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Sunday, August 20
Bobby Accardi -- Tarrytown Lookouts -- OF -- 1999-2004
Photo -- Accardi Bobby 1
For six seasons Accardi was one of the league's top all-around players. His efforts helped to establish the Tarrytown Lookouts both locally and nationally. In his six seasons, Accardi led the team to the playoff every year including a run of three consecutive championship appearances and one league title in 2002. Accardi was a rare blend of speed, smarts and ability. However, it was the intangible leadership qualities he possessed that lifted the play of his teammmates and coaches to succeed at a higher level. Usually batting near or at the top of the order he affected the way other teams pitched and played defense. Several teams expressed how they had to 'game plan' to stop him -- like a football player.  Accardi is the only player in the league's 11-year history to win the WRWBL MVP award twice -- doing so in 2001 and 2004. In 2001 he set the original record for most steals in a season swiping 32 bags in 26 games while hitting .452 and leading the Lookouts to a championship appearance.  In 2004, he again was named MVP after hitting .494, the second highest average ever recorded during the league's wood bat years. Accardi was a five time all-star, won four gold gloves for his play in centerfield and is currently the WRWBL's all-time stolen bases leader with 132. He retired with a lifetime .398 batting average including 179 hits, 152 runs, 132 steals, 88 RBIs, 36 doubles, 13 triples and a .467 on-base percentage. Accardi was inducted into the WRWBL Hall of Fame on August 20, 2006.  He currently is single -- living and working in Manhattan for a leading national retailer.  







Sunday, August 24
Fred Calaicone -- Head Coach Pace University -- 1980-2000
Photo -- Caliacone, Fred HOF
Coach Fred Calaicone enters the WRWBL Hall of Fame as a league administrator. Calaicone served as the head baseball coach at Pace University for 20 years winning more than 400 games in his career. He was the first collegiate coach in the Metro area to fully embrace and recognize the WRWBL and its prospects during its tough transitions in the late 1990s. Calaicone opened up the Pace facility for regular season games and our annual championship and all-star festivities. More importantly, he has guided a steady stream of talented players to the league. His efforts have consistently improved the level of play and provided the WRWBL with fabulous growth. Calaicone has also been instrumental in spreading the word to other collegiate coaches in the region about the WRWBL’s existence and quality. Approximately 50 former Pace players coached by Calaicone have found homes on teams in the WRWBL. That is more than any coach or school in the region. Now retired, Calaicone resides with his wife in Ardsley, New York. Coach Calaicone was inducted into the WRWBL Hall of Fame on August 24, 2003.







Sunday, August 19
Vincent Carlucci -- Danbury Barons -- Manager -- 2000-2006
Photo -- Carlucci, Vinny w/Trophy

Vinny Carlucci was one of the most successful managers in the WRWBL's  history.  In seven seasons as the indomitable leader of the Barons, he compiled an impressive 188-50 all-time record including guiding his team to three wood bat championships in 2001, 2004 and 2006. His undeniable confidence in the dugout was backed by a commitment to excellence from his players -- a driving force in establishing the WRWBL as an elite place to compete.  His managing record includes a 147-34 (.812) regular season mark, 27-12 (.692) playoff record and 14-4 (.777) tournament record including winning the Cooperstown Hall of Fame tourney in 2002. Carlucci was the first manager in WRWBL history to record 100 wins doing it in style by defeating the rival Tarrytown Lookouts in 2004. His teams were regularly ranked in the top-25 by the National Semi-Pro Baseball Association (NSPBA) including a top-5 ranking in 2005 when the team went 29-1 during a nearly unblemished season.  For his efforts that season he was named the WRWBL’s Manager of the Year. During his tenure, Carlucci recruited nearly a dozen former pros into the WRWBL, as well as countless college players which made the Barons an elite team but more importantly strengthened the level of play across the league as teams needed to improve to compete.  Carlucci also managed the league’s first Arizona Iron Horse entry that participated in the NABA National Championship in 2003.  As a player, Carlucci was an important part of his club often sacrificing playing time to provide younger players an opportunity.  He retired from active play in 2004 with a lifetime .358 average, 105 hits, 90 runs, 70 RBIs and a .515 on-base percentage.    

