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2006

Inductees

Dave Neale Jr.

PLAYER

Pos: Infield & Pitcher
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Years: 1974-1999
Teams: Burt's '76, Hillcrest Tavern, Steele's Sports, NFMF, Laborers 310, Ohio Transport
All City Player
Numerous National Tournaments and All City Selections

Frank Gaudio

PLAYER

Pos: Outfield
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Years: 1960's-1980's
Teams: Gene's, Teamsters, Pyramid Café, Nationwide Advertising
Multiple City and National Tournaments


"A Winner"

Tom Drabik

PLAYER

Pos: Outfield
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Years: 1967-1988
Team: Kwik Kar Wash, Gene's Sohio, NFMF, B&B Wrecking, Favorite Knit, Chuppa, Final Score
3 All World Selections

Mark & Pete Longo

BACKER

Backer
Years: 1987-2005
Teams: Ohio Sealants (OSI)

Men's, Women's, Youth Teams
Primary Sponsor of Gameday 2002
7 ASA City Titles
15 National Tournaments
7 News Herald World Series Championships

Dick Koval

MANAGER

Manager
Years: 1963-1992
Teams: Feldman Construction, NFMF, Teamsters, Yanish Brothers, Nationwide Advertising
Manager of the Year 1978


"Fiery Manager"

Joe Dykin

COACH

Coach
Years: 1970-1986
Teams: Pyramid Café, Hillcrest Tavern, Teamsters
1975 National Championship with Pyramid Café


"Very Experienced Coach"

Dave Vehonsky

PLAYER

Pos: Infielder
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Years: 1972-2001
Teams: Hillcrest Tavern, Twohig, McPhones, Ohio Pools
All City Player
Many National Tournaments


"Steady, Steady, Steady"

Mickey Buckwald

PLAYER

Pos: Outfield
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Years: 1970-1990
Teams: Hillcrest Tavern, Twohig AC, McPhones, Tuff Kote, #1 Lounge
1 All City and All World Player
Gold Glove Winner 1978


"Solid Player"

Tony Foschia

PLAYER

Pos: Outfield
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Years: 1979-1999
Teams: Lally-Fielder, NFMF, Fourstar, Ohio Transport, Hague
National Championship with NFMF in 1986
2 All World Selections


"Super Player"

Steve Opalich

BACKER

Backer
Years: 1987-2006
Teams: Sheet Metal Tech
Men's, Women's, Co-Ed, Youth Teams
Co Backer Euclid Flames
Many League and Tournament Titles


"Thank you Steve"

Dale Davidson

UMPIRE

Umpire
Years: 1960's 2000's
ASA & USSSA
USSSA National Hall of Fame
Divisional Umpire In-Chief 2000-2004
Men's, Women's Youth Leagues

Ron Fleager

COACH

Coach
Years: 1960's-1970's
Teams: Gene's, Pyramid Cafe, MTH Sports
Scout for Cleveland Jaybirds
Coached in Numerous National and City Tournaments


"Student of the Game"

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