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The Hall of Fame game is going to be Saturday, July 17th. There is going to be two games, one for over 70s and an under 70s. If you're a HOFer and want to play. Take a look at the inductees, the history, the many pictures, the articles. It's been a lot of fun putting this together, and a little bit of work. First, I'd Would you like to nominate someone to be inducted into the Rochester Softball Hall of Fame?
Do you know someone who is worth considering for the John Warren and Art Held awards? Complete the form below and tell us why you think this person should be nominated. Please call if you have any questions! Avoid sending highly confidential information or private information through this system. He has three children: Michael, Anthony and Paul. Mike also played in the Town of Greece and Kodak Intramural leagues and helped win titles there.
He attended RIT. He served in the US Army and was discharged in He then worked at Kodak Park for 36 years and retired in He was a pioneer of the Kodak inter-plant softball program. Inhe assembled a team to play in the IMC League. During his 7-year tenure as manager, Kodak won an Eastern States title and was a two-time runner-up. InJohn became an ASA umpire. He also became an aser for over 40 Kodak umpires. John retired from his year umpiring career in He earned a BA from St.
Lawrence University. Stuart has three grandchildren: Max, Jackson, and Molly. Biography Stuart started his softball career in and played until He played about games per season and compiled an amazing victories over his career. He loved the game and was a true sportsman and a great loyal team player.
He is loyal to his loved ones, his friends, his faith and to life itself. Frankie started practicing his skills at 10 years old at the neighborhood hardware store. All day long he would practice throwing a rubber ball against the wall, fielding it on the rebound. He continued to hone his skills, playing both Little League and Pony League baseball as a center-fielder.
When the weather would turn cold, Frankie would turn to hockey. During the winter, he would walk to Edgerton Park with stick and skates to play on the frozen tennis courts. After high school, he went to MCC, where he continued to play and excel in his two favorite sports. He played more than games each season, including local league games as well as travel tournaments.
Each year, his teams won most of their league championships. His tournament travels took him all over the country, winning an average of six-to-eight of the 12 tournaments they would play each season. Frank has a way of taking winning or losing in stride. With either outcome, he always had a humble and appreciative satisfaction that found positives in both outcomes. No one displayed more grace and class then Frankie, either on or off the field. His high school years were split between Rush Henrietta and Tupper Lake.
After high school, Jack enrolled at Monroe Community College to further his education. Forman Company as a buyer. Today, he can be found at the Pittsford School District working as a bus driver and at the Home Depot. Jack and his wife, Debbie, have three children: Andrea, Jaclyn, and Erica. Biography Jack has always been drawn to baseball.
However, his true calling was to be an official. While coaching his children in sports it was suggested to Jack that he become an official. Jack has worked every level of the game at every venue in the Rochester area.
Jack is known for being a consistently objective umpire with a good understanding of the game. He is able to control a game without appearing to control the game. On the rare occasions that he feels he made a mistake, he has the humility and grace to talk with the players involved, admit it, and move on.
In addition to working between the lines with softball and baseball, Jack spends his Fall Season officiating high school football. Jack continues today to be one of the most active and respected officials in the Rochester area. Chick was a softball player from to The title years were:.
Later in his career, he decided to umpire more as opposed to playing the game he loved. He eventually transitioned to all umpiring. Since he performed so well over the years as a player and understood the game, umpiring made a good fit. He umpired for 36 years overall. He umpired several Major Slo-pitch tournaments all over the country, including:. He served in the US Navy for 22 years and retired. He worked for Eastman Kodak for 23 years and retired in Biography Doug has officiated baseball, softball, and slo-pitch softball for over 42 years.
His first seven years he officiated in the US Armed Forces. While a member of the Executive Committee of the RDUA, he played Blue Rochester on the adult nsa from sfo integral role in the merger of two rival umpire associations.
The merger provided for a higher caliber officiating at all levels of competition. Doug has umpired Little League, high school, American Legion, college, and Major softball tournaments in the city. Inhe officiated in the Monroe County Senior Games, as well.
Doug has also volunteered many hours of service, umpiring for community non-profit health-related organizations. Doug is well-respected among many area players for his services, as well as the manner he provided those services. He is a good person and a great human being. Biography In his 30 plus years of umpiring, James Kimble has umpired with some of the best umpires. He learned many things about being an umpire from some who are no longer with us, like Tommy Castle and Tony Coco. He gets the most enjoyment out of his time traveling with other members of SORA and the great friendships he has made with umpires and directors from all over the country, especially John Hart and Rick Robertson.
Charlie was employed by SPX Corporation, and after 27 years of service, he retired in His brothers and sisters include: Ivory, Joe Sr. Another great honor for Charlie was his induction into the Hall of Fame for officials. He then attended St. John Fisher. Family Background Paul and his wife Ethel reside in Rochester. Biography Paul played two years of winter baseball in Puerto Rico for the Pirates organization. He was also an alternate umpire for the International League.
Biography Vincent J. He attended St. He has been married for 61 years to his wife, Frances. They have 3 children — Vincent MarieThomas, Francine Ron — 4 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Vinney served in the US Air Force from to He was Captain of a bowling team in those years. He also played and managed softball during that span. His umpiring career spanned 45 years, from to Vinney ased umpires throughout Monroe County for those 45 years. Since Vinney is rather shy about his successes. Cimino to be professional in every aspect of the sport.
He was an excellent official who always handled the most challenging and difficult leagues and teams. The teams always had the utmost respect for Mr. He was an excellent asor of officials, and his duties covered 7 days a week. Cimino was a valuable asset to the overall success of the leagues. I wholly endorse and support Mr. He worked in the Monroe County Probation Department and retired in Family Background Alan and his wife Gail have three children.
He has a brother, Jeffery, and parents, Theodore and Doris. Biography Alan played four years of high school soccer and baseball. Augie attended Edison Tech and R. The former team was the winter national champions in Augie was named to the All-Tournament Team. At Edison, he was an All-Scholastic in baseball and basketball. Ragu is one of the first teams to travel to tournaments around the USA. Ragu won many Rochester area titles. Family Background Whitey is married to Sandy and has two sons, Tony and Jason, and seven grandchildren.
Biography Whitey has been associated with slo-pitch softball for over 30 years either as a player or sponsoring major players in the game. In his playing days, he covered 1st base and pitched. Through his many friendships, Whitey was able to secure top quality players and build a highly competitive team.
His teams were made up of young guns in the game that proved to be over time great successful players, Rick Palmero, Jr. Twist, John Demo, and others.
These teams were highly aggressive and displayed a great defense to make up for their lack of power hitting. They won many local tournaments and then started traveling to great tournament sites around the country. Great or good teams need the money and other support to be successful in the game, especially traveling to tournament sites around the country. Expanding their recognition beyond local boundaries was an important factor that drew quality players. He ended his softball career in He is most proud of hitting a rare back-to-back, father and son Glenn home run feat in Steamboat Springs, CO.
Gary was a valued player and played a critical role in the success these teams had both in and out-of-town tournaments. He went on to sponsor both men and women world tournament teams and other local teams, as well. Today, Gary is still involved in sports.Blue Rochester on the adult nsa from sfo
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