Altamont Little League was recently honored by the Little League Southwest Region. On Championship day, Altamont was presented the Marvin Norcross Sportsmanship Award. Accepting the award on behalf of New Mexico and Altamont Little League, was Bruce Dinkel of Albuquerque. “Everyone I spoke with that had a say in voting for this award said that Altamont won the award hands down by the way they conducted themselves both on and off the field. Anthony and Anthony Sr. did a fantastic job with these kids.”
Bruce, who suffers from Type I Diabetes, also had the honor of calling the game from the plate for the Championship game. Next year will be Bruce’s 40th year umpiring and hopes to have a chance to umpire at the Little League World Series next year.