One of the most prestigious events at the ABCA Convention is the ABCA Hall of Fame Banquet, which is held on the Friday evening of the convention and features the induction ceremony for the ABCA Hall of Fame as well as the presentation of the ABCA/Wilson Lefty Gomez Award.
The 2021 ABCA Hall of Fame Banquet has been postponed until the 2022 ABCA Convention in Chicago, Illinois. The ABCA Hall of Fame Class of 2021 was announced in July and those members will join the over 300 coaches in the ABCA Hall of Fame.
The ABCA/Wilson Lefty Gomez Award is named after the great Lefty Gomez and is presented annually to an individual who has contributed significantly to the game of baseball locally, national and internationally. The recipient of the 2021 ABCA/Wilson Lefty Gomez Award is ABCA Hall of Fame member Jerry Weinstein.
Both the ABCA Hall of Fame Class of 2021 and 2021 ABCA/Wilson Lefty Gomez Award recipient Jerry Weinstein will be honored at the 2022 ABCA Hall of Fame Banquet on January 7, 2022. Tickets to the Hall of Fame Banquet will go on sale when registration opens for the 2022 ABCA Convention on September 1, 2021. All tickets must be purchased in advanced -- no tickets will be sold on-site. Banquet attendees are requested to wear semi-formal attire.
The ABCA is conducting a fully virtual ABCA Convention in 2021 from January 7-10, 2021! The Virtual ABCA Convention will feature clinics across the main-stage, Youth Coaches Session and Expo Theater, ABCA Trade Show, Post-Clinic Q&A sessions, Hot Stove Discussions and more! Registration for the 2021 ABCA Virtual Convention is now open!