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HANK BAUER DIES AT 84

Former New York Yankees player and major league manager Hank Bauer passed away on Friday at the age of 84 in Shawnee Mission, Kansas.  The Yankee legend died after a long battle with cancer. 
He played for the Yankees from 1948-59 when the Bronx Bombers captured nine American League Pennants and seven World Series Championships.  He played with Joe Dimaggio, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Phil Rizzuto, Whitey Ford and Bobby Richardson.

He finshed his career with a .277 batting average and 164 home runs in over 1500-games for the Yankees, but he was especially good in World Series action and still holds the record for hitting in 17-consecutive games.  His final World Series vs the Milwaukee Braves in 1958, he batted .323 with 4 home runs and 8 rbi’s as the Yankees defeated the Braves in seven games.

He was traded after the 1959 season to Kansas City for a young outfielder named Roger Maris and managed the A’s in 1960 and 61.  He would later manage Baltimore from 64-68 and bring the first championship to the Orioles in 1966.  He captured Manager of the Year Awards in`1964 and 66 and finsished his managerial time in the big leagues with Oakland in 1969, just before the A’s dynasty.

Bauer later managed in the International League with the Tidewater Tides (New York Mets organization) in 1971 and 1972 and captured the IL Pennant and Governors Cup with his 72 team.
The Chiefs opened both seasons agaist the Tides and Hank Bauer at MacArthur Stadium, defeated them 12-9 in 71 and losing 1-0 in 72.  In the 1971 Home Opener, Chiefs General Manager Tex Simone remembers the fiesty Bauer ordering Mets prospect Jim Bibby to take the mound despite the cold weather and snow flurries in the air.

Bauer later scouted for the Yankees and Royals and always received a great cheer from Yankees fans each season at Yankees Old Timers Games.

HOT STOVE MORSELS

The 46th Annual Syracuse Chiefs Hot Stove is in the books and another outstanding job was done by the 2007 Hot Stove Committee chaired by Chiefs President Ron Gersbacher.

Over 300 fans attended the dinner at the Holiday Inn Liverpool that saw the Chiefs present seven awards, introduce the 2007 Syracuse Baseball Wall of Fame newest class, present equipment to the West End PBA on behalf of ****’s Sporting Goods, a silent auction of sports memoribilia that this year benefited Liverpool Little League, and listen and talk to new Chiefs manager Doug Davis, Chiefs outfielder Chad Mottola and Blue Jays Director of Canadian Scouting Kevin Briand. Also a thanks goes out to all of the former players who attended as well as LeMoyne College AD **** Rockwell and Head Baseball Coach Steve Owens. And to top it all off, the crowd was mesmerized by our featured speaker Bobby Richardson who was the hit of the night.

Thanks go out to our Master of Ceremonies Doug Logan and Time Warner Cable, Dave Perkins and ESPN Radio, our Decoration and table settings/favors duo of Wendy Shoen and Priscilla Venditti who made the room look great, John Bonura from Benefit Golf and Auctions who helped with our silent auction and provided the Derek Jeter baseball that went to Kevin Caldwell from Watertown, NY.

The staff at the Holiday Inn Liverpool again did a great job with our dinner and refreshments.  Tom Mattimore and Mike Mott provided the awards that were presented and the entire Chiefs Front Office staff that worked hard on the event from producing the program to picking up players at the airport.

GREAT JOB EVERYONE!!!!

Now it’s on to next year’s dinner which has been scheduled for Friday, January 11th, 2008 at the Holiday Inn Liverpool.  Circle that date for the Chiefs 47th Annual Event that will include our annual awards and some big time baseball guests.

BOBBY RICHARDSON COMES TO SYRACUSE

Former New York Yankees second baseman Bobby Richardson will attend the 46th Annual Syracuse Chiefs Baseball Dinner at the Holiday Inn-Liverpool on Friday, February 2nd beginning at 5:30 PM.

Richardson, now 72, played 11 years with the Yankees 1956-66 and appeared in seven World Series.  He captured the 1960 World Series MVP honor when he drove in 13 runs against the Pirates.

The Dinner will also include new Chiefs manager Doug Davis, Chiefs outfielder Chad Mottola, Detroit Tigers 2006 World Series pitcher and Baldwinsville, NY native Jason Grilli and a bevy of former major league players including John Johnstone, Frank DiPino, Mike Barlow, Mark Lukasiewicz, Steve Grilli, Peter Hoy, Jon Ratliff,  Dunedin Blue Jays pitching coach Tom Signore, LeMoyne College AD **** Rockwell, LeMoyne College Head Coach Steve Owens, OCC Baseball Coach Bryan Gaal and others.

In addition the Chiefs will honor local high school athletes in softball and baseball and will award the Tom Higgins Bullpen Chief Award and the Jake Meyers Great Guy Award.

Tickets for the evening that will include dinner and a silent auction are only $45 for adults and $20 for children and are available at the Alliance Bank Stadium Executive Offices or on line at  www.syracusechiefs.com.

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