New York State Baseball Hall of Fame
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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
MLB:
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            


*Deceased



STATEWIDE:
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:
jaryla@aol.com
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.

             

                       SELECTION PROCESS


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.
THANK YOU!

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.

Rene LeRoux
Executive Director
NY State Baseball Hall of Fame


*** ANNOUNCEMENT ***

The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown has added our induction magazine to their library.

ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY 
Email: jaryla@aol.com or Call 518-877-5170
 
   



            


        
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