Overview
Awards & Accolades

Hardball's teams and executives have won numerous awards including:

  • No. 1 Overall Minor League Ballpark Experience (Stadium Journey, 2015)
  • Executive of the Year (Midwest League, 2015)
  • Sports Turf Manager/Grounds Crew of the Year (Midwest League, 2015)
  • Minor League Baseball's John Henry Moss Community Service Award Nominee (Midwest League, 2015)
  • Best Theme Night Finalist (Minor League Baseball, 2015)
  • Team of the Year (Ballpark Digest, 2014)
  • No. 1 Overall Minor League Ballpark Experience (Stadium Journey, 2014)
  • No. 10 Sports Venue Experience in the U.S. and Canada (Stadium Journey, 2014)
  • Best New Food Item (Ballpark Digest, 2014)
  • Single-A Sports Turf Manager of the Year (Minor League Baseball/Sports Turf Managers Association, 2014)
  • Rawlings Woman Executive of the Year (Midwest League, 2014)
  • Sports Turf Manager/Grounds Crew of the Year (Midwest League, 2014)
  • Larry McPhail Award, Best Marketing and Promotions (Midwest League, 2013)
  • Single-A Sports Turf Manager of the Year (Minor League Baseball/Sports Turf Managers Association, 2013)
  • Sports Turf Manager/Grounds Crew of the Year (Midwest League, 2013)
  • Hoosier Hospitality Award Winner (Indiana Office of Tourism Development, 2012)
  • Golden Bobblehead Award Nominee, Best Non-Gameday Event (Minor League Baseball, 2012)
  • Grounds Crew of The Year (Midwest League, 2012)
  • Golden Bobblehead Award Winner, Best Overall Promotion (Minor League Baseball, 2011)
  • Golden Bobblehead Award Winner, Best Theme Night (Minor League Baseball, 2011)
  • Bob Freitas "Organization of the Year" Award (Baseball America, 2011)
  • Best Overall Minor League Ballpark Experience (Stadium Journey, 2011)
  • Larry McPhail Award, Best Marketing and Promotions (Midwest League, 2011)
  • Rawlings Woman Executive of the Year Award (Midwest League, 2011)
  • Grounds Crew of The Year (Midwest League, 2011)
  • Field of The Year (Midwest League, 2011)
  • John H. Johnson Award, Best Run Franchise (Midwest League, 2010)
  • Recognized as one of 12 "Great Ballparks of America" (Baseball America, 2010)
  • Larry McPhail Award, Best Marketing and Promotions (Midwest League, 2010)
  • Executive of the Year Award (South Atlantic League, 2010)
  • Field of The Year (Midwest League, 2010)
  • Grounds Crew of The Year (Midwest League, 2010)
  • Minor League Baseball Team of the Year (MiLB.com, 2009)
  • Organization of the Year (Ballpark Digest, 2009)
  • Single-A Team of the Year (Baseball America, 2009)
  • John H. Johnson Award, Best Run Franchise (Midwest League, 2009)
  • Best Land Use (Indiana Department of Environmental Management, 2009)
  • International Downtown Association Award of Distinction (2009)
  • Large Business of the Year (Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce, 2009)
  • Best Marketing Campaign (Ballpark Digest, 2009)
  • Best New Logo (MiLB.com, 2009)
  • Logo of the Year (Ballpark Digest, 2009)
  • Executive of the Year Award (Midwest League, 2009)
  • Executive of the Year Award (Carolina League, 2006)