More than records, or his superior recruiting, Carlucci’s passion for winning and his tireless intensity helped set the Barons and the WRWBL on a solid foundation that teams continue to emulate today. However, despite all the records, his greatest contribution may be in helping to shape one half of the league’s most storied rivalry against the Tarrytown Lookouts. It is that effort that will forever link him with fellow Hall of Fame inductee Chris Jones.  In the seven seasons Carlucci managed the Barons his team’s waged epic battles with Jones’ Lookouts.  Each team wanting to assert themselves into the top spot in the league vacated after the 1990s dominance of the Yonkers Yankees.  This border war was our league’s version of Red Sox/Yankees or Duke/North Carolina and despite their different styles, each manager pushed himself and his team to new heights ultimately creating the bar teams now aspire to. Carlucci was inducted into the WRWBL Hall of Fame on Sunday August 19, 2007.  He resides in New Milford, Connecticut with his wife and two sons.   

 



Sunday, August 20
Rick Damo -- Northern Highlanders/Tarrytown Lookouts -- Catcher -- 1996-2004
Photo -- Damo, Rick
For eight seasons Rick Damo was one of the WRWBL’s brightest stars originally with the Northern Highlanders a team he founded in 1996 and then later with the Tarrytown Lookouts. Teams Damo played for reached the playoffs seven of the eight years he competed.  He was a pitcher's best friend, a cerebral catcher who painstakingly took the time to learn many of the hitter's tendencies.  At the plate, he was a gap power hitter and an on-base machine. He always worked the count rarely giving in to the pitcher or giving away an at-bat. Damo was the 1999 WRWBL MVP when he hit .529 – the fourth highest batting average on record in the league's history.  He was a 4-time all-star and won a league championship with the Lookouts in 2002. Off the field, Rick played a vital role in the league’s success as he sat on the first board of directors in 1998 and served as the WRWBL statistician from 2000-2002. On and off the field Rick was dedicated to his team, teammates and the league playing at a high level for all eight seasons.  He retired with a .361 career average including 142 hits, 101 runs, 106 RBIs, 111 walks, 41 doubles a .470 slugging percentage and a .539 on-base percentage. Rick was inducted into the WRWBL Hall of Fame on August 20, 2006.  He currently makes his home with his wife and two sons in Connecticut and works in fiber optic/data management.



Sunday, August 19
Chris DiScala -- Tarrytown Lookouts -- P/1B -- 2001-2005
Photo -- DiScala, Chris
Chris DiScala was the second pitcher inducted into the WRWBL Hall of Fame.  Affectionately referred to as ‘Disco’ by his teammates DiScala was a critical part of the Lookouts roster during its hey-day from 2001 through 2005.   DiScala appeared in 37 games posting a 19-4 record and 2.45 ERA in 135.66 innings pitched. A hard thrower from the left side typically throwing in the high 80s and occasionally in the low 90s he recorded 157 strikeouts versus 71 walks good for a 2:1 ratio.  His seven saves are among the best all-time in the WRWBL and he also had two complete game shutouts. On three occasions he took no-hitters deep into games including being two outs away against the Red Sox in 2003. For many years DiScala was the team’s ace starter, but he began his tenure with the team as a closer leading the league in saves in 2001. A bulldog, DiScala took the ball on short rest, for starts or in relief.  During the Lookouts championship run in 2002 he was 3-0 with a game three save to clinch the Lookouts championship.  A big-game pitcher who rose to the occasion he had his best games against the leagues’ best teams.  This included a 10-inning performance to eliminate the arch-rival Barons in the 2002 playoffs. 

 

As a first baseman and middle of the order hitter DiScala also had the pressure to be offensively productive as well. At the plate, DiScala was a lifetime .296 hitter with 115 hits and 76 RBIs.  He had good gap power with 15 doubles, five homeruns and 3 triples. He was a four-time all-star and a member of the first Arizona Iron Horse team.  He also holds the Lookouts record for most strikeouts in a game with 15. In 2001 DiScala was named the MVP of the Cooperstown Hall of Fame Tournament batting .556 with 2HR and 11 RBIs and going 2-0 on the mound in five games as the Lookouts reached the finals of the tournament. DiScala was inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday August 19, 2007.  He now resides in the Miami, Florida area with his wife and two sons.    


