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Hecker Named 20th Season Fan Favorite Team Closer; This Week’s Vote: Outfielder

The fans have spoken and have voted Steve Hecker as the Closer for Waterloo's 20th Season Fan Favorite Team.  Hecker won voting totals, tallied from Facebook, Twitter, and e-mails. Totals are listed below:  Hecker went 3-3, had 54 strikeouts and an earned run average of 3.15.  In his career, he had 24 saves and was the Northwoods League Postseason All-Star in 1999.  Hecker was inducted into the Bucks Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006.Corbin and Hecker 2

  • Steve Hecker– 14%
  • Adam Dian– 13%
  • Joe Balbas– 12%
  • Chad Epperson–12%
  • Jimmy Journell– 12%
  • Kyle Kramp–12%
  • Bob Lackovic– 12%
  • Luke Putz– 12%

This week's vote: Outfielder

Choose from the following selections to pick your favorite Bucks Outfielder over the past 20 years:

  • Adam Boeve (2002-’03/N. Iowa) – 2002 NWL Postseason All-Star; .248, 26 RBI, 56 SB; Bucks Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee (2012)
  • Drew Davidson (2002/Illinois) – 2002 NWL Postseason All-Star; .285, 3 HR, 41 RBI, 16 SB
  • Jeff Duncan (1998/Iowa St./Arizona St.); 1998 NWL Postseason All-Star; MLB Debut with New York Mets on 5/20/03; .386, 24 HR, 22 RBI; Bucks Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee (2008)
  • Davis Hendrickson (2011-’12/Illinois) – .293, 51 RBI, 82 R, 33 SB
  • Kevin Kaczmarski (2012/Evansville) – 2012 NWL Postseason All-Star; .361, 10 HR, 55 RBI, 14 SB
  • Robert Matlock (2006/Freed-Hardeman) – 2006 NWL Postseason All-Star; .277, 18 RBI, 18 SB
  • Joey Register (2008/Texas A&M) – 2008 NWL Postseason All-Star; .259, 10 HR, 32 RBI
  • Creston Whitaker (1999/Illinois) – 1999 NWL Postseason All-Star; .353, 16 RBI, 34 SB

Let your voice be heard and vote on the Bucks’ Facebook or Twitter page, or e-mail the Bucks at fanfavorite@waterloobucks.com.  Voting ends 11:59 pm CT on Tuesday, January 28.

Each Wednesday, between now and Waterloo’s Home Opener on May 28, the Bucks are allowing fans to vote for their favorite players or managers in the efforts to create the “Bucks 20th Season Fan Favorite Team.”  Using their Facebook, Twitter, and website platforms, the Bucks will announce a list of nominees at a certain position.  Fans will have until 11:59 pm CT each Tuesday to vote for their choice.  After voting is complete, the Bucks will announce the fan favorite at that position.

The 20-person Fan Favorite team will consist of the following:

  • Field Manager:  Travis Kiewiet (2012-current)
  • Catcher:  Austin Barrett (2012/Mercer)
  • First Baseman
  • Second Baseman
  • Third Baseman: Chad Frk (2000-‘03/Illinois)
  • Shortstop
  • Outfielder: Shayne Carnes (1995-97/UAB)
  • Outfielder: Matt Cepicky (1997/Southwest Missouri St.)
  • Outfielder
  • Right-handed Starting Pitcher: Nic Ungs (2000-‘01/N.Iowa)
  • Right-handed Starting Pitcher
  • Right-handed Starting Pitcher
  • Left-handed Starting Pitcher: Aaron Jenkins (2004 & ‘06/N.Iowa)
  • Left-handed Starting Pitcher
  • Left-handed Starting Pitcher
  • Closer: Steve Hecker (1999-2000/Illinois St.)
  • Closer
  • Extra Infielder
  • Extra Outfielder
  • Extra Player