SAGINAW COUNTY SPORTS HALL OF FAME

WENDELL NEHMER

CLASS OF 2009

Nehmer from SCSHOF on Vimeo.



                         
As Coach/Manager for the Means Stamping baseball team,

Nehmer has dedicated over four decades helping young men

hone their skills on the baseball diamond and earn college

scholarships. Means Stamping has dominated play in Saginaw

Township Recreation’s 18-and-under Connie Mack baseball

league. The team has had great success on the field, capturing

the Connie Mack World Series in 1980 prior to finishing as

runner-up in 1978. Their last trip to the national tournament

came in 1984. A photo of the 1980 team is pictured in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Nehmer has helped well over 100 of his players get into college baseball through his extensive contacts all over the country. In 1990 he had more than 20 of his present or former players competing at the collegiate level. Major Leaguers he has coached include Curt Young, Keith Miller, Matt Meiske, Vern Ruhle and Dennis Konuszewski. Nehmer worked at Means for 34 years as a Tool & Die maker and in supervision His eye for talent has earned a job scouting baseball talent throughout mid-Michigan. Nehmer has scouted for the Philadelphia Phillies, Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox, while currently bird-dogging for the Cleveland Indians for the past 12 years.