The Midwest League recently announced its nominees for four Minor League Baseball postseason awards: the John Henry Moss Community Service Award, the Larry MacPhail Promotional Award, the John H. Johnson President’s Award, and the Rawlings Woman Executive of the Year Award.
The Midwest League nominees are the Great Lakes Loons for the John Henry Moss Community Service Award; the Fort Wayne TinCaps for the Larry MacPhail Promotional Award; the West Michigan Whitecaps for the John H. Johnson President’s Award; and Debra Maier, director of food and beverage for the Cedar Rapids Kernels, for the Rawlings Woman Executive of the Year Award.
Here are descriptions of each award, from the Midwest League’s press release about its nominees:
The John Henry Moss Community Service Award is presented to a club that demonstrates an outstanding, ongoing 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), its 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 to baseball.
Winners will be announced and presented with awards at the Baseball Winter Meetings.
The Midwest League also announced that Joe Hart, president of the South Bend Silver Hawks, won the MWL Executive of the Year Award. The award is presented to “an individual who has had a successful season in the areas of leadership, attendance accomplishments, marketing initiatives, promotions, stadium projects/enhancements, game day and non-game day events, community/charity involvement and overall baseball operations.”