2021 NOMINEES

Carl Coffee

The Wiffle®Ball Championship

2005: Lugnuts

2020: Sex Penguins

 

  • 2005 Third-Place Finish

 

Grant Duncan

The Wiffle®Ball Championship

2011-13: Ambassadors of Plastic

2014: I Love Bad Pitches 

2015: Goebelstein Concrete 

2016-20: Malort! I’ll Have Another

 

  • 2011 Champion of Wiffle®Ball

 

ORWBL

2016-18: Cabo Yabos 

2020: Mishawaka Meatspins

 

  • 2 All-Star Selections

  • .462 career batting average, 146 hits, 119 RBI, 86 HR

 

Alex Friedman

The Wiffle®Ball Championship

2011-18: Maple City Magic

2019: Maple City Magic OG

2020: Maple City Purple

 

  • 5 Hometown Cup Finals appearances (2017 Runners-Up)

 

ORWBL (Commissioner 2016-Present)

2011-2020: Maple City Magic

 

  • 4 World Series Championships (6 appearances)

  • 6-time American League Manager of the Year

  • 7 All-Star Selections

  • .407 career batting average, 468 hits (11th all-time), 385 RBI (9th all-time), 216 HR (9th all-time)

 

Danny Hernandez

The Wiffle®Ball Championship

2011: The Mega Powers

2012-20: Cult West Warriors

 

  • 4-time Champion of Wiffle®Ball (6 Hometown Cup Finals appearances)

 

ORWBL

2012-15: Cult West Warriors

2016-19: New Carlisle Newts

2020: Rolling Prairie Emery’s Army

 

  • 3 World Series Championships (4 appearances)

  • 5 All-Star Selections (2015 ASG MVP)

  • .475 career batting average, 532 hits (7th all-time), 427 RBI (8th all-time), 229 HR (8th all-time)

Koby Keck

The Wiffle®Ball Championship (Founder and Commissioner, 2005-Present)

2007-20: New Carlisle Newts

 

  • 3-time Champion of Wiffle®Ball (8 Hometown Cup Finals appearances)

 

ORWBL (Founder and Commissioner, 2007-2015)

2007-20: New Carlisle Newts

 

  • 3 World Series Championships (8 appearances)

  • 6 Manager of the Year awards

  • 14 All-Star Selections (2010 Home Run Derby Champion, 2 ASG MVPs)

  • Single season ERA record (1.52)

  • .466 career batting average, 730 hits (3rd all-time), 564 RBI (2nd all-time), 334 HR (4th all-time)

 

Tony Koch

The Wiffle®Ball Championship

2008: Team Infuego

2009-10: Rated RBI

2011: Wills Township Federalists

2012-13: Yhung Dipset

2016-17: Jet City Junkballers

2018-19: Son of a Pitch

2020: Billy Goats

 

  • 2010 Hometown Cup Finals

 

ORWBL

2010-13: Wills Township Federalists

2016-17: Jet City Junkballers

2018: Granger Panthers

 

  • 3 World Series appearances

  • 2011 National League MVP, 2017 American League MVP

  • 2011 National League Cy Young

  • 4 All-Star Selections

  • Single season record for hits (202)

  • .601 career batting average (1st all-time), 761 hits (1st all-time), 502 RBI (4th all-time), 347 HR (3rd all-time)

 

Zach Liberatore

The Wiffle®Ball Championship

2011-2018: Maple City Magic

 

  • 5 Hometown Cup Finals (2017 Runners-Up)

 

ORWBL

2011-2019: Maple City Magic

 

  • 3 World Series Championships (5 appearances)

  • 2013 American League MVP

  • 6 All-Star Selections (2013 Home Run Derby Champion)

  • .511 career batting average, 603 hits (6th all-time), 499 RBI (5th all-time), 305 HR (5th all-time)

 

Kevin May

The Wiffle®Ball Championship

2006: Rolling Carlisle Regulators

2007: Cornhole

2008: Wet Bandits

2010: LGD

2011: Chix with Stix

2012: Bump’s Bumpy Faces

2013: Habeas Corpus

2014-15, 17-20: Emery’s Army

 

  • 2013 Hometown Cup Finals

ORWBL

2007: Cornhole

2008, 10, 12: New Carlisle Newts

2009, 11, 13, 15, 17-18, 20: Rolling Prairie Emery’s Army

2019: Lynn Street Leprechauns

 

  • 2012 All-Star

  • .402 career batting average, 241 hits, 100 RBI, 27 HR

 

Andy Sieradzki

The Wiffle®Ball Championship

2011, 14-18, 19-20: Clutch Players

2012: Brokebat Mountain

2018: Granger Panthers

 

  • 5 Hometown Cup Finals (2018 and 2014 Finalist)

  • 2015 Home Run Derby Champion

 

ORWBL

2018: Granger Panthers

2020: Great Lakes Godfathers

 

  • 2018 National League Champion

  • 2020 All-Star Selection

  • .455 career batting average, 75 hits, 74 RBI, 46 HR

 

Griffin Smith

The Wiffle®Ball Championship

2014-2020: Granger Panthers

 

  • 2019 Champion of Wiffle®Ball (2 Hometown Cup Finals appearances)

 

ORWBL

2017-2020: Granger Panthers

 

  • 2018 National League Champion

  • 3 National League Cy Youngs

  • 4 All-Star Selections (2017 Home Run Derby Champion)

  • Single Season record for pitching wins (25)

  • .510 career batting average, 262 hits, 154 RBI, 99 HR

 

Matt Soos

The Wiffle®Ball Championship

2011: The Mega Powers

2012-20: Cult West Warriors

 

  • 4-time Champion of Wiffle®Ball (6 Hometown Cup Finals appearances)

 

ORWBL

2012-15: Cult West Warriors

2016-20: New Carlisle Newts

 

  • 3 World Series Championships (4 appearances)

  • 3 All-Star Selections

  • .432 career batting average, 344 hits (21st all-time), 221 RBI, 130 HR

 

 

Nick Thoman

The Wiffle®Ball Championship

2011-13: Ambassadors of Plastic

2014: I Love Bad Pitches

2016-20: Grandmother’s Quilt

 

  • 2011 Champion of Wiffle®Ball (3 Hometown Cup Finals appearances)

 

ORWBL

2016-18: Cabo Yabos

2020: Mishawaka Meatspins

 

  • 2020 All-Star Selection

  • .377 career batting average, 75 hits, 46 RBI, 27 HR

The Wiffle®Ball Championship is an official event of New Carlisle Hometown Days, Inc. Hometown Days is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing a fun-filled, family-oriented festival every July. The event weekend is a venue for many local churches, clubs, and other non-profit groups to conduct their biggest fundraisers of the year. All proceeds from The Championship help the Hometown Days committee in its effort to continue this summer tradition.

 

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