GRAND CHUTE, WI - The Midwest League has nominated the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers for the 2016 Larry MacPhail Award. This is the second straight season - and third time since 2012 - that the Midwest League has selected the Timber Rattlers in a vote of league executives from nominations that were made prior to the end of the season.
The Larry MacPhail Award is presented to the team that demonstrated outstanding and creative marketing and promotional efforts within its community, its ballpark (including non-game day events), and in media and promotional materials.
As the Midwest League's nominee, Wisconsin is up for the National Larry MacPhail Promotional Trophy. The Rattlers are competing with nominees from other minor leagues. The national winner will be named at Baseball's Winter Meetings in National Harbor, Maryland in early December.
We are honored to once again be the Midwest League nomination for Minor League Baseball's Larry MacPhail Promotional Award," said Timber Rattlers president Rob Zerjav. "Our entire organization prides itself on providing our fans with an amazing entertainment experience and 2016 proved to be a lot of fun at the ballpark. Our tagline is "Home of the Good Times" and we take that to heart."
The Timber Rattlers won the national Larry MacPhail Award at the 2012 Winter Meetings and were the Midwest League nominees in 2015.