Press Release

For Immediate Release: January 28, 2015

Four New Members Enter Union County Baseball Hall of Fame, Feb. 8, at Hot Stove Awards Dinner

Union County Baseball Association Also Honors Student Athletes at 79th Annual Dinner to Benefit Youth Baseball Leagues

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Roy White, former New York Yankees All-Star outfielder and two-time World Series champion, will be the special guest speaker at the 79th Annual Hot Stove League Baseball Dinner on Sunday, February 8, starting at 1:00 p.m. in the L’Affaire Banquet Center, 1099 Route 22 East, in Mountainside.

The awards dinner is sponsored by the Union County Baseball Association (UCBA), in cooperation with the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation. Since 1937, the Hot Stove League Baseball Dinner has been the primary fund-raiser for the UCBA’s summer and fall programs for young ballplayers.

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.

“We’re delighted to welcome Roy White to this year’s Hot Stove League Awards Dinner,” said Freeholder Chairman Mohamed Jalloh. “We hope that family members, teammates and friends of the Hall of Fame inductees and the very deserving young local honorees will enjoy the Sunday afternoon ceremonies and support youth baseball in Union County.”

Among the young local ball players to be honored for their athletic achievements are: Nick Christiani of Linden, Chrissy Ferraro of Westfield, Rebecca Rotola of Linden, and Tommy Trotter of Cranford.

The Hot Stove League Baseball Dinner also will honor athletes from local youth baseball leagues for their achievements in 2014.

Union County Baseball Association
79th Hot Stove League Annual Baseball Dinner
February 8, 2015 – Starting at 1:00 p.m.
L’Affaire Banquet Center, Route 22 East,
Mountainside, New Jersey 07092

Tickets for the awards dinner are $45 and may be purchased in advance online by visiting www.UCBA-NJ.org or by downloading and mailing the ticket reservation form to the Union County Baseball Association, PO Box 176, Fanwood, New Jersey 07023. For more information, please call Jim Iozzi at 908-917-2523.

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