Pitch and Hit Club
honors JRW champs
Jackie Robinson West's United States Little League championship team will be honored with the Paul "Dizzy" Trout Ambassador's Award at the Pitch and Hit Club's 69th Annual Banquet Sunday, Jan. 25, at the Tinley Park Convention Center.
Head coach Darold Butler and assistants Jerry Houston and Jason Little will be joined by their title roster of Ed Howard, Marquis Jackson, Trey Hondras, Pierce Jones, coaches’ sons D.J. Butler and Josh Houston, Eddie King, Lawrence Noble, Prentiss Luster, Darion Radcliffe, Jaheim Benton, Cameron Bufford and Brandon Green.
Also receiving honors at the banquet, Chicago's longest-running off-season baseball dinner, will be WGN-TV production director Bob Vorwald. The Chicago Baseball Museum is presenting its Jerome Holtzman Award in recognition to service to the city's baseball history for Vorwald's "Wrigley 100" two-hour documentary aired last spring to mark Wrigley Field's centennial celebration.
Native Chicagoan Denny McLain, baseball's last 30-game winner in 1968, will appear to give out the Lou Boudreau Award. Guest speaker is Cubs radio color analyst Ron Coomer.
Tickets for the dinner can be ordered from Pitch and Hit Club Treasurer Bill Motluck at www.MotluckW@SBCGlobal.net or 708/805-1928.