The Midwest League announced its nominees for five prestigious Minor League Baseball awards Tuesday.
The Fort Wayne TinCaps are nominated for the John H. Johnson President’s Award, which honors a “complete” baseball franchise that has demonstrated franchise stability and significant contributions to its community, league and the baseball industry.
For the second consecutive year, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers are nominated for the Larry MacPhail Promotional Award. The 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), and in media and other promotional materials.
The West Michigan Whitecaps are nominated for the John Henry Moss Community Service Award, which goes 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 Dayton Dragons are nominated for the Charles K. Murphy Patriot Award, which 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.
Dragons vice president of sponsor services, Brandy Guinaugh, is nominated for the Rawlings Woman Executive of the Year Award, which goes to a woman who has made outstanding contributions to her club, her league or to baseball.
The winners of these awards will be announced at the Baseball Winter Meetings in early December.