The Midwest League recently announced its nominees for Minor League Baseball’s postseason awards.
The Fort Wayne TinCaps were nominated for the John Henry Moss Community Service Award, which is presented to a club that demonstrates an outstanding, ongoing commitment to charitable service, support and leadership within its local community and within the baseball industry.
The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers were nominated for the Larry MacPhail Promotional Award, which 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 South Bend Cubs were nominated for the John H. Johnson President’s Award, which honors a “complete” baseball franchise that has demonstrated franchise stability, and made significant contributions to its community, league, and the baseball industry.
Burlington Bees assistant general manager Kim Parker was nominated for the Rawlings Woman Executive of the Year Award, which is presented to a woman who has made outstanding contributions to her club, her league, or to baseball.
After nominees from all minor leagues are reviewed by the MiLB Awards Committee, recommendations are presented to the president and executive vice president of MiLB for final decisions. Winners will be announced and presented with awards at the Baseball Winter Meetings.
In addition to the MiLB award nominees, the Midwest League also announced that TinCaps president Mike Nutter is the 2015 MWL Executive of the Year. This is the third time Nutter received the award, also winning in 2004 and 2009.
Nutter is the second person in league history to receive the honor three or more times. The other was five-time winner Ed Holtz of the Fox Cities/Appleton Foxes (now the Timber Rattlers).