Kennett Old Timers Hall of Fame banquet, Jan. 16

BaseballKENNETT — The 36th annual Kennett Old TimersBaseball Hall of Fame Banquet and induction ceremony will be held on Jan. 16 at the Kennett Fire Company Red Clay Room.  The ceremony honors local athletes who haveexcelled in baseball after high school.  Longtime Phillies broadcaster and club ambassador Chris Wheeler will be this year’s guest speaker. 

There are eight inductees for2016:  Bill Beirne, Jack Bradley, George Hadfield, Lawrence “Mickey” Hess, Jerry Johnson, Rickard “Rick” B. Marvin, Dennis M. Petrucci and Jim Wagner.

Beirne of Wilmington has been acoach and manager of KAU Little League Baseball for 12 years and a board memberfor two. He played with the Kennett Baseball League Milltown Mudhens and the sheer Satisfaction Cutters.

Bradley of Downingtown played with Coatesville and Kennett adult leagues baseball and has participated in many championship games.

Hadfield of Cochranville playedin several adult leagues including West Chester and Kennett. He coached high school baseball at Bishop Shanahan and Octorara high schools.

Hess of Coatesville played for Millersville University. He has also played with the West Chester and Kennett men’s adult leagues.

Johnson of West Chester, began playing baseball in the Kennett Square KAU Little League and continued with the Teeners Club, the Sam Tavoni League and the Counts.

Marvin of North Eastham, Massachusetts, played in the Unionville Farm League and KAU Little League. He played basebal lfor Tower Hill High School in the 1970s and was Most Valuable Player from 1972 to 1974. He played and coached with numerous leagues in Massachusetts and also played varsity tennis at Penn State University.

Petrucci of Avondale played int he St. Patrick Pee Wee League, Babe Ruth League and the Sam Tavoni softball league. He has also coached youth baseball teams and has been an umpire for 15years.

Wagner of Downingtown played college ball at Villanova, then played in the West Chester Adult League, where he was Most Valuable Player in 1972. He also played in the Kennett Senior League.

Tickets for this year’s banquet are $36 and may be purchased at Burton’s Barber Shop in Kennett Square or by calling 610-444-9964. The deadline to purchase tickets is by Jan. 5. 


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