The Low A Midwest League has announced its nominees for the 2018 Minor League Baseball postseason awards. The five prestigious awards include the Charles K. Murphy Patriot Award, John Henry Moss Community Service Award, the Larry MacPhail Award, the John H. Johnson President’s Award, and Rawlings Woman Executive of the Year Award. After nominees from all leagues are reviewed by the MiLB Awards Committee, recommendations are presented to the President and Executive Vice President of MiLB for final decision. Winners will be announced and presented with awards at the Baseball Winter Meetings in December.
The Charles K. Murphy Patriot Award is presented to a club or individual employed by a club for outstanding support of and engagement with the United States Armed Forces and veterans, both at the ballpark and in the community.
The John Henry Moss Community Service Award is presented to a club that demonstrates an outstanding, on-going commitment to charitable service, support and leadership within their local community and within the baseball industry.
The Larry MacPhail Promotional Award is presented to a club that demonstrated outstanding and creative marketing and promotional efforts within its community, its ballpark (including non-game day events), in media and other promotional materials.
The John H. Johnson President’s Award honors a “complete” baseball franchise that has demonstrated franchise stability, and significant contributions to its community, league, and the baseball industry.
The Rawlings Woman Executive of the Year Award is presented to a woman who has made outstanding contributions to her club, her league or baseball.
MWL President Dick Nussbaum commented, “I continue to marvel at the creativity and dedication of our Clubs in each of the areas these awards represent. This year’s award nominees succeeded out of a very competitive group of Clubs. I am very confident our MWL nominees should provide MiLB with great choices when making final decisions. Congratulations to our nominees and to all of our Clubs on a great 2018 season.”
The 2018 Midwest League Award Nominees:
Charles K. Murphy Patriot Award: DAYTON DRAGONS
John Henry Moss Community Service Award: KANE COUNTY COUGARS
Larry MacPhail Promotional Award: FORT WAYNE TINCAPS
John H. Johnson President’s Award: WISCONSIN TIMBER RATTLERS
Rawlings Woman Executive of the Year: TIFFANY WARDYNSKI, VP BASEBALL OPERATIONS & GAMEDAY EXPERIENCE, GREAT LAKES LOONS