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Thanks to all who attended the 2008 Chiefs Hot Stove on Friday night, January 11th at the Holiday Inn Liverpool. Nearly 500 fans enjoyed an evening of Baseball Entertainment that included the induction of Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox and Phillies General Manager Pat Gillick into the Syracuse Chiefs Wall of Fame. Both received their awards early and will be joined on August 16th by Tommy Thevinow, Vic Power, Terry Whitfield, Greg “Boomer” Wells and Ted Kleinhans.

The evening also included Bill Monbouquette, Frank Tepedino, I.L. President Randy Mobley and Onondaga County Execuitive Joanie Mahoney

Circle the date for 2009 – the 48th Annual Event will take place on Friday, January 16th.


This Friday, January 11th the Syracuse Chiefs will hold their 47th Annual Hot Stove Dinner beginning at 5:30 PM at the Holiday Inn LIverpool.

The silent auction of great baseball memoribilia will run from 5:30-7:00 PM with items that include autographed baseballs, bats, jerseys and highlighted by a autographed Derek Jeter jersey compliments of Benefit Golf and Auctions.  All proceeds will benefit the Hillside of Family Agencies here in Syracuse.

The guest list includes former Chiefs manager and player and current Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox, Philadelphia Phillies General Manager Pat Gillick, Red Sox pitching great Bill Monbouquette, Chiefs manager Doug Davis, Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Scott Cassidy, Blue Jays Director of Canadian Scouting Kevin Briand and International League President Randy Mobley.

Local players also scheduled to appear include Steve Grilli, Mark Lukasiewicz, Jon Ratliff, Noah Hall, Frank DiPino, New Hampshire Pitching Coach Tom Signore, Syracuse Baseball Wall of Famer Frank Tepedino and LeMoyne College Baseball Coach Steve Owens.

Tickets are only $45 for adults and $20 for children.  You can call 315 474-7833 or stop by the Chiefs Offices during business hours (9 AM-5PM) to pick up your tickets.


Former Syracuse Chiefs pitcher Pat Dobson passed away during the holiday weekend at the age of 64.  Dobson pitched for the Chiefs in 1964 and in 1965 and was part of the young guns in the Tigers organization that included Denny Mclain, Mickey Lolich and John Hiller.  He spent 13 years in the major leagues with Detroit, San Diego, Baltimore, Atlanta, Yankees and Clevelend.  In 1971 he won 20 games for the Orioles, who won the World Series.  He also pitched in the 1968 World Series with the Tigers.  Pat also spent parts of three years with the Yankees and won 19-games for the bombers in 1974.  He came to the Yankees from Atlanta in a deal that saw four Chiefs players Frank Tepedino, Wayne Nordhagen, Alan Closter and Dave Cheadle go from Syracuse to Richmond in the middle of the season.  Pat was born in Buffalo, NY but spent spent most of his life living in San Diego, CA.  He worked for the Padres organization in Player Development and Scouting after his baseball career ended. 

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