NEIBA Admin July 11th, 2014
NEIBA Hall of Famer (2006) and former Fort Wayne Daisies player, Thelma “Tiby” Eisen, passed away on May 11, 2014 on her 92nd birthday. She played professional baseball from 1944 to 1952. She lived in Santa Monica, Palm Springs, and Pacific Palisades, CA for her 92 years. Tiby was a centerfielder with great speed and a solid bat. She was an All-Star several times and managed the Peoria Redwings briefly in 1947. No services will be held as she will be cremated.
NEIBA Admin April 25th, 2014
ANTHONY “TONY” S. MARTONE, 81, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Saint Anne Home & Retirement Community, Fort Wayne. Born Dec. 13, 1932, in Fort Wayne, he was a graduate of Central Catholic High School Class of 1951. Anthony worked as a switchman, supervisor, and director of safety with GTE for 37 1/2 years, retiring in 1990. He was the Commissioner of the PAL Football League for 52 years. He was a Eucharistic Minister at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception; Past Commissioner of City Little League; and Past President of GTE Employees Club for over 40 years. Surviving are sons, Michael A. (Theresa Pappas) Martone of Tuscaloosa, Ala. and Timothy J. (Amy) Martone of Fort Wayne; and grandchildren, Anthony “Sam” Martone, Nicholas Pappas and Benjamin Martone. He was preceded in death by his parents, Antonio and Jenny Martone; wife of 56 years, Patricia Ann Martone; and sisters, Mary Lobrillo and Madeline Lobrillo.
Fort Wayne sports legend Tony Martone passes
NEIBA Admin January 25th, 2014
NEIBA Hall of Famer Charles “Charlie” F. Shipman passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 at the age of 93. See more at:
NEIBA Admin October 31st, 2013
NEIBA Admin September 27th, 2013
Friday October 25, 2013
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Hall of Fame Inductees
- Ray Miller (Baseball Sponsor & Manager)
- Don Graham (NEIBA Secretary & Line Drives Editor)
Bob Parker Memorial Award
- Dean Pantazi (WPTA-TV Sports Director)
- Fred Inninger (Former East Noble HS Baseball Coach)
Colin Lister Award
- Margery Graham (NEIBA Treasurer-Retired)
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Fort Wayne TinCaps’ Mike Couzens
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NEIBA Admin March 25th, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we report the loss of another of our local greats. 2006 NEIBA Hall of Famer Russell “Russ” Johnston has passed at the age of 86. Johnson had been a local little league coach since the 1950’s and was a long-time supporter of NEIBA. His funeral service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday at the Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Monroeville, with burial at the Monroeville Memorial Cemetery. Visitations at the funeral home are set for 2 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and the hour before the service.
NEIBA Admin February 18th, 2013
It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of a founding NEIBA member, Doug Brookhart. Doug was also a long-time Line Drives and a 2006 Bob Parker Memorial Award recipient.
Private graveside burial rites will be held Wednesday at the Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.
A gathering of friends and family will be held from 2-8 P.M. Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, Saint Marys, Ohio, where memorial gifts may be given to the Auglaize County Historical Society.
An obituary for Doug Brookhart can be found here.
NEIBA Admin November 18th, 2012
Northeast Indiana Baseball Association Hall of Famer (1998) and former Northrop baseball coach Chris Stavreti died Friday at age 73 following a lengthy illness with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and all those individuals who’s lives he impacted.
NEIBA Admin November 10th, 2012
The 2012 NEIBA Hall of Fame Induction and Banquet was last night. We have another wonderful turnout and time of honoring this years inductees and award winners. Here is a gallery of some photos from the event.
NEIBA Admin September 13th, 2012
Feroen Betts, a former baseball umpire who “called ‘em as he saw ‘em” over a span of 34 years will be the keynote speaker for this year’s Northeast Indiana Baseball Association (NEIBA) Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Banquet, to be held November 9th. Among Betts’ “vitctims” were Satchel Page, Carl Hubbell, Harry Heilmann and last year’s keynote speaker, Ned Garver, just to name a few.
Isabel “Lefty” Alvarez and Feroen Betts at our 2010 Banquet
FanFest hosts women’s league reunion