Rob Menke getting it done at World Series IX.
To commemorate the tenth year of PoliceSoftball.com we have started naming our “All-Decade” team which will be comprised of the best players, managers, and sponsors etc. that have made this last decade so special. We are announcing several names each month leading up to World Series X, where we will invite the All-Decade team to take the field and be recognized. For this month, here is who we have selected to be part of this team.
The PoliceSoftball.com decade began with Keith Benjamin as one of the top players on the dominant DEA Combo squad. Over the last part of the decade Keith has played SS/5Man for power teams such as the Quake, HardCor, and Sin City. Keith has also played on the .40 Cal Alliance Masters team where he has won a World Series championship in 2013. Keith was named policesoftball.com Sportsman of the Year in 2007. When Keith is not getting it done physically, his never say die attitude is willing himself and his teams to win. Although over 50 years old, Keith routinely receives All-Tourney/MVP honors.
Nate’s fielding ability over the last decade alone puts him on this team. Add in his swagger and dugout presence which has the unique ability to lift a team puts him over the top. Nate also won a PS.com Defensive Player of the Year award and two World Series championships during the decade. Over the last ten years, Nate has played with LAPD, SoCal Alliance and he now resides on the DEA Combo where he is poised to compete for another World Series win. Nate’s prime has coincided with the PS.com decade and Nate still has many years left where he will be playing at his best.
Rob Menke has been arguably one of the best players in the game since the inception of PS.com and he is a prior Defensive Player of the Year award winner.. If you went back to 2005 and used a #1 draft pick on Rob Menke, you would not be disappointed today. Yes there may be flashier gloves out there but if getting the job done at a high level with the glove, the arm, the mind and the bat is important to you, then Menke is your 2005 lottery pick. He is one of the few left over stars from the Ohio Lawmen who won World Series I and his game has only gotten better since.
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