Sunday, August 24
James Giaquinto -- Pleasantville Red Sox -- 1B-C -- 1991-2000
Photo -- Giaquinto, James HOF
Jamie Giaquinto is one of the early founders of what is now the WRWBL. Helping to establish an original NABA chapter here in Westchester, Giaquinto was a mainstay for the league and his team the Pleasantville Red Sox. He played in the NABA during its first years here in the early 1990s helping the Red Sox to win three league championships. He labored through the decaying MABL affiliations (1997-2000) and retired before the first wood bat season in 2001. As a player he was a two-time WRWBL league champion (1999-2000), a league MVP (1991) and his team’s MVP in both 1991 and 1993. Giaquinto also recieved the 1994 and 1996 NABA Cooperstown Hall of Fame Tournament Team MVP award. An eight time all-star selection, Giaquinto's lifetime batting average was .408 with 10 homeruns, 106 RBIs, 86 runs scored and 160 hits in nine seasons. That’s just shy of 20 hits per season, a remarkable accomplishment. Giaquinto played his collegiate ball at Sacred Heart University. He now resides with his wife and children in Connecticut. Giaquinto was inducted into the WRWBL Hall of Fame on August 24, 2003.






Sunday, August 19
Chris Jones -- Tarrytown Lookouts -- Manager -- 1999-2006
Photo -- Jones, Chris

Chris Jones was one of the winningest managers in the WRWBL's history.  In his eight seasons at the helm of the Tarrytown Lookouts, he compiled a 181-80 all-time record (.694) including guiding the team to a championship in 2002 and reaching the playoffs in every year he managed. Jones started the Lookouts from scratch with three players and no field back in the fall of 1998 but worked tirelessly to establish the group as an elite club both locally and nationally.  

His managing record includes a 142-49 (.743) regular season mark, 21-12 (.636) playoff record and 18-7 (.720) tournament record. Jones became the second manager in WRWBL history to record 100 wins accomplishing the milestone in 2005. His teams made three consecutive trips to the WRWBL finals from 2001 through 2003. Under his leadership the Lookouts were regularly ranked in the top-25 by the National Semi-Pro Baseball Association (NSPBA) including a top-10 ranking in 2004.   

Jones was a pioneer of sorts for the WRWBL, as he was the first manager to regularly travel with his club. His teams played tournament games against top-teams from across the nation and traveled to far off places like Miesville, Minnesota, Tradewater, Kentucky and Jasper, Indiana to do it.  His Lookouts placed second in several tourneys including the Cooperstown Hall of Fame Tourney, the SpamTown Minnesota Tournament and the USBC World Series. Additionally, Jones Lookouts knocked off the #1 ranked team in the nation in 2005 at the NSPBA regional shutting out the Brunswick, Maryland Orioles 3-0.  Jones also managed the  Arizona Iron Horse team to within one game of the NABA National Championships in 2004.    

An old school coach, Jones insistence on preparation and his demand for discipline from his players established the Lookouts  as club that always played the game the right way. However, his greatest contribution may be in helping to shape the other half of the league’s most storied rivalry against the Danbury Barons. It is that effort that will forever link him with fellow Hall of Fame inductee Vinny Carlucci.  In the eight seasons Jones managed the Lookouts the team’s waged epic battles with the Barons. Jones believed in pitching and defense, while Carlucci preferred offensive firepower.  The two styles created many memorable duels that allowed both managers great success and a place in the league’s Hall of Fame.  Jones was inducted on Sunday August 19, 2007.  He still resides in Westchester with his wife and daughter.



Sunday, August 24
Mike Kaseman -- Yonkers Yankees -- 1B -- 1994-2001
Photo -- Kaseman, Mike HOF
Mike Kaseman had one of the finest careers of any player to participate in the WRWBL. Mike is a veteran of various Metro NY league’s including the Yonkers Recreational League, our old MABL affiliated league, the NABA and finally the WRWBL. As a player/manager for the Yonkers Yankees he guided them to an unprecedented five consecutive championships from 1994-1998 four here in our league. He was his team’s MVP in 1994, 1995 and 1998 and one of the top players in the region during that period. An eight-time all-star selection at first base Kaseman's lifetime numbers are mind boggling including a .402 batting average, 32 homeruns, 195 RBIs, 203 runs scored and 227 hits. In addition to his on field credentials, Mike was a dedicated volunteer to the WRWBL as well. When the league was on the verge of bankruptcy in 1999, Kaseman was instrumental in moving the WRWBL away from its decaying MABL affiliation and into its current status. With finances in shambles, he served as the league's first treasurer bringing sound financial discipline and management that is still followed today. The league now enjoys regular surpluses and has been expanding ever since. Prior to his WRWBL career, Mike played collegiate baseball on scholarship for Manhattan College where he served as team captain.  Kaseman now resides in northern New Jersey with his wife and two children. Mike was inducted into the WRWBL Hall of Fame on August 24, 2003.






