The 2016 Pitch and Hit Club Awards Banquet was held at the Tinley Park Convention Center on Sunday Jan 31, 2016. We experienced a near capacity crowd highlighted by the award winner presentations, the autograph tables, and a nice assortment of memorabilia for our guests. We want to thank all that came out to share the great night at the 70th annual banquet.

Award Recipients and Honorees

  • Major League Player of the Year: Curtis Granderson, New York Mets
  • Pitch and Hit Club Hall of Fame Inductee: Pat Hughes, Chicago Cubs Radio Announcer
  • MLB Comback Player of the Year: Nate Jones, Chicago White Sox
  • Bo Jackson Courage Award: Megan Bugg
  • Harry Caray Sportscaster of the Year Award: Tom Shaer
  • Nick Kamzic Scout of the Year Award: Derek Lee
  • Mary Francis Veeck Woman of the Year Award: Heather Mills
  • Paul “Dizzy” Trout Ambassador Award: Kirby Smith
  • Chicago Area Minor League Player of the Year: Eric Aguilera
  • Len DiForte Amateur Baseball Service Award: Greg Blaesing of Rhino Baseball
  • Charlie Hum Club Service Award: Steve Spielman
  • College Player of the Year Award: Cory Ray
  • Jerome Holtzman Chicago Baseball Museum Award: Phil Bedella
  • Presidents Award: John Trautwein
  • Major League Coach of the Year: John Mallee, Chicago Cubs Hitting Coach

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