Submitted by Alan Van Ness, Sacramento MSBL League President
It’s with a heavy heart that I am writing to all of you about the passing of a Sacramento legend on September 2, 2021.
John Daly was a very talented player in this league and a stable every year in the MSBL World Series in Phoenix, Fall Classic in Florida, Desert Classic in Palm Springs, and the two Vegas tournaments. He was so respected and loved by his teammates, opponents, and officials that I felt it’s fitting to announce at his funeral and at his SMSBL Hall of Fame Induction that starting in 2022 the SMSBL will select one player from our league to receive the SMSBL “JOHN DALY SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD.”
“There has never been a more respectable player in this league that exemplified sportsmanship.”