2020 MSBL Honor Roll Inductee: Dan Hendrickson, MABL of Southern Wisconsin

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications

Dan Hendrickson is currently the league treasurer and field coordinator for the successful MABL of Southern Wisconsin, located in Madison.  Since beginning his league involvement in 1995 Dan has enjoyed taking part in most every office within the league, as well as serving as a board member, and continues to play and manage in the league while attending the MSBL World Series and the Las Vegas Kickoff Classic on a regular basis.

For Dan’s commitment to the MABL of Southern Wisconsin, as well as his involvement in MSBL national tournaments, MSBL Founder and President Steve Sigler has inducted Dan into the 2020 class of the MSBL Honor Roll.  Please enjoy Dan’s insights to a few questions as we get to know more about Dan ‘in his own words.’

Biographical Information:

Your name: Dan Hendrickson

City or town of residence:  Verona Wisconsin

Age: 61

League name: MABL of Southern Wisconsin

Town where league is based: Madison, Wisconsin

Where did you grow up?  Bismarck, North Dakota

What do you do for a living? Pharmacist                                      

Family information: Married for nearly forty years, three daughters

General Questions:

Describe your baseball resume: Did not play baseball in high school. Busy enjoying the 70’s

What is your greatest baseball moment, either watching or playing? Managing/playing and winning the + 52 MABL of Southern Wisconsin championship last year (2019)

When did you start playing for MSBL and how did you hear about it? 1995. I started playing in the Madison area in 1993. This was the first year of older Men’s baseball in Madison. We switched to MSBL in 1995

Do you still play? Yes

What team and age bracket? 45+ Brewers, 52+ Bears, 55+ (Milwaukee) Mudhens

What is the best thing about your league? All 400 players in our league are friends who love baseball

Do you participate in any MSBL national tournaments? I’ve played in the MSBL World Series four of the last five years. I also played in the Las Vegas pre-season tournaments in the past

Questions just for fun:

Who is your favorite player of all time and why? Tony Oliva. I imitated his batting stance and habit of digging his left foot in the batter’s box prior to hitting when I was a kid

Are there any additional personal comments you wish to add about your playing or life thus far? I’ve been umpire coordinator, league secretary and division vice president for our league. I am currently league treasurer, field coordinator, +52 manager and player

Are there any comments about MSBL you wish to share? I’ve enjoyed my years on our MABL of Southern Wisconsin board. Working with president Sean Michael Dargan, secretary and former MSBL man of the year David Bayer have been a joy.