Historical Society seeking nominations for Hall of Fame


The Kandiyohi County Historical Society partnered with the Willmar Stingers to begin a West Central Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014.  We are seeking nominations for the 2018 class.  The West Central Baseball Hall of Fame covers a 45-mile radius of Willmar which includes communities such as Glenwood, Montevideo, Redwood Falls and Dassel-Cokato.  In order to be considered for the West Central Baseball Hall of Fame, nominees must fall within the 45-mile radius of Willmar and be featured in one of the following categories:

  • Professional
    • Player or manager who resided in West Central Minnesota and went on to success in high levels of professional baseball as a player, coach, or manager. 
  • Amateur
    • An amateur player, coach, or manager who was successful as a player in youth, high school, and/or adult amateur baseball.
  • Community Involvement
    • A longtime resident of West Central Minnesota who has achieved great success as a supporter of baseball and has made significant contributions to baseball

The Historical Society will begin accepting nominations immediately to be reviewed by the selection committee.  If you wish to submit a nomination, a form has been created to submit potential candidates to the Historical Society.  The nomination form is available to download via the link above or can be can be obtained at If you have any questions about the nomination process, or the West Central Baseball Hall of Fame, contact Jill Wohnoutka at the Historical Society at 320-235-1881 or  The 2018 inductions to the West Central Baseball Hall of Fame will be held in the early part of 2018.

Nominations must be submitted to the Historical Society by Friday, October 27, 2017 in order to be considered for the 2018 class.  All nominations must include a nomination form.


Hall of Fame Nomination Form