Umpires - Tom Seddon Umpire of the Year Award

Tom Seddon passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Loyola University Medical Center on January 7, 2014. Tom courageously fought leukemia for 13 years and passed away due to complications from a bone marrow transplant. Tom loved umpiring softball and was an inspiration to all that knew him which included the players of all skill levels and those umpires that had the privilege to work with him. Tommy was inducted into the IL USSSA Hall of Fame in the Umpire Category in 2009. In remembrance to Tom the Umpire of the Year Award has been changed to the Tom Seddon Umpire of the Year Award beginning in 2014. Tom received this award posthumously at the 2014 Tom Seddon Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing held in Joliet this past August. Tom’s wife, Janet and daughters Amanda and Christie accepted the award in Tom’s memory. As Tommy always said, “ya’ just gotta have fun”!


Illinois Umpire Awards

Year Name, Location Award
2013  Tom Seddon, Joliet Umpire of the Year
2009 G.L.O.A. (Great Lakes Officials Association) Distinguished Service Award
2009 John E. Zajac, Wadsworth Umpire of the Year
2008 Willis Miles, Chicago Umpire of the Year
2007 Ray Farrey, Oregon Umpire of the Year