John Bayless :: 2014 Hall Of Fame Inductee

John Bayless 2014 Hall of Fame Indectee
John's Family :: HOF Award

ohn was very active in the portage area. 1972 Ė 1980 coached Hot Stove Baseball in Ravenna and Rootstown. 1987 -1994 He served as Vice President of the Portage South Charter and then became the President of Portage South Charter. If this was not enough, He decided to run and was elected to a three-year term on the OHSBL Executive Committee, which lasted from 1991 Ė 1994. While being involved with the Portage South Charter he served as Assistant the Tournament Director for four years.

John was not only active in Hot Stove baseball but he spent twelve years coaching baseball and football at the school level and one-year coaching softball at Crestwood.

It was our honor to present John with the CY Butler Award in 2002 and it is now an honor to present Johnís Hall Of Fame Plaque to Johnís family in memory of Johnís accomplishments when he was with us.


Jim Newman :: 2014 Cy Butler Award Recipients

Jim Newman - Cy Butler Award
Jim Newman & Joe Richardson

It is with great honor and pride that Ohio Hot Stove Baseball nominates Jim Newman for the OHSBL CY Butler Award. Jim Coached from 1992 -2013. He was on the Alliance board of directors for six years and six years as Vice President. Jim took over the Alliance Charter during turbulent times. He was able to surround himself with good people willing to step up and bring Alliance Hot Stove Baseball back to life.

Jim was elected to Ohio Hot Stove Baseball Executive Committee in 2006 and is still serving.

Jim has been tournament director for Alliance Hot Stove baseball since 2002.