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2019 NABF Awards

By NABF Office Staff, 11/20/19, 1:30PM EST

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Man of the Year Award

Charles Avery, New City, NY

For his unselfish dedication and support of amateur baseball in the states of New York and New Jersey for the Rockland Baseball Association and the National Amateur Baseball Federation.

Man of the Year Award

Joe Clemente, New City, NY

For his unselfish dedication and support of amateur baseball for the Rockland Baseball Association and the National Amateur Baseball Federation youth baseball program.

Man of the Year Award

Paul Gutzman, Battle Creek, MI

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

 

Woman of the Year Award

Laurel-Anne Blasso, Arnold, MD

For her unselfish dedication and support of amateur baseball for the Maryland State Baseball Association Eddie Brooks League and the National Amateur Baseball Federation.

 

Ronald E. McMinn Award

Paul Wolf, Buffalo, NY

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

 

NABF Award of Merit

John Cannistra, West Islip, NY

To honor his dedication and his support of amateur baseball as well as his ability to sustain a continual operation of amateur baseball in the greater New York City area with the National Amateur Baseball Federation.

 

NABF John Benedict Sports Journalism Award

Jim Shovlin, Grabill, IN

For outstanding sports reporting in the greater Fort Wayne area, and specifically his coverage of local sporting events, including Fort Wayne Baseball Federation tournaments and events.