2011 Buck O'Neil Award Winner Roland Hemond
The NLBM congratulates Mr. Hemond for this prestigious award. I am sure Mr. O'Neil would be pleased that a fellow "baseball scout" (as Mr. Hemond was for many years) is being honored. We look forward to inviting Mr. Hemond to visit the museum soon to celebrate this honor with him.
Hemond also serves as the president of the Association of Professional Baseball Players of America, which provides financial assistance and college scholarships to current and former players, scouts and others connected with pro baseball. Hemond also helped found the Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation, designed to provide assistance to longtime scouts who are in need of special support.
Hemond was named "King of Baseball" in 2001 by Minor League Baseball and also has baseball awards named in his honor by three organizations, recognizing his service to the game: the Chicago White Sox, "Baseball America" and the Society of American Baseball Research.