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Player of the Year

Through a special arrangement with the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, a player is selected each year as the George W. Rulon Player of the Year. The award is based on integrity, mental attitude, cooperation, citizenship, sportsmanship, scholastic aptitude and general good conduct.

2014 George W. Rulon Player of the Year

Sean Breen, Post 72, Brooklawn, NJ

Past Recipients

2013 Anthony Harrold, Post 72, Brooklawn, NJ
2012 Emerson Gibbs, New Orleans, LA
2011 Blake Schmit, Eden Prairie, MN
2010 Brandon Drozd, Genoa NE
2009 Tyler Jacobson, Mixtacki-Johnson Post 337, Pulaski, Wisc.
2008 Patrick Singletary, Post 77, Hendersonville, N.C.
2007 Blaine T. Drozd, Post 263, Genoa, Neb.
2006 Joseph Walsh, Post 79, Weymouth, Mass.
2005 Fernando Irizarry, Montero, Puerto Rico
2004 Nolan Gallagher, Red Lodge, Mont.
2003 Jared Willis, Post 19, Logan, W.Va.
2002 Ty Henkaline, Post 217, Sidney, Ohio
2001 Jay Threet, Post 275, Adrian, Mich.
2000 Josh Zender, Post 83, Deming, Wash.
1999 Jeremy S. Roberts, Post 83, Rison, Ariz.
1998 Chad Opel, Post 199, Edwardsville, Ill.
1997 Nate Philo, Post 15, Medford, Ore.
1996 Christian Bourgeois, Post 81, Gonzales, La.
1995 Jason Adaro, Aiea Legion Baseball, Aiea, Hawaii
1994 Fernando Rodriguez, Miami Post 346, Miami
1993 Ben Thomas, Rapid City Post 22, Rapid City, S.D.
1992 David Lamb, Newbury Park Oaks, Newbury Park, Calif.
1991 Ryan Beeney, Newark Post 85, Newark, Ohio
1990 Mark Foster, Cummings-Behlke Post 226, Mayo, Md.
1989 Del Marine, Woodland Hills Post 826, Woodland Hills, Calif.
1988 Mike Kessler, George Budde Post 507, Cincinnati
1987 Wilbur Stout, Charles B. Yerger Post 471, Boyertown, Pa.
1986 Joe Grahe, Jensen Beach Post 126, Jensen Beach, Fla.
1985 Tris Lipscomb, Midlothian Post 186, Midlothian, Va.
1984 Jorge Robles, Jesus Bruno Post 134, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
1983 Michael Halloran, Edina Post 471, Edina, Minn.
1982 Ivan S. Snyder, Charles B. Yerger Post 471, Boyertown, Pa.
1981 David J. Magadan, West Tampa Memorial Post 248, W. Tampa, Fla.
1980 Tomas Gil, Sullivan-Babcock Post 32, Hialeah, Fla.
1979 Patrick Scott Allen, Logan Wheeler Post 36, Yakima, Wash.
1978 Ross Jones, Sullivan-Babcock Post 32, Hialeah, Fla.
1977 William Floyd Schell, South Bend Post 50, South Bend, Ind.
1976 Gustavo Martin Malespin, Metairie Post 175, Metairie, La.
1975 David Delmar Edler, Logan Wheeler Post 36, Yakima, Wash.
1974 Edwin C. Lopez, Monte Carlo Post 146, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
1973 Thomas Steven Ashford, Memphis Post 1, Memphis
1972 Michael Charles Murphy, Ballwin Memorial Post 611, Ballwin, Mo.
1971 Randolph Gregory Haas, West Covina Post 790, West Covina, Calif.
1970 Carroll Wayne Watts, Carson-Wilson Post 1, Tulsa, Okla.
1969 John David Adeimy, Palm Beach Post 12, West Palm Beach, Fla.
1968 Donald Hardy Castle, Memphis Post 1, Memphis
1967 Ray Lynn Larson, George W. Benjamin Post 791, Northbrook, Ill.
1966 William C. Parker, Jr., Farley W. Moody Post 34, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
1965 Kenneth J. Fila, Omaha Post 1, Omaha, Neb.
1964 Roland G. Fingers, Upland Post 73, Upland, Calif.
1963 Richard Allen Dash, Arthur L. Peterson Post 27, Long Beach, Calif.
1962 William D. Matan, Jr., Anheuser-Busch Post 299, St. Louis
1961 James J. Gerber, Edward C. Gehlert Post 554, Cincinnati
1960 Richard R. Roniger, Crescent City Post 125, New Orleans
1959 Fred Bowen, Jr., Thomas A. Edison Post 187, Detroit
1958 Kiebler James, Greenwood Post 20, Greenwood, S.C.
1957 Fred Fox, Robert E. Bentley Post 50, Cincinnati, OH (3B)
1956 Jim Harwell, Fellowship Post 345, New Orleans
1955 Frank Birri, U. S. Postal Employees Post 216, Cincinnati
1954 Billy Capps, Downtown Post 492, San Diego
1953 Charles Lindstrom, Winnetka Post 10, Winnetka, Ill.
1952 Russell Nixon, Robert E. Bentley Post 50, Cincinnati
1951 Grover Jones, Jr., White Plains Post 135, White Plains, N.Y.
1950 J. W. Porter, Captain Bill Erwin Post 337, Oakland, Calif.
1949 Ray Herrara, Captain Bill Erwin Post 337, Oakland, Calif.