Maple City's Alex Friedman and Caleb Jonkman take home 2017 National Manager and Player of the Y
(above) National Player of the Year Caleb Jonkman poses in Game 5 of the 2017 World Series as Manager Alex Friedman watches a Zach Liberatore ball fly onto Bray Street. LA PORTE- The 2017 NWLA Committee concluded their rankings by naming the most coveted award to the 2017 NWLA National Player of the Year. Just a few days before, it was announced that Maple City's Manager Alex Friedman, who will be heading into his 8th season as the Magic skipper has been announced as the 201
Newts win 2017 Best Jersey Wiffy Award
NEW CARLISLE- Newts Manager Koby Keck has always taken pride in putting out the best uniforms year in and year out. Newts fans are always waiting to see what uniform Keck rolls out next. For the first time, the New Carlisle Newts won the Wiffy Award for best Jersey. The newts uniforms resembled those of the St. Louis Cardinals with the New Carlisle Newt hanging out on top of a wiffleball bat. It is great to see the Newts receive this award as they are always putting out som
Caleb Jonkman wins 2017 NWLA Central Region Player of the Year
LA PORTE- As the NWLA continues to announce the 2017 Wiffy Awards, Maple City's Caleb Jonkman has been named the 2017 Central Region Player of the Year. Jonkman won the 2017 AL Rookie of the Year while also playing a major role in leading the Maple City Magic to their first ever ORWBL World Series Championship. On top of his accomplishments in ORWBL this season, Jonkman shined in the Leroy Wiffle Association as he won the 2017 Leroy Most Valuable Player Award. We are happy t
Tony Koch announced as Central Region Hitter of the Year
NEW CARLISLE- The 2017 NWLA Wiffy Awards were announced and the Old Republic Wiffleball League combined for 5 Wiffy's. Since 2010, our league has won a combined 8 Wiffy Awards so the 5 awards easily set the previous record from 2010 and 2013 where 2 ORWBL players or teams won Wiffy Awards. Jet City's Tony Koch was named as the 2017 NWLA Central Hitter of the Year after leading the league in Home Runs with 72. Koch also finished 2nd in the league in Batting Average with a .6
ORWBL players announced to 2017 NWLA All Hitting, Pitching, and Rookie Teams
New Carlisle- The NWLA released the 2017 All Hitting, Pitching, and Rookie teams. Our league received a lot of recognition which is great to see. In total, there were 12 ORWBL players announced to NWLA All 1st, 2nd, or 3rd teams which set the previous ORWBL record of 11 from 2016. In 2015, 8 ORWBL players were named to the teams. Below are the players who were announced to the All Pitching, Hitting, and Rookie teams. Congratulations to all players who were named! NWLA All T
Jeremy Ross changes his brand to the East Ridge Triple Crown.
Shortly after Matt Smith decided that he would not be managing the Lake Michigan Landsharks and returning home to the Leprechauns, Jeremy Ross stepped up to the plate. Ross officially announced that his franchise will be called the East Ridge Triple Crown. Ross also unveiled their logo while also announcing the signing of Michael Forrester. The logo was designed by the official graphic designer of the Old Republic Wiffleball League Matthew Lipke who can be contacted on twitt
Silver Sluggers unveil logo
The South Shore Silver Sluggers have officially released their logo. The first year franchise will open up their 2018 season against the Lynn Street Leprechauns at Shamrock Field in what should be a very interesting series. #SilverSluggers
Why this Wiffle®?
Why do you play Wiffle®Ball the way you play Wiffle®Ball? You could ask that question of any league, tournament, or association across the country and hear a different answer each time. There is probably no other sport with a greater variation in rules than wiffleball. Very few leagues or tournaments use the official rules that come inside the box with a new ball. Not many of us are actually playing the game the way it was designed to be played, so who are we to say what t