Sunday, August 21
Troy Lehrer -- Danbury Barons -- 1B -- 1997-2003
Although always controversial, Troy Lehrer was a fantastic hitter for the seven seasons he competed in the WRWBL. Known for his fiery dugout demeanor and warrior mentality. He never played on a losing team in his seven seasons.  Beginning with the Ossining Prison Keepers in 1997 he hit over .500 was named a league all-star and helped lead them to the playoffs.  In 1999, he played one season with the Northern Highlanders, a club that went to the league semifinals with him as the starting first baseman.  From 2000 through 2003 he played for the Danbury Barons winning a championship in 2001.   In 146 games played, he retired with a .414 lifetime batting average with 182 hits in 440 at bats including 12 homeruns, 39 doubles, 11 triples, 147 runs scored and 140 RBIs. HHe retired with a .512 on-base percentage and .634 slugging percentage.  He was a five time all-star, a member of the Barons Hall of Fame Tournament championship team in 2002 and a two-time team MVP.  He won a gold glove for his defensive play in 2003.  Lehrer played his collegiate baseball for Stony Brook University. Lehrer was inducted into the WRWBL Hall of Fame on August 21, 2005.  He resides in northern New Jersey and now competes on the amateur power lifting circuit.

Sunday, August 19
Steve Madey -- Commissioner, WRWBL -- 2000-2006
Photo -- Madey, Stephen

Steve Madey was the WRWBL's first commissioner presiding over the league as it switched to a wood bat format.  When Madey took over the WRWBL as commissioner in the fall of 2000 there was no WRWBL.  The eight managers who had decided to split from a previous incarnation of our league were a rudderless ship without a home.  Each manager wanted a  more stable environment to play in and they needed a bold leader to help them.  What they got in Madey was a founding father whose visionary leadership grew the league in every way establishing the basis for what the WRWBL is today.   

Madey brought pragmatic leadership to the league. He jumped in and negotiated the first charter with the National Adult Baseball Association (NABA).  He pushed for the use of wood bats – singularly the best decision our league has made. He insisted on centralized authority for the league finances, field relations and marketing ensuring checks and balances that kept everyone honest. Madey encouraged teams to develop off-season workout programs and recruit the best players they could find to improve play.  He also instituted a system still used today for matching individual players with teams. Under his watch the league branded itself and redesigned its website. He insisted on centralizing of statistics and was a big advocate of our All-Star game festivities believing that the teams should come together to close each season celebrating another great year. He even was part of the group that selected the final style for our championship cup.   

In the off-season, Madey regularly would take time to visit athletic directors, college coaches and parks supervisors to present the WRWBL’s mission and gain access to fields.  During his tenure the league added collegiate facilities Pace University, Purchase College, Westchester Community College and Fordham University to its roster of fields.  Additionally, he was the only league commissioner invited to the opening of the new Louisa Street Field in Peekskill back in 2004. As an umpire himself, Madey was instrumental in securing our first contract with the Westchester Umpire Association. They had previously refused to work with our league citing its disorganization and poor level of play.  Madey also designed the fundraising strategy that sent two teams to the Arizona National Championships in 2004 and 2005 nearly all expense paid.   

Above all, Madey brought a belief that the league existed for the benefit of the players and that everyone had a fair chance on the field.  That stability led to the league growing from eight teams in 2000 to a high of 17 in 2005. It is estimated that over his seven year tenure, Madey’s efforts allowed nearly 1000 ballplayers in the area a chance to compete in a safe, fair and competitive environment.  A lasting legacy worthy of the WRWBL Hall of Fame.  Madey was inducted on Sunday August 19, 2007.  He now serves as the Executive Director of the Miracle League of Westchester, a modified baseball program serving severely disabled children.  He makes his home in New Rochelle, New York.



