The New York State Baseball Hall of Fame is designed to honor and recognize baseball players from New York and their achievements in baseball.
THE 2014 NEW YORK STATE BASEBALL HALL of FAME on November 2, 2014 at the Hilton Hotel in Troy, NY is pleased to announce the induction of these distinguished players, coaches and umpires.
INDUCTION CLASS 2014
Elroy Face Pittsburgh Pirates Lee Mazzilli New York Mets
Orel Hershiser Los Angeles Dodgers
Rocky Colavito Cleveland Indians
Joe Pignatano New York Mets
Tom Browning Cincinnati Reds
Jim Deshaies Houston Astros
Joe Pepitone New York Yankees/ Chicago Cubs
Mike Coolbaugh* Milwalkee Brewers/ St. Louis Cardinals
Dave Giusti Pittsburgh Pirates
Frank Malzone Boston Red Sox
Shawon Dunston Chicago Cubs
Denis Leonard Kansas City Royals
Matt Morris Saint Louis Cardinals
Ken Singleton Baltimore Orioles
Rico Petrocelli Boston Red Sox
Frank Viola Minnesota Twins
George Valesente Ithaca College Dominick Cecere Eastchester H.S.
Dennis Galka Umpire
MEDIA: Vin Scully Announcer for the Los Angeles Dodgers
The Johnny Podres Lifetime Achievement Award is named for an individual's contribution to the game of baseball. The recipient can be a player, coach, umpire, or an executive. The 2012 recipient was John Mayotte, Eckerd College. The 2013 recipient is Ralph Branca, Brooklyn Dodgers.
The Johnny Evers Community Contributor Award is presented to a person who has made a significant contribution to the community and the game of baseball. The 2012 recipient was William Gladstone, owner of the Tri-City Valley Cats, an affiliate of the Houston Astros. The 2013 recipient is Steve Madarasz, Life Long NY Mets fan.
The John Ceruttti Sportsmanship Award is presented to a player or coach who exemplifies the spirit of the game through his conduct. The 2012 recipient was Don Blaha, a 2011 inaugural inductee. The 2013 recipient is Bob Bogdan, South High-Skidmore.
TO NOMINATE A PLAYER ~ email his baseball information to:
A player may be considered if he has played beyond high school. Inductee must have been born, lived or retired in New York State area.
Any player, umpire or coach will be considered by their "body of work" and contributions to the community.
The player will be elected by majority decision of the Board of Directors.
We wish to thank all of the inductees, sponsors and guests who helped make the 4th Annual Induction Ceremony a very special night.
A special thank you to the sponsors for their generous contributions. Sponsor contributions ensure our success and vision for the New York State Baseball Hall of Fame annual event.
NY State Baseball Hall of Fame
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