Press Release

For Immediate Release: January 1, 2015

Union County Baseball Hall of Fame to Induct New Members

Roy White to speak at Union County NJ Baseball Association

Roy White

Guest Speaker: Roy White, Former New York Yankees Outfielder and Coach           

The Union County Baseball Association will induct four new members into the Union County Baseball Hall of Fame and honor local student athletes for their achievements in 2014 during award ceremonies on Sunday afternoon, February 8.

The 79th Annual Hot Stove League Baseball Dinner on Feb. 8th begins at 1:00 p.m. at the L’Affaire Banquet Center, 1099 Route 22 East, in Mountainside. The dinner is sponsored by the Union County Baseball Association, in cooperation with the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation.

During the afternoon awards ceremonies, the UCBA will induct four new members into the Union County Baseball Hall of Fame: Jorge Comas of Elizabeth, Barry Kaverick of Kenilworth, Richard McCormack of Elizabeth, and Jack Shaw of Roselle Park.

Roy White, former New York Yankees All-Star outfielder and two-time World Series champion, will be the special guest speaker. White played his entire Major League career with the Yankees from 1965 through 1979, compiling a .271 career batting average and a .360 on-base percentage. An excellent defensive player, he led American League left fielders in fielding percentage for four consecutive seasons.

Tickets for the dinner are $45 each. Proceeds will help fund the Union County Summer Youth Baseball League for youngsters 8 to 15 years, and the Fall Teen League.

Since 1937, the Hot Stove League Dinner has been the primary fund-raising effort for the Union County Baseball Association’s summer and fall programs. Over the years, the awards dinner has honored many local and national baseball luminaries – including Phil Rizzuto of Hillside, Don Newcombe of Elizabeth, Joe Collins of Union, Jeff Torborg of Mountainside, Willie Wilson of Summit, and Elliott Maddox of Union.

Tickets for the 79th Annual Union County Baseball Association Hot Stove League Dinner on Feb. 8th are available from the Union County Baseball Association by visiting www.UCBA-NJ.org. For more information, please call Jim Iozzi at 908-917-2523.

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