The award is given, (when applicable) in reverence to the memory of Jim McNally.
Jim was an honorary CCBUA Member and legendary umpire who worked games in The Cape Cod Baseball League, Minor League Baseball, The Boston Park League and College Baseball. He volunteered his time participating as a mentor, clinician, and guest speaker to the CCBUA and it’s members. Representative of Jim’s nature (and to our benefit), he would attend games at all levels to observe the umpires and share his perceptions with one thing paramount, to help that official become a better umpire.
The award is bestowed upon a CCBUA Member in good standing that exemplifies these characteristics :
- A role model with a positive demeanor and professional attitude regarding the highest standards in officiating on and off the field- One held in high esteem by his colleagues and associates.
- An individual continually striving to develop their umpire skills and master the rules of baseball and their application impartially.
- Unselfishly dedicates his efforts towards fellow umpires in an effort to benefit their understanding and perception of Baseball.
Past recipients of the James McNally Award are:
John Teehan (2017)
Peter Hall (2015)
Doug Mason (2014)
Recommendations for consideration will be accepted from membership in writing by May 1, to the President of the CCBUA.
The Executive Board will vote to determine the recipient and present the award at the annual banquet.