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Cedar Rapids Red Hall of Fame


Hall of Fame Class of 2022

Mike Novak


There couldn’t have been a more obvious choice for our Inaugural Inductee into our Reds Hall of Fame.

Mike established the Cedar Rapids Little Reds in 1989 with support from his wife Mary and 3 children: Matt, Tony & Heather. All this while he was serving on the Cedar Rapids Ball Club Board of Directors (1982-2013) for the Reds, Angels and Twins as Major League Affiliates.

Established in 2022, the purpose of the Cedar Rapids Reds Hall of Fame is to recognize and remember outstanding individuals or families/groups that were players, coaches, board members and/or benefactors who have made their mark on the organization’s landscape since the inaugural year of play in 1989.

The Cedar Rapids Reds Hall of Fame asks voters to elect members to the Hall of Fame based on an individual’s ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character, team contributions and contributions to the Reds Organization. Nominees, after departure from the Reds need to have continued to exemplify the leadership, service and distinction that the Cedar Rapids Reds seeks to promote.


By authorization of the 2022 Cedar Rapids Reds Board of Directors, President Casey Pauli, Vice President Johnny Vasquez, Treasurer Brian Greenlee and Secretary Nic Freshour; the current Cedar Rapids Reds Board of Directors is authorized to hold an election every year for the purpose of electing member(s) to the Cedar Rapids Reds Hall of Fame.


Active and honorary members of the Cedar Rapids Reds Board shall be eligible to vote. Other eligible voters at the sole discretion of the President of the Board.

Eligible Candidates

Candidates to be eligible must meet the following requirements:

  • A baseball or Softball player must have been active as a player in the Reds Organization for a

    minimum of 2 years. A non-player must have been involved in the Reds Organization as a Board

    Member, Coach or benefactor for a minimum of 4 years combined.

  • An individual must be nominated by a current or past member of the Board, a current or past

    Head Coach or have a nomination must have 3o individual signatures requesting the individual’s

    candidacy be explored.

  • Families or Groups must be a collective that had multiple people make a large impact on the Reds


Method of Election

  • The current Board will determine a list of no more than 20 candidates who have been nominated to be voted on.

  • The current Board of Directors will discuss the Candidate list and each Board Member will vote YES or NO for each individual candidate on the ballot each year to be elected or not.

• Any candidate receiving YES votes on seventy-five percent (75%) of the ballots shall be elected to membership in the Cedar Rapids Reds Hall of Fame.


Will be based on an individual’s ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character, team contributions and contributions to the Reds Organization.

Automatic Elections

No automatic elections based on performances such as a batting average of .500 or more for one (1) year, pitching a perfect game or similar outstanding achievement shall be permitted.

Time of Election

  • The current Secretary of the Board shall prepare and distribute ballots to each elector during the Executive Board Meeting in November each year.

  • The Board Members shall discuss the candidates and complete the ballot during that November Meeting.

  • The confidential votes shall then be tabulated and counted by the current President of the Board. The board will then decide how to contact anyone elected and announce the individuals elected for the upcoming year.


    The Board of Directors of the Cedar Rapids Reds reserves the right to revoke, alter or amend these rules at any time.

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