Jimmy Bender Award

Player who demonstrates leadership, sportsmanship, determination and hustle

Updated Monday May 7, 2018 by Scott 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