Mashpee High School senior, Frederick Hanna, and Sturgis East High School senior, Andrew Williams, were presented the CCBUA’s Roger C. Scudder award at the association’s annual banquet Sunday June 3rd at the Brazilian Grill in Hyannis.
The Scudder award is given annually to Cape high school seniors who have demonstrated the characteristics of sportsmanship. Nominations are made by CCBUA member umpires, head coaches and athletic directors and are voted by the entire membership.
John Teehan (center) accepts the James McNally Award from Mark Delaney and Michael Rabideau
The Cape Cod Baseball Umpires Association presented it’s highest honor to longtime member John Teehan Sunday at its 2017 banquet.
Mark Delaney was eloquent in his introduction of Teehan saying ” John over his 25 plus years of umpiring has truly demonstrated & in my belief exemplifies the bedrock tenets of what the McNally is all about. Over the years John has gained the admiration & respect of fellow umpires, game assignors & yes even coaches for his on & off the field professionalism as well as his keen sense, knowledge & understanding of the game of baseball and his steadfast principles to fair play as well as his passion & zeal to share his wisdom & experiences with others, which transcends far beyond the playing fields and reflects an unobstructed view & unquestioned example of John’s character not only towards this game we also hold dear to us and John’s love & loyalty to family, friends community & country.”
Teehan now joins Doug Mason and Peter Hall as the only recipients of this prestigious award.
L to R: MV head coach Gary Simmons, Scudder Committee chairman Doug Mason, Roger Scudder Jr, Elias Fhagen Smith and his father.
Martha’s Vineyard High School senior Elias Fhagen Smith was presented the CCBUA’s Roger Scudder award at the association’s annual banquet Sunday June 4th at the Brazilian Grill in Hyannis.
The Scudder award is given annually to a Cape high school senior who has demonstrated the characteristics of sportsmanship. Nominations are made by CCBUA member umpires, head coaches and athletic directors and are voted by the entire membership.
We are pleased to report that Doug Mason has been appointed to serve as CCBUA Interpreter. Doug returns to the post following a one year hiatus from the post. We would also like to thank veteran CCBUA member John Teehan for his service as acting interpreter for the past year.
Michael Rabideau was elected Vice President of the Massachusetts Baseball Umpire’s Association (MBUA) at the group’s November 6, 2016 meeting. Rabideau is currently President of the Cape Cod Baseball Umpires Association (CCBUA), one of 16 regional umpire groups that comprise the MBUA. Following the two-year term, the vice president automatically becomes MBUA president in accordance with the organization’s constitution.
The mission of the MBUA is to provide a common voice to represent all members at the High School Baseball state level. We will provide a uniform set of interpretations for the rules of baseball along with mechanics and a dress code for all umpires to adhere to. We will promote the advancement and education in the rules of the game with all umpires. To this end we will further the game of baseball by communicating with coaches, athletic directors and the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA).
The MBUA will carefully study the interests of baseball, to render observations, recommendations, and/or decisions, where appropriate, on any matters referred to it by Member Boards.
Additionally, the association will recommend a uniform set of game fees and working conditions whether it be league-conference-or an independent schedule of high school level within the state.