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Roy Hobbs Hall of Fame updates
By GLENN MILLER
Roy Hobbs Baseball
August 2018 – The Roy Hobbs Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2018 includes 8 members, 5 men who are going in on the basis of their managing and organizational wizardry and 3 outstanding players.
The managers/organizers: Joe Adams, Jim Corte, Paul Doucette, Steve Eddy, and Rich Knight.
The players: Rob Fester, Rick Scheetz and Mike Shevlin.
David McLaughlin was named the Brian Mullen Ambassador of Baseball recipient.
The men will be honored at the Roy Hobbs Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Nov. 10 at Ron Dao’s Sports Grill on McGregor Blvd, just north of the intersection where McGregor turns into San Carlos en route to Fort Myers Beach. Tickets are $45; proceeds of the banquet go to the Roy Hobbs Foundation.
The Roy Hobbs Hall of Fame is now populated with 69 honorees. The Wall of Fame at the Player Development Complex, home of Roy Hobbs Baseball, will be updated prior to the World Series.
July 2018 – The nominees for the 2018 Roy Hobbs Hall of Fame induction class have been submitted and vetted by our board of Trustees. The next step is for the RH HoF members themselves to vote. We will be sending that ballot out very soon.
March 2018 – The Roy Hobbs Hall of Fame Trustees have established additional guidelines for HoF nominees, added requirements on the nomination form and refined the process to follow in handling nominations.
Among the guidelines is a requirement that nominees have a minimum of 15 years active participation in Roy Hobbs Baseball.
New nomination requirements include a mandatory 4 references to go along with the nominator, and each must be willing to work with the Trustees in filling out background on nominees and answering questions about the nominee.
The election process was also overhauled with more hands-on involvement by the Trustees on the individual nominations. Click here for a look at that process.
Sea Otter Festival
July 2018 – The fourth rendition of the Sea Otter Festival was held in Monterey, California, June 30-July 2.
The Sea Otter, hosted by Joel Weinstein, has 3 divisions: 45+, 55+ and 63+. All divisions will allow teams to carry as many as 5 underage players. Underage players must be 42, 51 and 60 in their respective divisions during the calendar year but cannot pitch. Exception: Any players who turn 45, 55 & 63 during this calendar year may pitch.
There will be 3 pool games Saturday-Sunday, with playoffs starting Sunday afternoon and championship games on Monday.
Gateway City Baseball Bash
June 2018 – 7 teams competed in the inaugural Gateway City Baseball Bash, a new Roy Hobbs event scheduled Memorial Day weekend on fields in and around the St. Louis area. Several games will be played at GCS BallPark, home of the Gateway City Grizzlies of the Frontier League.
There were 2 divisions, 45s and 60s. No underage players are allowed in either division. The schedule calls for 2 games Saturday, 2 Sunday and championship games on Monday.
RH Baseball Bat guidelines updated
March 2018 – The Roy Hobbs Bat Guidelines have been updated to reflect research on Baum Bats and 4 DeMarini products.
All of the newly approved bats have been approved by Minor League Baseball for use in short-season and independent leagues, an experiment in 2018.
For a look at RH Bat Guidelines, click on this link: Rules and Guidelines
Sunshine Classic champions
February 2018 – Seven champions were crowned the 7th edition of the Sunshine Classic in February. 62 teams in 7 divisions competed.
• Classics 60s Champions – St. Louis Cardinals
• Family Ties Champions – Crosstown Traffic
• Legends 50s Champions – Northampton Knights
• Masters 45+ Champions – Carolina Indians
• Veterans 35+ American Div. Champions – Tallahassee Tomahawks
• Veterans 35+ National Div. Champions – Sugar Kings
• Vintages 65+ Champions – All Star Baseball Academy 65s
For more information on these champions, click here: Sunshine Classic 2018 Champions
The 2019 Sunshine Classic will expand to 4 weeks, with the 35s and 45s divisions each having their own weekend, and Roy Hobbs will add a 70s division with a maximum of 4 teams to play along side the Family Ties division.
More details to come.
2017 RHWS champions
November 2017 – 22 championships were determined during the 2017 Roy Hobbs World Series, the 29th overall World Series and 25 contested in Lee County, Florida.
AAAA – Stars Baseball Academy, Fort Wayne, Indiana
AAA – Jet Box, Lansing, Michigan
AA – Glass City Black Sox, Toledo, Ohio
** AAAA – Orlando Brewers, Orlando, Florida
AAA – Glory Days, Jupiter, Florida
AA – Carolina Thunder, Wilmington, North Carolina
** A – Chicago Colts, Chicago, Illinois
B – Kodak Reds, Seiverville, Tennessee
** AAAA – Border City Brewers, Windsor, Ontario
AAA – St. Louis Patriots, St. Louis, Missouri
AA – Bahama Breeze Islanders, Fort Myers, Florida
A – Rhode Island Waves, Providence, Rhode Island
AAAA – Minnesota Bees, Minneapolis-St. Paul
AAA – Youngstown A2Z, Youngstown, Ohio
AA – Kansas City Blues, Kansas City, Kansas
A – Midwest Nine, Springfield, Illinois
** AAAA – Sacramento Solons, Sacramento, California
AAA – Minnesota Bees, Minneapolis-St. Paul
AA – Baltimore Baseball Club, Baltimore, Maryland
AAA – San Diego Padres, San Diego, California
AA – New England Red Sox, Carmel, California
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AA – San Diego Padres, San Diego, California
** — championship games were televised.
For more information on the 2017 results Click Here