2018 Players Memorial Tournament
Thursday, September 20 - Best Friend Park
Team and Tournament
Total Runs Scored
AL 1 - 40
AL 2 - 26
AL 3- 21
NL 2- 23
NL 3 - 25
NL 4 - 14
NL 1- 8
Thanks to all of the players that came out and played
in the Memorial Tournament. The Board appreciates everyone’s
support of the tournament honoring league players and spouses that
have passed away.
Bob Morrison, League President, started the event
at 6:30 p.m. Before Bob started the ceremony, he noted the changes
made for this year in limiting the reading of names to the players
who left us in the last 5 years, and bringing forth the loved ones
present for their spouses so the league can show a small token of
Floyd Dembo read the names of the players who have
passed away in the last 5 years. Bob Morrison read the names of
the spouses who have passed away who had loved ones present. The
league recognized the players/spouses present with a gift card.
Floyd read the Softball
Our special guest - Joseph Pierro!
Joseph is the son of Mike Pierro. He is an autistic 10 year old
that does not have a lot of communication skills, but he has a great
memory and loves to sing. Joseph sang "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"
accompanied by his father on guitar.
Play started at 7:00 p.m. and finished up at 10:45
p.m. Every team got to play at least 3 games. The weather was great
- a little warm but the wind was blowing. And we had family and
friends out cheering for their favorite players.
Feedback about the tournament:
- Loved the one pitch format
with a time limit that helped to keep the games moving.
- Spirit and enthusiam of tournament
done - Rememberance is important to all who have ever played here
and their spouses. Everyone involved did a great job - well organized,
communicated and first class.
- As a first year member, I was very moved by the ceremony, especially
the inclusion of surviving or departed spouses.
- Liked the pictures - really surprised how quickly the years
have gone since this or that person has been gone.
- Loved the music - need to have during
- This is a great event to honor those who
have passed away and were part of the league.
Suggested changes for
- Have food next year - food
truck, pizza brought in, spouses cooking hot dogs. etc.
THANKS to the following individuals who helped
make the tournament a success this year! If we have missed anyone
that helped out, we apologize up front for not remembering. Just
let Doris know so she can add you for recognition.
SPECIAL THANKS to Ron
Petre and Rick Rhodes!! Ron and Rick set the teams
and made up the schedules.
- Ed Brown Jr., David Birge and Nick Gordon
did a great job umpiring the games and keeping the games
- Floyd Dembo gave the opening prayer.
- Jim Hannah, Mike Pierro and Bob Morrison for
the use of PA equipment providing us with awesome music!
- Jim Hannah and Kathy Walker for taking pictures.
- Harvey Schulman and Peter Mariolis in helping
to set up.
THANKS AGAIN TO EVERYONE!!
1 - Clif Parker
2 - Sergio Scenion
3 - Craig Pippin
- Ken Packman
2 - Wesley Medford
3 - Steve Hartshorne
4- Frank Casper