Jimmy Bender Award

Player who demonstrates leadership, sportsmanship, determination and hustle

UpdatedTuesday April 9, 2019 byScott Hurt.

Rembering Jimmy

In 1968 Jimmy Bender of South Youth League died as a result of injuries he received after being struck by a ball. The "Jimmy Bender Award" has been established in his honor. This award will be presented to a player who most exemplifies those qualities which has made Evansville Youth League Baseball a program we can all be proud of.

The player who most demonstrates leadership, sportsmanship, determination and hustle during the regular season will be awarded a plaque in Memory of Jimmy.

Anyone wishing to nominate a player, submit a letter to the league president. The selection of teh award recipient will be determined by the Board of Directors of Evansville Youth Baseball, Inc.

Previous Jimmy Bender Award Winners

  • 1990  - Ryan Sisney
  • 1991 - Demonsio Morris
  • 1992 - Josh Woodring
  • 1993 - Brian Naas
  • 1994 - Andrew Schroeder
  • 1995 - Alex Stewart
  • 1996 - Jeremy Gill
  • 1998 - Eddie Scully
  • 1997 - Josh Roeder
  • 1999 - Kamoeron Maurer
  • 2000 - Beau Schenk
  • 2001 - Jordan Bender
  • 2002 - Evan Whipkey
  • 2003 - Reece Rounder
  • 2004 - Kyle Deutsch
  • 2011 - Dalton Peerman
  • 2012 - Issac Evans
  • 2013 - AJ Wheeler
  • 2014 - Alex Marx
  • 2015 - Sam Garland
  • 2016 - Adam Evans
  • 2017 - Jackson Draper
  • 2018 - Chris Cranick