First Chihuly-designed Hutch Award will go to Mark Loretta Jan. 25

 Dale Chihuly observes his team
Glass-blowing artist Dale Chihuly observes as his team puts together the new Hutch Award, "Cerulean Venetian with Sun Yellow Coils." Photo by Stephanie Cartier

Renowned artist Dale Chihuly (far right) has updated the annual Hutch Award in honor of the late baseball legend Fred Hutchinson. The blown-glass piece was created at Chihuly's boathouse studio on Lake Union in November.

The 2006 Hutch Award recipient, Mark Loretta, will be the first awardee to receive the Chihuly-designed piece when he attends the Hutch Award Luncheon on Jan. 25 at Safeco Field. Larger examples of the piece will be displayed at the Hutchinson Center and at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y.

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