Jack Agnew

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Jack Agnew has devoted over 50 years of volunteer service to baseball in Delaware. Agnew would easily be classified as a “baseball lifer,” from his playing days at Kingswood Community Center
through high school at P.S. duPont, the U.S. Marine Corps, playing and managing in the Wilmington Semi-Pro League, managing in American Legion ball to finally spending over 41 years coaching and
managing Midway Little League teams. Agnew’s connection to Midway Little League led him to build some of Midway’s complex – including Midway’s original T-ball field after he started that program in
1983 – and maintain most of Midway’s complex that includes five fields. The Midway Little League major league competition plays on Jack Agnew Field, dedicated in 2012 to honor his many, many years of
service to the league. Agnew, as a manager, produced seven Midway title teams (through 2012) and he managed the 2001 Midway Little League all-star team that won the Delaware state title and competed
in the Mid-Atlantic Regional in Bristol, Conn. For his tireless efforts on behalf of Midway’s Little League program, Agnew was inducted into the Delaware Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004. However,
Agnew’s contribution to sports in Delaware extended from the diamond to the hardcourt, where he spent 30 years as a referee with Board 11 of the International Association of Approved Basketball
Officials (IAABO). Additionally, Agnew began serving as a volunteer with the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame when the museum opened its doors in 2002. From 2006 through 2009, Agnew served on
the Museum’s Board of Governors. In 2011 he was part of a team of volunteers who created procedures to preserve the Museum’s archives of inductees. For that work, Agnew was recognized as the DSMHOF
Volunteer of the Year.



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