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James F. Daniel Jr. Memorial Sportsmanship Award

The James F. Daniel Jr. Memorial Sportsmanship Award is presented to a player who participates in the Legion World Series and best embodies the principles of good sportsmanship.

2014 James F. Daniel Jr. Memorial Sportsmanship Award Recipient

Tanner Gross, Post 165, Midland, MI

Past Recipients

2013 Robbie Podorsky, Post 81, Gonzales, LA
2012 Brent Tenuto, Brooklawn, NJ
2011 Brandon Woodruff, Tupelos, MS
2010 Blake Schmit, Eden Prairie, Minn.
2009 Garret Yatch, Midland, Mich.
2008 Paul Sewald, Post 76, Las Vegas
2007 Holden Killen, Post 19, Columbia, Tenn.
2006 Brady Shoemaker, Post 346, Terre Haute, Ind.
2005 Tyson Seng, Post 4, Enid, Okla.
2004 Ryan Reid, Portland, Maine
2003 Michael Badger, Post 92, Rochester, Minn.
2002 Ronny Woods, Post 12, Dothan, Ala.
2001 Julius Smith, Post 13, Lewiston, Idaho
2000 Matt Brown, Post 246, Danville, Calif.
1999 Timothy Allen Brusseau, Jr., Post 39, Wood River Junction, Va.
1998 Ralph Roberts, Post 100, Cherryville, N.C.
1997 Andy Neufeld, Post 53, Sanford, Fla.
1996 Andy Hoffman, Berry Hill Post 165, Midland, Mich.
1995 Woody Heath, Lakeside Recovery Center (OS), Bellevue, Wash.
1994 Eric Gomez, Chino Post 299, Chino, Calif.
1993 Chad Stevenson, Las Vegas Post 8, Las Vegas
1992 John Klopp, Merle Guild Post 208, Arlington Heights, Ill.
1991 Jason Williams, All Star Ford Team (OS), Gonzales, La.
1990 Ricardo Otero, Bayamon Post 48, Bayamon, Peurto Rico
1989 Andy Sheets, Gonzales Post 81, Gonzales, La.
1988 Pete Rose, Jr., George W. Budde Post 507, Cincinnati
1987 Brett Blechschmidt, Salmon Creek Post 176, Vancouver, Wash.
1986 Tom Griffin, Las Vegas Post 8, Las Vegas
1985 Bobby Jones, Carmichael Elks, Sacramento
1984 John McGettigan, Brooklawn Memorial Post 72, Brooklawn, N.J.
1983 John Ludy, Charles B. Yerger Post 471, Boyertown, Pa.
1982 Michael David Hufhand, James DeArmond Golliday Post 6, Kokomo, Ind.
1981 Keith Eric Peterson, R.C. Winter Construction Co., Bellevue, Wash.
1980 Bob Melvin, Palo Alto Post 375, Palo Alto, Calif.
1979 Stephen Michael Petersen, Barrington Post 158, Barrington, Ill.
1978 John Small Maner, East Springfield Post 420, Springfield, Mass.
1977 Scott Benedict, Palm Beach Post 12, West Palm Beach, Fla.
1976 Michael James Boddicker, Hanford Post 5, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
1975 Curtiss Dean Becker, Hanford Post 5, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
1974 Glenn Heard, Harrington Elston Post 92, Lake Oswego, Ore.
1973 Jose Ramon Lugo, Monte Carlo Post 146, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
1972 Robert Michael Umflett, Ballwin Memorial Post 611, Ballwin, Mo.
1971 Michael Leroy Curran, Hanford Post 5, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
1970 Gil W. Stafford, Frank Luke, Jr., John C. Greenway Post 1, Phoenix
1969 William McKinley McCord, III, Hollywood Post 105, Portland, Ore.
1968 Lonnie Michael Young, J. Arthur Wilder Post 47, Timmonsville, S.C.
1967 Randall Ryan, Farley W. Moody Post 34, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
1966 Buddy LeRoy Plummer, Argonne Post 4, Enid, Okla.
1965 William F. Oakley, Memphis Post 1, Memphis
1964 Joseph F. Moody, III, Hornet's Nest Post 9, Charlotte
1963 Oscar Brown, Arthur L. Peterson Post 27, Long Beach, Calif.
1962 John Matias, Kau Tom Post 11, Honolulu
1961 Larry Staley, Frank Luke, Jr., John C. Greenway Post 1, Phoenix
1960 Robert M. Fry, Yellowstone Post 4, Billings, Mont.
1959 Hartwell Routten, Fuller Urick Post 48, Hampton, Va.
1958 Scott Seger, Robert E. Bentley Post 50, Cincinnati
1957 Karl Haag, Willamette Heights Post 102, Portland, Ore.
1956 Bill Overdoing, Umpqua Post 16, Roseburg, Ore.