Jan 11

Legendary Umpire, Official, and Referee John Bartolo to Enter Hall of Fame


Algona’s John Bartolo will enter the IHSBCA and IAHSAA Hall of Fame this year.

John Bartolo’s “jaw dropped” when he was notified he’d been selected to enter the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. While he was surprised and humble, after 40 years of officiating and multiple state tournament selection, Bartolo has had an illustrious career working football, basketball, baseball, softball, and volleyball games. Listen to his reaction and story below:


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    • Lyle (Butch) Baer on January 12, 2018 at 9:32 am
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    I have announced the state baseball tournament for the past 25 years and have had the honor to have announced John’s name as a state umpire many times. He is well deserving of this honor. One of the best of the best umpires. I always know that when I see John’s names on the list of umpires for that session that the ball game is in good hands. Congratulations to John.

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