Nussbaum officially takes over as MWL president

Richard Nussbaum II officially took over as president of the Midwest League on January 1, succeeding George Spelius.

Nussbaum has served as general counsel for the league since 1993, and as league secretary since 2009. The South Bend attorney will continue to serve in those roles in addition to carrying out his new duties as league president.

The league’s main office is in South Bend now. The Beloit office remains open as a satellite location where league administrator Holly Voss continues to work.

Spelius had served as president of the Midwest League since 1987. He now holds the title of president emeritus and will continue to serve the league as director of umpire development.

“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,” Nussbaum said in a press release.

New Midwest League baseballs bear the signature of Richard Nussbaum II, who took over as league president on January 1. (WSBT-TV photo)

ADDENDUM: For more about the change in Midwest League leadership, I recommend reading this article by MiLB.com’s Benjamin Hill.

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