BRENDAN GRANT SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD GIVEN AT 2002 BABE RUTH
Award given to Luke Prihoda from Weimar, Texas, and
Ryan Mack from Stamford, Connecticut
Ceremony held on Saturday, August 17 at the conclusion of the
2002 16-18 year old Babe Ruth championship game in Stamford, CT
STAMFORD, CT -- This year marks the
first presentation of a special sportsmanship award named in recognition of Brendan Grant
by Babe Ruth League, Inc. The awards were given on 17 August 2002 at the
conclusion of the 2002 Senior Babe Ruth 16-18 year old World Series at Cubeta Stadium in
Stamford on a hot but rain-free summer Saturday afternoon in southern Connecticut.
This year's winners were Luke Prihoda
from Weimar, Texas, and Ryan Mack from Stamford, Connecticut. These two young men,
representing the American Division and the National division of the 16-18 age bracket of
Babe Ruth Baseball, are acknowledged for their true sportsmanship characteristics, both on
and off the field. They are honored with this award for their outstanding
contributions to the sport of baseball, and are recognized for having that same
"something extra" that Brendan was also known for.
The award ceremony followed a very
exciting championship game, with the home team from Tri-County "Rattlers" of
Weimar, Texas just edging by the visiting team "Rawdogs" of Mobile, Alabama.
The final score was a slim 3 to 2. Participating teams in this year's 2002
playoffs, and making the long trip to Cubeta Field, were: Concord NH, Stamford, CT,
Syracuse NY, Chicago IL, Mineral Area MO, Weimar TX, Kent WA, and San Gabriel CA.
For more information, check out the Babe Ruth League website for
Team Photo of the 2002 National Championship Team and Staff from Weimar, Texas
for the 16-18 year old bracket of Babe Ruth Baseball