in MLB since 1997.· Won World Series with both the Arizona Diamondbacks (2001) and Boston Red Sox (2007).
Mark Letendre – 2015 PBCS Visionary Award· Selected by the Baseball Office of the Commissioner to develop and oversee the first comprehensive athletic health care program for the Major League umpires on October 15, 1999.· Served as a Head Athletic Trainer in MLB for 18 years.· Honored with the prestigious PBATS President’s Distinguished Service Award.· Named to serve as the National League athletic trainer at the 1987 and 1994 MLB All-Star Games