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CARLTON FISK TO ATTEND COOPERSTOWN CLASSIC

The Syracuse Chiefs announced today that Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk will attend the Cooperstown Classic in Cooperstown, New York Sunday, May 18th when the Chiefs battle the Rochester Red Wings at 2:00 PM.

International League President Randy Mobley was able to secure Fisk’s appearance for this major event.

Fisk will also be available for at a special private reception inside the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum after the game.  The reception on May 18th from 6:00-8:00 PM will give fans the opportunity to share hallowed ground with the Hall of Famer amidst the gallery of plaques and Red Wings and Chiefs players.  Tickets for the post game event are only $100 and include grandstand ticket for the game.  For further information you can contact the Chiefs ticket office at 315 474-7833.

 

 

2008 HOT STOVE RECAP

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.

HOT STOVE WEEK

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.

ALUMNI REPORT: BALE

In this week’s Alumni Report we take a look at John Bale.

Bale Bale pitched for the SkyChiefs during the 1999 and 2000 seasons.  After three seasons pitching in Japan, Bale signed with the Kansas City Royals this season but was injured during Spring Training and has just started pitching for KC in the past few weeks.

Besides a rough outing last week against the Yankees in which he walked 6 batters, Bale has been effective out of the Royals bullpen.  He enters play today having made 4 appearances spanning 6.1 innings and has given up just one run.

Following up on last week’s Alumni Report, former Chiefs outfielder Gabe Gross has appeared in 8 games for Triple-A Nashville and is hitting .300 (9-30) with 5 runs scored and 2 RBI.

With football training camps underway former Chiefs infielder Chris Weinke (’95-’96) finds himself unemployed after spending six seasons with the Carolina Panthers. 

Quinn_1Also currently unemployed is former Chiefs “Bat Boy For a Day” Brady Quinn who through 4 days of Cleveland Browns training camp remains a holdout.  Quinn who is friends with IL President Randy Mobley’s son, Taylor, attend a Chiefs game in August of 1995.

THIS AND THAT

Congratulations to Vernon Wells as he picked up his third Gold Glove Award this week for his work during the 2006 season…..AAA-managerial moves include Charlotte Knights Razor Shines moving up to the White Sox becoming their 3rd Base coach, Ottawa manager and Chiefs front office favorite Dave Trembley taking over the Orioles major league field coordinator position.  In Richmond Brian Snitker moves to Atlanta and becomes the Braves 3rd base coach and is replaced by Dave Brundage.  Trent Jewett (Indianapolis), John Russell (Scranton) and Trey Hillman (former Clippers manager) are finalist for the Texas Rangers managerial position…..Crunch are on the Road this weekend at Hamilton and Hershey after going 2-0-1 last week and picking up 5-points.  Syracuse returns home next weekend Friday and Saturday….Sitting at the Carrier Dome on Wednesday night watching the Orange, one could wonder if baseball fans will ever get the chance to view a real video board in their stadium……Last week Wachovia Securities invited former Yankee outfielder Bobby Murcer to speak to clients at the Craftsman Inn. A great night was had by all, and Bobby shed some insight into the Yankees 2006 season and what is ahead for 2007.  A little know fact:  Bobby Murcer would have played the 1967 season in Syracuse, but was called to military service and missed the entire year.  He spent another year in the military in 1968 and made the Yankees team in 1969…..Grass vs Turf online poll update: Grass 83%, Turf 17%….After the barrage of negitive tv and radio ads for those seeking office are you ready to vote on Tuesday for anyone….Pop Warner Football invades Alliance Bank Stadium on Saturday with five big games beginning at 9:00 AM….Former Chiefs batboy Brady Quinn takes on the North Carloina tomorrow as the Irish look to go 8-1.  Brady, who was friends with I.L. President Randy Mobley’s son Taylor, visited MacArthur Stadium as a youth and suited up for two games in 1996.  Quinn could become the first Chiefs batboy to take home a Heismann Trophy later this month….Have a great weekend everyone!!!!

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