INDIANAPOLIS - Today is Max Schumacher Day in Indianapolis, according to Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett. Schumacher, the Indianapolis Indians chairman emeritus and 60-year veteran of the Triple-A baseball club, was recognized with the proclamation during today's Indianapolis Indians annual shareholders meeting.
"On behalf of this city, you have been an icon," Mayor Hogsett said. "It is indeed my honor as the mayor, to bring a proclamation declaring February 8, 2017, as Max Schumacher Day in the city of Indianapolis."
Cynthia Carrasco, deputy general counsel for Governor Eric Holcomb, honored Schumacher with a Sagamore of the Wabash, the state of Indiana's highest civilian honor.
Other commendations came from White River State Park and Executive Director Carlene Mays-Medley, who named Schumacher the "MVP of White River State Park." City-County Councilor Jeff Miller also presented a proclamation in Schumacher's honor.
"I'll value these tremendously. It's been a great career," Schumacher said. "We have an extremely talented staff. We all share the same mission-low cost, wholesome family entertainment. That will always be the formula for success for a minor league baseball franchise."
Schumacher was recently named to the International League Hall of Fame. An Indianapolis native, Schumacher has been with the Tribe since 1957, serving as president from 1969 until the end of last season.