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2017 NABF Awards

By NABF Office Staff, 09/28/17, 12:00PM EDT

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Man of the Year Award

Mike Rupert, Battle Creek, MI

For his unselfish dedication and support of amateur baseball for the South Michigan Amateur Baseball Association and the Battle Creek NABF Blackburn Major Division World Series.

Man of the Year Award

Ike Ranger, Battle Creek, MI

For his unselfish dedication and support of amateur baseball for the South Michigan Amateur Baseball Association and the Battle Creek NABF Blackburn Major Division World Series.

 

Woman of the Year Award

Nancy Mikos, Canfield, OH

For her unselfish dedication and support of amateur baseball for the Youngstown Class B Baseball League and the Struthers NABF Sophomore Division and Senior Division World Series.

Woman of the Year Award

Chelsey Labadie, Toledo, OH

For her unselfish dedication and support of amateur baseball for the Greater Toledo Sports Foundation and the Toledo NABF Junior Division and College Division World Series.

 

Ronald E. McMinn Award

Presented to: Sam Hamstra, Jr., Downers Grove, IL

To honor his significant contributions, lifelong dedication and unselfish support of amateur baseball in his community, and the promotion and perpetuation of the Chicago Suburban Baseball League and the National Amateur Baseball Federation.

 

NABF Award of Merit

Presented to: Jim Kosmerick, Grand Blanc, MI

To honor his dedication and service for his support of amateur baseball throughout the state of Michigan, as well as his ability to sustain a continual operation of amateur baseball at the College and Major levels through the National Amateur Baseball Federation.

 

NABF John Benedict Sports Journalism Award

Presented to: Art Frith, Nashville, MI

For outstanding photographic coverage of the NABF Major Division World Series, as well as for his photography of local sporting events in the greater Battle Creek area.