The Pitch and Hit Club of Chicago was formed by a group of Major League players and scouts in January of 1942.
Since its inception, the Club has grown substantially in size as well as its stature in the professional baseball community. Although fellowship remains a high priority at the monthly meetings, the promotion and betterment of the game is also an important part of the Club's activities.
The Club has sponsored amateur teams and tournaments and hosts an amateur workout to showcase the highest level amateur baseball talent in Illinois and the surrounding states. The Club has honored and enshrined many of the Midwest's great baseball people such as Jack Brickhouse, Johnny Sain, Ernie Banks, Jerome Holtzman, Billy Williams, and many more by inducting them into the club's "Lou Boudreau Hall of Fame."
Pitch and Hit Club members receive a monthly newsletter updating them on the activities of the Club and meet monthly during baseball's off-season at either U.S. Cellular Field or Wrigley Field.
The highlight of every Pitch and Hit Club year is the Annual Awards Banquet which is the longest running and largest baseball awards dinner in Chicago. The dinner honors baseball people from all levels of the game, recognizing and promoting Midwest players, coaches, broadcasters and executives from high school to the Major Leagues for their accomplishments on and off the field.
Save the Date
Join Chicago’s top professional players, coaches, scouts, and administrators at the Pitch and Hit Club of Chicago's 62nd Annual Awards Dinner.
Major League Baseball's oldest living member of the Hall of Fame, Bob Feller, will headline this year's list of Guest Speakers.
Date: Sunday, January 20, 2008
Cocktails: 4:00 pm
Autograph session: 4:00 - 5:30 pm (free with purchase of dinner ticket).
Dinner: 5:30 pm
Program: 7:00 pm
Memorabilia Raffle: Have an opportunity to win signed baseball memorabilia from Major League players.
Cost per ticket: $60
Table of 10: $600
Get your tickets early as last year's dinner was sold out.
How to order tickets:
1. Check out the website for online purchases.
2. Send checks payable to Pitch and Hit Club:
2625 Camelot Drive
Dyer, IN 46311
3. Email Chip Sobek or phone (219) 865-9442.