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Nussbaum new Midwest League president

Midwest LeagueA transition to note for the new year: Dick Nussbaum is now president of the Class A Midwest League, succeeding longtime leader George Spelius.

Nussbaum, a native of Pittsburgh, Pa, is a 1974 graduate of the University of Notre Dame (and starting center fielder all four years for the Irish baseball team under Jake Kline) and a 1977 graduate of the Notre Dame Law School. He’s served as general counsel for the league since 1993 and secretary since 2009; he’ll also continue in those roles as well. Spelius served as president of the league since 1987.

Dick and Mary Pat reside in South Bend, Indiana, and the league office is now located there.

“I am extremely honored by the trust the Board and Clubs of the Midwest League have placed in me,” he said. “George Spelius has left this League in great shape and I know with the quality of ownership in our League we will continue to be leaders in providing outstanding service to our fans and the best opportunity for the young stars of tomorrow in their development as players.”

Spelius was also elected President Emeritus in recognition of the crucial role he has played in the success of the Midwest League and will continue to serve the Midwest League as the Director of Umpire Development.

Holly Voss will maintain her role as league administrator and will continue to work out of a satellite League office in Beloit, Wisconsin.

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