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Hot Stove Dinner

85th Union County Baseball Association “Hot Stove” Awards Dinner


***For the health and safety of our guests amid the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, the Union County Baseball Association Hot Stove Dinner has been rescheduled from January 30th to May 1st. ***

The Union County Baseball Association will induct new members into the Union County Baseball Hall of Fame at the organization’s 85th Annual Hot Stove awards dinner on Sunday, May 1, 2022, beginning at 1:00 p.m., at The Gran Centurions in Clark, New Jersey.

The dinner will begin with this year's featured guest speaker, former New York Mets player and manager, Bobby Valentine.

This year's Union County Baseball Hall of Fame inductees include:

-Carlos Diaz

-Steve Williams

-Mike Virgilio

In addition, special tribute will be paid to the players of Cougar Baseball/Cranford, under coach Dennis McCaffery, winners of the Last Dance World Series Championship, who received the Last Dance Ben Luderer  Award.  

Other awards being given out at this year’s dinner include:

Joseph R. Lombardi Memorial Award for Outstanding Female Athlete of Union County

Chris Zusi Memorial Award for Outstanding Male Athlete of Union County

Union County Baseball Association Academic Scholarship

Sponsored by the Union County Baseball Association, in cooperation with the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation and the Union County Board of Commissioners, the Hot Stove League awards dinner is the primary annual fund-raising effort for the Union County Youth Baseball Leagues. The summer and fall leagues have given more than 40,000 boys and girls an opportunity to participate in an organized baseball program for the past 80 years.

Tickets are available, and can be purchased online at the following website: Hot Stove Tickets

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