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
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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