UPDATE: April 25, 2015 – Due to unforeseen circumstances, Ned Garver will be unable to attend this year’s HOF Banquet and will therefore not be the Keynote Speaker. Dave Switzer has generously offered to ussume the role. Switzer is a retired 43-year career umpire, having worked games at all levels including local, state, national, international and professional baseball games. He is also a retired college professor and a 2012 NEIBA HOF inductee. Switzer had been tapped to serve as Emcee for the event. In his place, Bill Derbyshire, President of the Wildcat Baseball League, will serve as emcee.
Former St. Louis Browns, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Athletics and Los Angeles Angels Pitcher, Ned Garver will be the keynote speaker for the 2015 Northeast Indiana Baseball Association (NEIBA) Hall of Fame Awards Banquet, taking place on Saturday, May 2, 2015 beginning at 6:30 PM at the Classic Cafe’ Catering and Event Center.
Those being inducted in this year’s class are Andy Owen (High School Baseball Coach), Leo Ochoa (Fort Wayne Federation Baseball League Coach & Team Sponsor), and Harold Greiner (former manager of the Fort Wayne Dasies), the latter being inducted posthumously.
Those being honored with annual awards are Joe Moorhouse (NEIBA Hall of Famer Vice President) with the Colin Lister Award, and Caleb Kimmel (CEO of the World Baseball Academy) with the Bob Parker Memorial Award. Retired baseball umpire and college professor, Dave Switzer will serve as the MC for this year’s gala.
Tickets can be purchased from any NEIBA Board member, by USPS mail (NEIBA; P.O. Box 12733; Fort Wayne, IN 46864) of you can submit electronically on our website.