Monday, January 11, 2016

West Haven Twilight Baseball League 'Hot Stove Lunch' is Jan. 23

The West Haven Twilight Baseball League will kick off the 2016 Baseball Season with its Annual Hot Stove Lunch, from noon to 3 p.m. Jan. 23, at West River Hall, 37 Orlando St., according to a release.
The event will honor North Haven Baseball Legend, Bob DeMayo, North Haven High School Baseball Coach, for his many year's of dedication and support of amateur baseball, the release said.

Featured speakers for the event are sportswriter, Leigh Montville, and Major League pitching coach, Dave Wallace. Former Major League broadcaster, George Grande, will again serve as the master of ceremonies, the release said..

"Montville, formerly of Sports Illustrated and the Boston Globe, is the author of numerous books, including biographies of Ted Williams and Babe Ruth. He was born in New Haven graduated from Notre Dame High School and UConn, starting his sports writing career with the Journal Courier and New Haven Register.

"Dave Wallace is the pitching coach for the Baltimore Orioles and served in the same position in other Major League organizations, including the New York Mets and Boston Red Sox. He played for the Phillies and Blue Jays after completing his University of New Haven career where he pitched to a 24-7 record with a 2.18 ERA and 311 strikeouts," the release said.

"As always, legendary UNH coach, Frank "Porky" Vieira, with over 1,000 wins in his college coaching career, will be on hand to offer his entertaining stories and takes on the game we love."

“This year’s event will feature some amazing baseball greats, with time for Q & A,” League President Vin DiLauro said, also in the release.  “Having time to hear from Leigh Montville and Dave Wallace I am sure will be an incredible experience, and we are also excited to honor local baseball great North Haven High School Coach Bob Demayo and as always we welcome back Coach Frank “Porky” Vieira and Master of Ceremonies George Grande. We are looking forward to a great afternoon!  

Tickerts are $30 each. Send payment to W.H.Twilight League, P.O.Box 7564, New Haven, 06519 or call Roland Depew (203-932-0134) or Nick Dematties (203-671-9546).

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