2018 Cy Butler Award Recipient :: Joe Speegle


In 1975 OHSBL, Inc along with the Alliance Charter wanted a way to recognize an individual who dedicated their time and effort to the betterment of Ohio Hot Stove Baseball Program. With this in mind the Cy Butler Award was established and first presented in 1975. This award is the most prestigious award presented annually by OHIO HOT STOVE BASEBALL. The Award is named in Honor of Cy Butler the founder of Ohio Hot Stove Baseball. The men and women who have received the Cy Butler award presented by OHIO HOT STOVE BASEBALL LEAGUE Inc. are listed below.

Unfortunately, the records of some past recipients of the Cy Butler Award have been lost. If you have any information on past recipients or corrections to those listed, please contact Pat Anderson with the pertinent information. If possible, please include the year awarded and the charter.

Ohio Hot Stove Cy Butler Award Recipients

Year Name Charter
  Glen Brophy Lorain County
  Bob Bowman Stark County
  Jack Bird Stark County
  Jim Menagay Stark County
  Pinky Heilderman Stark County
  Jim Jackson Stark County
  Don "Pappy" Dennis Lorain County
  Robert Wells Carroll County
  Richard Coss Meander
  Richard Viebrancz Portage North
  Paul Patton North Akron
  Robert Jameson Wayne County
1980 Fred Hazlett Lorain County
1985 Norm and Mona Lou Gerhart Lorain County
2000 John Bayless Ravenna
1987 Larry Durch Trumbull County
1988 Bob Feierabend Lorain County
1991 Ralph Martinelli Canton South
2003 Kathy Baltes Trumbull County
2008 Johnny Miller Stark County
2009 Bob Chase North Akron
2010 Tom Gehring Lorain County
2011 Randy Hendrickson Ravenna
2012 Chris Ludle North Akron
2012 Dick Clark Alliance
2013 Mark and Pam Stavole Lorain County
2014 Jim Newman Alliance
2015 Patty Vasi Lorain County
2016 Barry Benedict Alliance
2017 Bob and Jean Miscuda Lorain County
2018 Joe Speegle North Akron