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Hart named MWL Executive of Year
09/19/2013 3:55 PM ET

Beloit, Wis. --The Midwest League of Professional Baseball Clubs is pleased to announce its 2013 Executive of the Year, Joe Hart. Hart is president of the South Bend Silver Hawk after joining the organization in 2011.

"Joe is an extraordinary professional and worthy of this honor," said league president George H. Spelius. "It has been a pleasure to watch the impact of his leadership."

During the 2013 season, Hart and his team enhanced the infrastructure, re-imagined the fan experience, developed key partnerships and strengthened ties with the community.

The Midwest League Executive of the Year is nominated and selected by the league's member clubs. The award is presented to an individual who has had a successful season in the areas of leadership, attendance accomplishments, marketing initiatives, promotions, stadium projects/enhancements, gameday and non-gameday events, community/charity involvement and overall baseball operations.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.