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Futures League Honors Eight as 2023 Adam Keenan Award Recipients

WEYMOUTH, Mass. (August 16, 2023) — The Futures League is proud to recognize this year’s recipients of the Adam Keenan Sportsmanship & Scholarship Award. 

This prestigious annual award is bestowed upon the Futures League player who exemplifies the outstanding attitude, character and sportsmanship that is synonymous with Adam Keenan's legacy. Adam was a former Franklin Pierce University and UMass Lowell player who also played for the former Seacoast Mavericks.

On June 6, 2011, Adam passed away suddenly. He had a rare, undiagnosed heart condition known as Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy or ARVC. He was an amazing individual that exhibited sportsmanship, enthusiasm, and passion for the game of baseball, and his legacy lives on through the Adam Keenan Foundation and this annual award.

For the fourth straight season, one player from each of the league’s eight franchises was selected to receive the Adam Keenan Sportsmanship & Scholarship Award.

Jimmy Gilleran, Brockton Rox, Stonehill College

Shane McNamara, Nashua Silver Knights, Eastern Nazarene College

Billy Mrowka, New Britain Bees, Skyline College

Johnny Knox, Norwich Sea Unicorns, Nichols College

Derek Paris, Pittsfield Suns, University of Maryland-Baltimore County

Antonio Perrotta, Vermont Lake Monsters, University of Virginia

Josh Frometa, Westfield Starfires, American International College

Michael Florides, Worcester Bravehearts, Hofstra University

Based in the Merrimack Valley, the Adam Keenan Foundation’s mission is to ensure that athletic facilities and public spaces have an AED available. The Futures League raises money for the Adam Keenan Foundation and the scholarship award through its annual golf outing, 50-50 raffles and the annual Adam Keenan Weekend in June, as donations are collected at all eight ballparks.

The Futures League is excited to host the fourth Adam Keenan Legacy Golf Tournament on Friday, October 13 at Cyprian Keyes Golf Club in Boylston, Mass. Proceeds from the annual event go towards the Adam Keenan Sportsmanship & Scholarship Award fund. Visit for more information on how to participate as a player or sponsor and to register.

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