Bob Feller Pitching Award

Bob Feller was the first American Legion Baseball alumnus elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. Despite an active business career, Feller continues to maintain a keen interest in the program. The recipient is the player with the most strikeouts in regional and national competition.

2013 Bob Feller Pitching Award Recipient

Mike Shawaryn, Brooklawn, NJ Post 72 who compiled 33 strikeouts

Previous Recipients

2012 Emerson Gibbs, New Orleans, LA (26 strikeouts)
2011 Colton Loomis, Midland, MI (35 strikeouts)
2010 Kevin Hill, Midwest City, Okla. (35)
2009 Matt Stites, Festus, Mo.
2008 Cade Lynch, Jonesboro, Ark. (33)
2007 Aaron Davidson, Bryant, Ark. (31)
2006 Robby Broach, Metairie, La. (30)
2005 Tyler Cheney, Post 34, Pasco, Wa. (41)
2004 Ryan Reid, Portland, Maine (29)
2003 Chris Mason, Post 100, Cherryville N.C. (69)
2002 Matt Skundrick, Post 15, Medford, Ore. (34)
2002 Josh Johnson, Post 212, West Point, Miss. (34)
2001 Chad Billingsley, Post 300, Napoleaon, Ohio (43)
2000 Ben Thurmond, Post 6, Columbia, S.C. (47)
1999 Steve Grasley, Post 513, New Brighton, Minn. (43)
1998 Ralph Roberts, Post 100, Cherryville, N.C. (41)
1997 Steve Bechler, Post 15, Medford, Ore. (37)
1996 Ben Sheets, Post 81, Gonzales, La. (37)
1995 Woody Heath, Lakeside Recovery Center, Bellevue, Wash. (48)
1994 Lance Franks, Russellville Post 20, Russellville, Ark. (30)
1993 Ben Thomas, Rapid City Post 22, Rapid City, S.D. (27)
1992 Tighe Curran, Newbury Park Oaks, Newbury Park, Calif. (35)
1991 Bob Pailthorpe, Union City Post 837, Union City, Calif. (33)
1990 Clifton Foster, Texarkana Post 58, Texarkana, Ark. (32)
1989 Jeff Thelen, Janesville Post 205, Janesville, Wisc. (34)
1988 Scott Klingenbeck, George W. Budde Post 507, Cincinnati (36)
1987 Stan Spencer, Salmon Creek Post 176, Vancouver, Wash. (40)
1986 Joe Grahe, Jensen Beach Post 126, Jensen Beach, Fla. (52)
1985 Gregg Olson, Omaha Post 1, Omaha, Neb. (44)
1984 Lino Rivera, Jesus Bruno Post 134, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico (35)
1983 John Ludy, Charles B. Yerger Post 471, Boyertown, Pa. (52)
1982 Robert Wassenaar, Edina Post 471, Edina Minn. (34)
1981 Scott Richard Anderson, R. C. Winter Const. Co., Bellevue, Wash. (44)
1980 Sid Fernandez, Moiliili Legion Baseball, Honolulu (55)
1979 Brian Keith Reams, Norwalk Post 359, Norwalk, Calif. (26)
1978 Glenn Roe, James Caldwell Post 185, Caldwell, N.J. (15)