Miltenberger ScholarshipUpdated Tuesday March 6, 2018 by Novato Babe Ruth.
John Michael Miltenberger Sportsmanship Award Recipients - last four seasons
2016: Nick DeGeorge, A's; Lukas Prognos, Angels; Willie Cestarollo, Mariners; Colin Farrell, Rays; Hayden Walker, Tigers; Porter Stein, White Sox; Beau McAndrew, Cubs; AJ Wright, Giants; Miguel Care del Castillo, Marlins; Joaquin Arellanes, Padres; Matthew Murphy, Reds.
2015: Brandon West, A's; Angus Brodeur and Anthony Okun, Marlins; Chase Bozeman and Vincent DeMartini, Reds; Ryan Dolan, Padres; Luke Hance, Cubs; Patrick Heslip, Giants; Jack Duffin, Mariners; Briggs MacFonald, Rays; Joell Vaca, Angels; Patrick Jameson, Tigers; Wyatt Hill, White Sox.
2014: Ryan Nilsen, A’s; Brandon Kelly, Reds; Caden Franceschini, Padres; Nick Spaan, White Sox; Brandon Smith, Tigers; Peter Hunt, Marlins; Calvin Wright, Angels; Julian Villamonte, Cubs; Aiden Gilkerson, Mariners; Calvin Reder, Giants
2013: Trevor Craig, A’s; Chris Hernandez, Reds; Patrick Butler, WhiteSox; Connor McGarty, Mariners; Bradley Dalrymple, Angels; Nick Beyer, Marlins; Joshua Fong, Padres; Sam Leonard, Tigers; Adrian Gonzalez, Giants; Nicholas Gernhard, Cubs.
The Foundation History
John Michael Miltenberger was a teen-aged boy who, sadly died during a Novato Babe Ruth baseball game the summer following his promotion from Junior High School.
He was an athlete, a hard-working student, and someone who was not often acknowledged for his talents, strength and kindness. Following his death, John was remembered by his friends, teachers and coaches as a quiet team player, a loyal friend, and a brave individual.
Who receives this award
The John Michael Miltenberger Sportsmanship award is given to a Babe Ruth player who consistently perseveres in the face of adversity and always strives to be his best. The player receiving the award is one who is generally well behaved and may be overlooked due to his gentle nature. The recipient of this award is a player who is considered to be a humble role model, as well as a forgiving and lasting friend. He is one who rises above challenges and expectations and acts with integrity.