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Sedalia calls the Manager of the Year home
Sedalia calls the Manager of the Year home

Boomer and Rains Honored as Manager and General Manager of the year

2022 MINK League Manager and GM Award Winners Announced

The 2022 MINK League season has officially come to an end. The St. Joseph Mustangs went home with the ‘22 Title, defeating the Joplin Outlaws in the MINK League Championship Series. However, there are two new postseason awards for 2022.

The Bob Steinkamp Award is a new award to the MINK that will be given to the league's Manager of the year, as voted on by league members. Bob Steinkamp. Steinkamp served as manager of the now-defunct Beatrice (NE) Bruins, also a member of the MINK, for 40 years. He was the only manager in team history, amassing more than 1,300 wins in his career. The winner of the ‘22 Bob Steinkamp Manager of the Year Award is Craig McAndrews, Sedalia Bombers. Coach McAndrews, or Boomer, spent 13 years with the Bombers, including 10 as the manager. The Bombers won 3 League titles and 7 Divisional titles under his helm. Coach McAndrews recently announced that 2022 was his last year with the Bombers franchise. 

“Boomer was a great presence on and off the field. He is a steadying figure, and puts a contending team on the field year after year. No matter the score, you always knew his team would work hard and treat the game with respect. His passion for the game and team was always evident,” said MINK League Commissioner Ron Rodriguez.

Also new to 2022, the Jeff Post General Manager of the Year. Post served as GM of the Nevada Griffons for a number of years, and also served as MINK League President for 5 years. The winner of the 2022 Jeff Post GM of the Year Award is Mark Rains, Joplin Outlaws. The Outlaws advanced to the MINK League Championship Series in 2022, with a 25-23 record during the regular season.

“Mark and his team did an incredible job in 2022. Not only for the MINK League, but for the city of Joplin. Mark and his wife Edwina both do so much for their community. Whether it’s their annual rib sale, support of community organizations through t-shirts or events, or their youth camps, Mark and his team created a great environment for players, fans, opposing teams, and all who visited or played there. It’s very rare to go to a Joplin Outlaws game, whether that’s in Joplin or any of their away games, and not see Mark and Edwina there to support the team, no matter the distance.” said MINK League President Ky Turner.


The MINK League will announce the Player and Pitcher of the Year in the coming days.