Frey Named NWL Play-by-Play Announcer of the Year

Waterloo, Iowa – The Northwoods League has named Waterloo Bucks Broadcaster Danny Frey a Play-by-Play Announcer of the Year.  The NWL announced their 2017 Postseason All-Star Team and award winners on Sunday, with Frey being named one of three Play-by-Play Announcers of the year along with Michael Keeley of the Rochester Honkers and Mick Tidrow of the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters.

“I want to thank the entire Bucks organization for the opportunity,” said Frey.  “A rewarding part of this job is working with my peers throughout the league and I also thank them for voting for me for this award.  Finally, I’d like to thank our incredible fan base.  One of the best parts of being an announcer for Waterloo all season long has been the interaction with the fans.”

In other team news, third baseman Zach Malis was named the 2017 Bucks Player of the Year prior to the team’s game on Sunday versus the Duluth Huskies.  Malis, a sophomore from Grand Canyon University, finished the season with a .305 average, five home runs, 41 RBI, and five stolen bases.  Bucks Season Ticket Holders voted on the Player of the Year Award at their annual Season Ticket Holder Picnic.

The Bucks play at Riverfront Stadium where the team welcomed a new state of the art video board in 2016 thanks to a matching grant from the Black Hawk County Gaming Association.  Team ownership has invested more than $170,000 in improvements since the end of the 2014 season including painted bleachers, public Wi-Fi, sound system, group outing areas, and concessions equipment.  Fans are encouraged to stay in touch during the off-season with the Bucks by utilizing their website at or utilizing the Northwoods League Mobile App.


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The Waterloo Bucks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 23-year-old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 180 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM) and Lucas Duda (NYM).  All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Bucks as your favorite team.