AWA Inaugural Year
AWA has taken 2020 by storm.
In 2020, The American Wiffle Association quickly gained recognition across the Wiffle Ball
world. Based in Edmonds WA, the League was founded in June of 2020 and already has climbed
to the second largest Wiffle Ball Channel on YouTube. With over 3,500 subscribers and over
50,000 views a month, AWA has cemented itself as one of the best with so many leagues across
the platform. In addition, the league gained prominence locally, being featured on TV stations
such as KING 5 Seattle. Living by their motto, “Dingers or Nothing” they focus on having slower
pitch speeds, which leads to more action packed games.
AWA Wiffle Ball was started by Jack Blahous, a recent University of Washington grad who’s job
plans were delayed after restrictions from COVID-19. After getting some friends from high
school and college together, Jack formed the AWA and its four teams: the Northern
Nighthawks, Southern Stingers, Western Wolf Pack, and Eastern Enforcers. Recruiting some of
the best players for the league including Thomas Blahous, a stand out pitcher at the UW, the
league went right to work with some of the most high professionalism videos on the Wiffle Ball
Landscape. In addition, the league boasts the most advanced stat tracking with stats such as
WAR being taken into account.
One of the biggest differences between the AWA and other leagues is the pitch speed. They aim
to have slower pitch limits in order to make pitching difficulty harder and have more action in
the games. While some leagues’ best hitter averages 6-7 HRs in a season, the AWA’s best hitter
hits 32 HRs. Their belief is that anyone can go in to a game throwing fast and having a sub 1 ERA
but that’s not fun for viewers to watch. Over 200 HRs were hit this year alone in the AWA:
Dingers or Nothing is right.
AWA is full of walk off HRs to perfect games from dominant pitchers. We cant wait to see what
is next for the AWA!