Baldwinsville On June 3, the Baldwinsville Baseball Alumni Committee held its annual alumni game at Baker High School. Alumni ranging from the class of 1964 to the class of 2010 participated in the game. The alumni present had a great time and spent quality time reliving their past and telling stories that haven’t been shared in years, with Coach Bader leading the charge.
In addition to the alumni game, the Baldwinsville Baseball Hall of Fame was started, with an induction ceremony of the first two members: Otis Sennett (previous coach and athletic director at Baldwinsville school district) and John Lindenmayer (originator of Kiwanis Little league and baseball coach). Sons of the respective inductees had the privilege of introducing their fathers and presenting them with their plaques of recognition, while friends and family looked on. A plaque was hung at the concession stand at the field to recognize those who have been duly honored, with another form of recognition in the works.
Lastly, Mark Bader, retiring varsity coach of more than 32 years, was also recognized for his lifelong contributions to the program and more importantly to most of the alumni that were present.
The BBAC will start planning next years’ festivities, which will be on or around the first weekend in June, shortly with monthly meetings being held. An official nomination form will be added to the Baldwinsville booster baseball website, bvillebaseball.com, in the coming month, with the final voting of the new candidates on or around January. To be added to the contact list for future communication, please contact one of the following sources: bvillebaseball.com (Booster Website), firstname.lastname@example.org (Dave Penafeather – coach/alumni) and email@example.com (Tim Peters-alumni).
Tim Peters is a member of the Baldwinsville Baseball Alumni Committee.