Introduced Version



Introduced by: Stevenson, Brown C, Smith V, Harris E


        A RESOLUTION honoring Greg Tagert.

    Whereas, Greg Tagert, manager of the Gary SouthShore RailCats, was selected as the 2007 Northern League Manager of the Year;

    Whereas, Gary Tagert was selected to receive this honor by the league's managers, radio announcers, and local media;

    Whereas, In his third season as manager, Gary Tagert led the team to the 2007 Northern League championship by defeating the Calgary Vipers in the fifth and deciding game of the series by a score of 5 -1;

    Whereas, Gary Tagert guided the RailCats to a 58-38

record, the best in the Northern League, by winning both halves in the South Division;

    Whereas, When Gary Tagert took over the reins of the RailCats, they were a last-place team;

    Whereas, Since that time, the RailCats have won the Northern League Championship twice (2005 and 2007) and Gary Tagert has amassed a 163-126 regular season record and a 13-11 post season record;

    Whereas, An outstanding manager, Gary Tagert has had a winning season every year of his 12 year career and earned his 500th career victory in 2006;

    Whereas, Before coming to the RailCats, Gary Tagert coached in the Frontier League, where he was the all-time leader in victories with a 412-336 record;

    Whereas, Prior to beginning his career as a manager, Gary Tagert served as a scout with the Detroit Tigers and as a pitching coach at the University of New Mexico; and

    Whereas, Excellence in any endeavor merits special recognition: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana House of Representatives congratulates Greg Tagert on his outstanding career and his selection as the 2007 Northern League Manage of the Year and wishes him continued success in all his future endeavors.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to Greg Tagert and the Gary SouthShore RailCats organization.


HR 1565/DI 84



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