The 2017 NWLA National Wiffleball Hall of Fame Class was voted upon in December of 2017 and only three wiffleballers made the cut, including our very own superstar, Chris Meador.
Alongside Kris Morse (HVWBL) and Chris Roeder (OCWA), Chris becomes the fourth SWBL player in the National Wiffleball Hall of Fame (Sam Skibbe, Brett Spencer, Gus Skibbe), which puts the SWBL tied for third in number of inductees.
Here was the write up included in the nomination:
“Chris Meador is a player unlike any other. He is highly regarded as one of the best wiffleball fielders of his generation, if not ever, but he is also one of the best contact hitters in the history of the sport. What may set him apart even more though is his philosophy behind the sport. He is one of the best minds in the game, one of the best base runners, and an incredible strategist. His numbers speak for themselves. In the SWBL, He is a four-time Champion, four-time all-star, one MVP, four platinum hands awards, and is still the only player in SWBL history to hit for the cycle. On the NWLA level, Chris has been named the National Fielder of the Year three times, most by any player in NWLA history. At the NWLA Tournament, Chris leads off and plays LF for the Cardinals and if averaged out, has more hits per PA than any player in the tournament’s history. Chris also has more total plays and fielding assists than anyone in NWLA history, which cements him as one of the greatest fielders that can change the game for a team in a different way. Chris also plays in many leagues around the country including SWBL, Palisades, OCWA, and the NWLA Tournament.”
Congratulations Chris, thanks for representing the SWBL so well, and good luck in the rest of your career and beyond!
For the full list of NWLA Hall of Fame members please click here.