CAST YOUR VOTE BELOW!
Hey Lugnuts fans, it's time to vote for the newest member to the Lansing Lugnuts Hall of Fame!
Fans may vote a maximum of once per day until the voting closes on Monday, June 17th, with the arrival of the Midwest League All-Star Break. Our top three deserving candidates are below. Who will you choose to be the next Lugnuts Hall of Famer?
We'll honor the player with the most votes with his very own Lugnuts Hall of Fame plaque in a special on-field ceremony during the second half of the season.
A native of South Korea, the 20-year-old Choi enjoyed a smash debut in 1999. The Lugnuts’ first baseman batted .321 with 18 home runs, 70 runs scored and 71 runs batted in despite playing just 79 games. The performance opened eyes and pushed the left-handed slugger onward to a four-season Major League career with the Chicago Cubs, Florida Marlins and Los Angeles Dodgers.
When he first arrived in 2002, Marmol was a weak-hitting catcher. Two years later, he returned to Lansing as a flame-throwing pitcher with a wicked breaking ball. Marmol made 24 starts for the Lugnuts in 2004, piling up 14 victories and 154 strikeouts. He found his true niche with the Cubs as a closer and was named an NL All-Star in 2007 and still dominates hitters today.
Snider was the Toronto Blue Jays’ 1st round draft pick in 2006, and he quickly lived up to that billing with the Lugnuts in 2007. Snider led the Lugnuts in nearly every offensive category, bashing 35 doubles and 16 home runs with 93 RBIs in 118 games. He joined the Blue Jays in 2008 and is now in his first full season with the Pittsburgh Pirates.