Our family presented the second annual Leon Kramer Memorial Most Valuable Player Award on Friday night at the Farley Baseball Tournament.
Dubuque beat Farley 3-2 in the championship game. Kevin Carkeek had the game-winning hit in the bottom of the ninth and he earned MVP honors.
Kevin is a young man from Chicago who now lives in Dubuque. He visited with the Kramers after the game. Seems like a good kid.
All of Dad’s brothers and sisters (and in-laws) showed up for the championship game. It was great to visit with all of them.
Afterward, we had some food and refreshments at Mom’s house.
As an added bonus, Uncle Hub and I got to watch the Dodgers beat the White Sox on Mom’s TV. It was nice to have everybody around as we celebrated the come-from-behind victory. 🙂
Mom treated everyone to lunch at Breitbach’s in Balltown on Friday. Breitbach’s is the oldest restaurant in the state of Iowa — it opened in 1852. The food and atmosphere are terrific.
Afterward we took some great pictures of the scenic Mississippi River Valley outside of Balltown (see photos below).