FIVB World League
Greater Wichita Area Sports Banquet featuring Goose Gossage
June 27, 2013
Wichita Wingnuts Games
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16th Annual Greater Wichita Sports Banquet
Join us on Thursday, June 27th as we celebrate the year in sports at the 16th Annual Greater Wichita Sports Banquet! Legendary MLB pitcher, Goose Gossage, is the keynote speaker. Johnny Bench will also be in attendance to hand out the Johnny Bench Award presented by BaseballSavings.com. Other awards given out that night include: high school, college and professional athletes of the year, coaches of the year and there are always a couple of surprise honorees!
Gossage played 21 seasons for nine different teams, spending his best years with the New York Yankees and San Diego Padres, before retiring in 1994. In the late 1970's and early 1980's, During his career, Gossage pitched in 1,002 games and finished 681 of them and earned 310 saves. He made nine All-Star appearances and pitched in three World Series. He led the American League in saves in 1975 (26), 1978 (27) and 1980 (33). He holds the New York Yankees career record for ERA (2.14) and hits per nine innings (6.59). One difference between Gossage and more recent closers is that Gossage often pitched as many as three innings to finish a game, while modern closers typically pitch the ninth inning only. 2013 Sports Banquet Ticket Information
2013 Johnny Bench Award presented by BaseballSavings.com
June 4, 2013- The Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission has announced the three finalists for the 2013 Johnny Bench Award presented by BaseballSavings.com:
• Zane Evans, Georgia Tech
• Mitchell Garver, New Mexico
• Stuart Turner,Ole Miss
A final vote among the national committee will occur during the College World Series. All finalists will be brought to Wichita and the winner will be announced at the 16th Annual Greater Wichita Sports Banquet on June 27, 2013.
2013 Woody Austin Midwest Junior Golf Invitational
Congratulations to Makena Mucciaccio, Taryn Torgerson, Jared Burns and Carter Towey on winning 1st place in their age groups at the 2013 Woody Austin Midwest Junior Golf Invitational on Tuesday afternoon at Tallgrass Country Club. The full list of final results are below.