210 S. Michigan Street - Fifth Floor, South Bend, IN 46601 • 574-532-1221 • midwestleague.To the Millions of Midwest League Fans:
I am thrilled to begin my 4th season as Midwest League President. Each day I realize
how lucky I am to have the privilege of working with our 16 teams who are the best Minor League Baseball. We have consistently exceeded 4 million fans coming though
Midwest League Park gates each season. Therefore, I have the luxury of welcoming
our fans in a way which highlights the fact each of you are not only “1 in a million”,1 in 4 million!!!
The success of the Midwest League does not happen by accident. Each time I visit parks around the League I find smiling faces, families holding hands and laughing entertainment, and cheering the play on the field. This affordable opportunity each our Clubs provide to our fans is done with a welcoming smile and a true desire to you all as valued guests.
What makes me most proud is how our Clubs are excellent corporate citizens and year either lead or are among the top 2 or 3 Leagues in Charitable Contributions of Minor League Baseball. In fact, more than a dollar per ticket goes back to worthy in each of our cities. For this philanthropy I thank our Clubs and fans.
We had a great 2017 Championship Season with the Whitecaps maintaining the best
record for a Minor League Team, the TinCaps fielding the youngest team in Minor
League Baseball and making it to the final Championship Series, and our Astros affiliate
Quad Cities River Bandits winning it all, just like the parent Club in Houston.
So, saddle up, and get ready for another exciting season in the Midwest League; 2018 be the best ever! A new set of players and teams will be thrilling our fans April through
September. Don’t miss an opportunity to take in a Midwest League game, as you’ll
experience a lifetime of memories. Play Ball!!!
Richard A. Nussbaum, II, President
Minor League Baseball selected Midwest League President Dick Nussbaum as the recipient of
the 35th annual Warren Giles Award, which honors outstanding service as a league president.
The Warren Giles Award has been presented annually since 1984 and is named for the long-time
baseball executive who served as the National League president from 1951 to 1969. Nuss-baum
received his award at the Baseball Winter Meetings Banquet on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018 at
the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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