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We are in the process of looking at nominees for our next Hastings Baseball Hall of Fame class. If you have a player, coach or just someone who has meant a lot to Hastings Baseball, please send us a message with the nominee's name and any information you can tell us about the nominee.
We will consider all nominations for this year and upcoming years.
Past Inductees to the Hastings Baseball Hall of Fame
1953 Legion State Championship Team
1960 Legion State and Regional Championship Team
1956 Legion State Championship Team
1958 Legion State Championship Team
1990 Johnson Imperial Homes Braves State Championship Team
Ron Riese (Ron Riese Service Award)
Allen Curtis (1956-60)
Mark Kister (1980-82)
1980 Hastings Chiefs – State Runner-up
1981 Hastings Chiefs – State Runner-up
Bob Stickels (Ron Riese Service Award)
Dick Spady (1946)
Dr. James W. Hervert Jr (Ron Riese Service Award)
Johnson Family (Ron Riese Service Award) ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago ·
Hastings Baseball and the City of Hastings lost one of the good ones this week. Ron Riese. Ron has been a do everything guy for the Hastings Baseball Program for over 30 years. He's been a coach, organized the raffle, umpire, umpire coordinator, equipment man, you name it he has done it! He was also a long time Chairman of the Hastings Baseball Committee. I hope you can take 5 minutes and listen to the speech Dwight Splitt gave about Ron in 2014 when we started up the Ron Riese Service Award. Ron will be missed by all of us in the Hastings Baseball Program from coaches, to committee members, to players to the Concession Stand girls who knew to have an Iced Tea and Peanuts ready for him.
Thanks Ron for everything!
Ronald J. "Ron" Riese
June 27, 1946 - November 6, 2017
Hastings resident, Ronald J. “Ron” Riese, 71, passed away Monday, November 6, 2017, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska.
Rosary will be Friday, November 10, 2017; 7:00 P.M. at Butler Volland Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, November 11, 2017; 10:30 A.M. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Hastings with Father Stephen Graeve officiating. Burial with military rites by Juniata American Legion will be Saturday, November 11, 2017; 1:30 P.M. in Juniata Cemetery, Juniata. Memorials may be given to Ron Riese Memorial, which will help with some of his favorite local charities. Visitation will be Thursday, November 9, 2017; 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M., Friday, November 10, 2017; 9:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church.
Ron was born June 27, 1946, in Hastings, Nebraska to Raymond C. & Bernadine (Loskill) Riese. He graduated from Juniata High School. Ron served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. He married Beverly K. “Bev” Sergeant on May 7, 1966, and celebrated 50 years of marriage in 2016; she preceded him in death on June 6, 2016.
Ron worked at Great Plains Packaging for 47 years as the head of the shipping department, later retiring. He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, American Legion Baseball, and was Hastings Baseball Commissioner for numerous years. He was instrumental in the renovation of Duncan field and was the foundation for an award for service for the American Legion Baseball known as the Ron Riese Service Award. He could be found most mornings having tea at one of his many coffee groups.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Beverly K. “Bev” Riese.
Sons & Spouse:
Mike & Billi Riese
Sister & Spouse:
Rogene (Riese) & Ron Ingebrigtson
Brother & Spouse:
Jim & Janet Riese
Brothers-in-law & Spouses:
Howard & Diane Sergeant
Bob & Holly Sergeant
Step-Brother-in-law & Spouse:
Merlyn & Pat Bartels
Marlene (Bartels) Hodgson
Many Nieces, Nephews, friends & Hastings sports fans ... See MoreSee Less
2 months ago ·
#OnThisDay - 1940
Hastings American Legion Baseball played the first game at what used to be the old circus grounds at South St and Elm Ave
September 2, 1940
Hastings Juniors 6 Giltner 5
First game played at Athletic Field at South & Elm. G. Stransky walk off inside the park HR ... See MoreSee Less
5 months ago ·