Awards & Recognitions
Most Valuable Player Award
Linda Wallin Memorial Award
This award was established to recognize Minor & Junior Division players demonstrating positive attitudes, leadership skills, & the qualities of good sportsmanship.
Linda Wallin played for the Slaterettes from 1980 to 1989. She was a top pitcher, shortstop, & hitter. Those who knew her will tell you she was probably the best youth player to ever wear a Slaterettes uniform. She was the recipient of the Student Athlete Award when she graduated from Tolman High School in 1989 & was also the first person to ever earn varsity letters in 10 sports (track – 4, basketball – 4, & softball – 2). Linda fought a life-long battle with cystic-fibrosis. Doctors didn’t expect her to live past the age of 18 but she was just as much a fighter off the field as she was on it. Linda led a full life until she passed away on August 3, 2002 at the age of 30. She left behind her greatest accomplishment, her daughter, Mercedes.
We honor her not for her athleticism but rather for her love & passion for the game of baseball, & for the respect & admiration that she had for the game itself as well as for her coaches, teammates, & opponents.
|2010||Cassie Menard||Nellie Harvey|
|2012||Jazmine Lindall||Evelyn Mortimer|
Tony Seastrom Memorial Award for Sportsmanship, Integrity & Leadership
This award was established to recognize the Senior Division Player who most exemplifies the traits & characteristics that were held in high regard by a former Board Member.
On August 3, 2005, the Slaterettes lost a dear friend when Anthony “Tony” Seastrom passed away during the Senior Division season. Tony had served on the Executive Board as our Umpire Coordinator & Junior Division Director. He umpired in all divisions & was famous for giving hitters helpful tips when they were struggling at the plate. His dedication to the youth of the City of Pawtucket was not limited to the Slaterettes. He was actively involved with the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket as well. In 2007 the Pawtucket City Council Parks Commission renamed the former Boat House Field used by our Senior Division. It is now the Anthony “Tony” Seastrom Field