Midland Amateur Sports Capital Committee

Larry Brown

Larry Brown was Midland`s first Parks and Recreation director and has been called “the father of Midland Softball”. Brown was instrumental in the layout and building of Emerson Park. He was also active in the formation of the Chemical City AC`s which later evolved into the Dow [...]

Loren Dinkle

Loren Dinkel was an outstanding baseball and softball player. He played four years of baseball as Central Michigan University and forty years later still ranked second in two batting categories. Dinkel played six years with Dow AC`s softball team and was the team’s leading hitter [...]

Jack Finn

Jack Finn was head football coach at Northwood Institute for 18 years, and athletic director at the local college for twenty years.  As head football coach from 1969-86, Finn posted a record of 87-74-6, including three GLIAC Championships.  As Athletic Director Finn built a [...]

Bill Humphrey

Bill Humphrey is a Midland native who umpired softball for over thirty years. Humphrey has been acknowledged as one of the foremost authorities on fast pitch rules and mechanics in the United States. As an umpire, Bill has worked at nearly every level of competition including [...]

Don Traxler

Don Traxler has played competitive paddleball since the 1960`s. He has won numerous city and state championships. In the mid-1980`s, Traxler won an unprecedented six national championships in the Masters Division. In 1992, Traxler won the Golden Masters National Championship and [...]

Patrick Weiler

Pat Weiler was an athlete at Meridian High school who further distinguished himself as a runner at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids. At Aquinas, Weiler was a cross-country All-American and was a five –time All-American in the steeplechase including one year as national champion in [...]