Sunday, August 21
Mike Marano -- Yonkers Yankees -- RHP-SS -- 1994-2003

Mike Marano was a pitcher/shortstop/outfielder for the Yonkers Yankees for nine seasons.  During the league's aluminum bat years the Yankees won four consecutive titles from 1995-1998 and Marano was the team's ace pitcher and #2 hitter.  Marano retired with a reputation for playing hard every game no matter what the score and no matter how injured he may have been. He regularly would find a way to led the Yankees to victory and formed a lethal 1-2 combination with fellow Hall of Fame member and childhood friend Mike Kaseman.  In 175 games played he was a lifetime .388 hitter with 220 hits in 567 at-bats.  That's an average of 22 hits per season.  This included 17 homeruns, 57 doubles, 21 triples and 117 RBIs.  Marano is the WRWBL's all-time leader in runs scored with 196 and is second all-time in stolen bases with 119.  Not to be forgotten are his numbers as a pitcher.  In 71 appearances he was 50-10 with a 2.72 ERA in 411 innings pitched. A power pitcher, he recorded 530 strikeouts and allowed only 124 runs. Marano also registered two no-hitters in that span. His best overall season was 1996 when he went 9-0 with a 1.55 ERA and 83 strikeouts while also hitting .396 at the plate.  Marano completed his career with the Tarrytown Lookouts helping them reach the finals in 2003.  A seven time all-star, team MVP and Finals MVP during his career, Marano may be the most accomplished member the league has ever inducted into its Hall of Fame. Marano was inducted into the WRWBL Hall of Fame on August 21, 2005. Mike and his wife make their home in the Bronx, New York.  



Sunday, August 21
John Mauro -- Pleasantville Red Sox -- 1B-OF -- 1999-2003
Photo -- Mauro, John
John Mauro formed one half of the feared 'Brothers Mauro' combination that powered the Pleasantville Red Sox for five seasons.  In those five years the Red Sox cleanup hitter gave opposing pitchers the jitters. For his career Mauro was a .349 hitter with 133 hits in 382 at-bats including 15 homeruns, 29 doubles, 109 runs scored and 104 RBIs. He retired with a .559 slugging percentage and a .462 on-base percentage. Mauro was the league's preeminent power hitter as the WRWBL established itself in the late 90s and early in the new millenium.  In 1999, his first season in the league (aluminum bat) Mauro led the WRWBL with 10 regular season homeruns and had at least three more in the playoffs. That season he helped propel the Red Sox to a championship victory over the previously thought unbeatable Yonkers Yankees. Mauro was the Red Sox team MVP in 1999 and led the league in doubles in 2000 after its switch to wood bats. A fiery team leader he was a feared hitter for many years in both the WRWBL and other local area leagues.  Mauro played his collegiate baseball at Iona College. Mauro was inducted into the WRWBL Hall of Fame on August 21, 2005.  He resides in Scarsdale with his wife and family. 




Sunday, August 21
Patrick Mauro -- Pleasantville Red Sox -- OF -- 1999-2003
Photo -- Mauro, Patrick
Patrick was one of the top offensive threats in the league while an outfielder for the Pleasantville Red Sox. Along with his brother fellow Hall of Fame member John, the two formed the nucleus of a potent Sox lineup.  In five seasons his teams won back-to-back championships in 1999 and 2000 dethroning the once invincible Yankees.  For his career Mauro was a .401 lifetime hitter with 153 hits in 382 at bats including 9 homeruns, 37 doubles, 101 runs scored and 82 RBIs.  He retired with a lifetime .600 slugging percentage and .500 on-base percentage.  A patient eye he drew 74 walks or nearly 20 per year and kept his strikeouts down with only 34 in the same stretch. An outstanding leftfielder Mauro had all the tools with the arm, speed, power and plate discipline to dominate. Mauro was a four-time all-star selection and was the team's MVP in 2000 and 2002.  He won the league batting title in 2000 with a .481 average and was first team all-league in 2002. Patrick played collegiate baseball at SUNY Binghampton. Mauro was inducted into the WRWBL Hall of Fame on August 21, 2005.  He still resides in Westchester County with his wife and child.  





Sunday, August 19
Chris Neill -- Cortlandt Riveters/Danbury Barons -- OF -- 2000-2004

Chris Neill was arguably the best pure leadoff hitter the WRWBL has ever had and he entered the Hall of Fame based on those strengths. In five seasons Neill retired with a .407 lifetime average and a .590 on-base percentage demonstrating how hard he was to put in the books.  He scored 94 runs and wrapped 12 doubles and 10 triples as well. Neill currently holds the WRWBL single season stolen base record with 39 and his 118 stolen bases are second all-time in WRWBL history.   What separated Neill from other top of the order hitters was his tremendous bat control, an eagle eye and a patience at the plate that is rare at the amateur level.  He was a tremendous annoyance to pitchers making them show all their pitches early, working counts and fouling off dozens of offerings for his teammates behind him.  He drove third baseman crazy with his precision-like bunting skills and he tortured catchers with his great speed and impeccably timed jumps when stealing bases.  In the field he was a two-time gold glove winner and his cerebral play was respected by the entire league.  Whether you needed a bunt down or double in the gap Neill had the confidence and ability to get the job done.  After several losing seasons on the river with the Peekskill Pirates and Cortlandt Riveters, Neill earned that elusive championship with the Danbury Barons having a career year setting the tables all season for a 29-1 team that won it all.                                                                                                               

