Legend Award Winners
Joe and Bill founded the Tri-State Hot Stove Baseball League in 1993. They were teammates on the 1956 Evansville Braves, married local girls (sisters, in fact) and eventually settled in Evansville. Joe was a standout athlete at Memorial High School and Evansville College and later was a coach and administrator at Bosse High School. He passed away in 2000. Bill, a native of New Jersey, has spent most of his life in baseball. He was a scout for the Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, Kansas City A’s, Kansas City Royals and San Diego Padres. He also is a former college baseball coach and has served the Evansville Otters as a coach, interim manager and radio commentator.