Outside it may not look very much like baseball weather, but the game of baseball has really evolved into a year round sport. A Chicago Baseball organization known as the Pitch and Hit Club of Chicago does an excellent job of celebrating the game of baseball all year long.
The Pitch and Hit Club dates all the way back to 1942 when it was formed by a group of Major League players and scouts to promote the game. Each year, the club not only continues to grow within the Chicagoland community, but also the baseball community as well. The highlight of the Pitch and Hit Club year is the annual Banquet that is put on every January. This year's banquet will be held on Sunday, January 26th, 2014 at the Carlisle in Lombard, IL and tickets to the event can be purchased on their direct website.
Annually, the banquet honors and recognizes a terrific group of people throughout the game of baseball. Past award recipients include: Ernie Banks, Andre Dawson, Ryne Sandberg, and Jim Thome among many others. This year's award winners include Curtis Granderson, Steve Delabar, and Fredi Gonzalez with more announcements still to come.
The Club also recognizes achievements at the Minor League, College, and High School levels as well. This year's Chicago MILB Executive of the Year is Andy Viano of the Schaumburg Boomers. The Boomers were the Frontier League Champions for 2013 and were also voted Organization of the Year. It was a fantastic year for the Boomers in just their second season.
Lastly, the Pitch and Hit Club was also recognized as apart of "The Process" on 88.1 FM WCRX, which is the radio station at Columbia College in Chicago. If you are looking to celebrate an evening of baseball, join the Pitch and Hit Club January 26th in Lombard. It is the Sunday without any football, so the day can be filled with great talk and fun focusing on the greatest game around.