This week, the San Francisco Giants honored two Antioch residents, naming them winners of the prestigious Willie Mac award. Every year, each Jr. Giants agency nominates one player and one volunteer who exemplify confidence, integrity, leadership, and teamwork on and off the field. From there, the Giants Community Foundation chooses a special, select group of nominees. This year, Miles Anthony Ebinger, an 11-year-old participating in the Majors Baseball Division, was honored along with Candace Knox, a first-year coach leading a team of Jr. Giants players in the Majors Baseball Division. We want to congratulate our two award winners for being selected by the Giants for these awards and thank them for their contributions to our Jr. Giants League!
To view the list of winners visit https://www.mlb.com/giants/community/fund/junior-giants/willie-mac-award
About the Willie Mac Award
Named in honor of Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey, this award is the Junior Giants version of the annual award given to a Giants player by his teammates. The Junior Giants Willie Mac Award will go to one outstanding Junior Giants player and coach/team parent that best represents their league, as chosen by their league commissioner.
A Junior Giants Willie Mac recipient exemplifies Confidence, Integrity, Leadership and Teamwork both on and off the field. Junior Giants Willie Mac Award winners are recognized Junior Giants Willie Mac Award winners are recognized at Oracle Park during a Giants game. All award winners, and a guest, are invited to a special luncheon after the season’s end.