Submitted by Ray Michael, Southern Maryland
I was following along with your World Series daily emails and newsletters when I saw a request for who has the most championship rings. I know I am biased but my father would make a great article for one of your magazines for a player that has participated and won over a long time in your tournaments. If you did a search on his name, I am sure you would see many articles that his name bounced back.
I would like to submit and nominate my father, Jerry Michael, as he has won 12 MSBL Fall Classic championships. Also, he is currently down in Florida this week for the Fall Classic playing in the 55+ National Division with Southern Maryland Fedlock.
My father is a left-handed pitcher and has thrown winning games in each of these championships (below) and some years multiple wins during the week. Here is the list of his 12 Championships:
Year Team Age Division
1995 Southern Maryland Mariners 40 Plus National
2000 Southern Maryland 38 Plus National
2001 Southern Maryland 38 Plus National
2002 Southern Maryland 18 Plus MABL American
2003 Southern Maryland 38 Pluss National
2004 Southern Maryland 18 Plus MABL National
2005 Southern Maryland Titans 47 Plus American
2005 Southern Maryland 18 Plus MABL National
2014 Southern Maryland Titans 56 Plus Open
2015 Southern Maryland Titans 56 Plus Open
2017 Southern Maryland Fedlock 50 Plus National
2019 Southern Maryland Fedlock 55 Plus National
He may not be the winner of most championships I would still love to see him recognized for his successes. Also, my mother and his wife, Judy has been there for each of these tournaments rooting him on and cheering for all the teams from Southern Maryland. They have enjoyed their many trips to Florida for the Fall Classic. I know she is down there rooting him on as he goes for his 13th championship!