Neill was a four-time all-star, two-time gold glove outfielder and a member of the first WRWBL Arizona Iron Horse team that competed in the NABA National Championship.  He was inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday August 19, 2007.  A financial analyst he and his wife now reside in New Mexico.  

 



Sunday, August 22
Justin Scali -- Danbury Barons -- LHP -- 1999-2002

From 1999-2002 Justin Scali was the most dominant pitcher in the WRWBL and the first hurler inducted in the league's Hall of Fame.  Over his four seasons the rugged lefty compiled a 25-3 record and a career 2.04 ERA for his team the Danbury Barons.  Scali was known for his brash confidence on the mound and he usually had good reason for it - posting 176 strikeouts in 171 2/3 innings pitched, a ratio of more than one per inning.  Scali was the rare breed of pitcher who combined overwhelming power stuff with polished control and discipline. He retired with a 5:1 strikeouts to walks ratio. Over a three season stretch, he had records of 7-0, 7-1 and 8-0 and could have easily won two league Cy Young's if the award had been available when he played.  The WRWBL did not begin awarding a Cy Young until after his retirement.  In 2001, Scali demonstrated why he was the heart and sole of the team...a Baron original - leading them to the first ever WRWBL wood bat championship.  Scali posted a 7-0 regular season record that year and was 2-0 in the playoffs including a complete game victory over the Tarrytown Lookouts.  That victory was extra special, as Scali allowed four first inning runs an unheard of offensive explosion against him.  Rather than buckle, he returned to the mound firing eight innings of shutout baseball as the Barons rallied to win 5-4.  In game two of that series with the Barons trailing 8-7, he provided the game tying hit in the ninth that helped propel Danbury to the 2-0 series sweep.  For his efforts he was named the 2001 WRNABA Championship Series MVP.  Scali was a four-time league all-star, the Cooperstown Hall of Fame Tournament MVP in 2002 and the Barons team-MVP in 2001. In addition, he was a member of the Methodist College baseball team which was ranked #1 in the nation (NCAA Division III) in 2002.  Scali was inducted into the WRWBL Hall of Fame on August 22, 2004. He now makes his home in Ohio as the pitching coach at Piedmont University.



Sunday, August 20
Bobby Stowers -- Pleasantville Red Sox -- C-RHP -- 1996-2004
Photo -- Stowers, Bobby
Bob Stowers was one of the best catchers in the WRWBL for many years and has set the standard for future catchers looking to reach our Hall of Fame. A hard nosed, no-nonsense guy, Stowers was a major driver of the Red Sox dominance during the late 90s. At the plate, he was a power hitting catcher who merged a rare combination of solid defense and big-time offense. His strong arm would have earned him several gold gloves if the award was given out when he played. He often did not receive the same fanfare that his teammates received, but there was a reason they had Bob hit behind them in the order.  He was an RBI machine. What made Bobby more special was his versatility.  As a pitcher, he was equally as valuable, serving as the Red Sox closer, spot starter and middle reliever.  Like his fellow inductees, whatever the team needed he did. Bobby epitomized what a great teammate was.  Stowers was a 4-time league all-star, the 1999 playoff MVP and a 2-time WRWBL champion (1999 & 2000)  His career numbers speak for themselves -- retiring with a career .388 batting average including 207 hits, 12 home runs, 151 RBIs, 95 runs, 37 doubles, 9 triples, a .559 slugging percentage and a .435 on-base percentage. Of note Stowers astoundingly struck out just 23 times in 533 at-bats over his eight seasons. As a pitcher he was 19-6 with a 2.70 ERA in 150 innings pitched. He recorded 120 strikeouts and also fired a no-hitter as well.  Bobby was inducted into the WRWBL Hall of Fame on August 20, 2006. Stowers makes his home in Connecticut with his wife and children and currently works for the State.


 



   
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