Obtain Your Ticket to Hall of Fame Dinner -
Tickets are paperless and your name will be on a list at the door.
The Southern Connecticut Diamond Club Hall of Fame honors those who have contributed to the game of baseball in the local area. The Hall of Fame includes players, coaches, umpires, broadcaster, journalists and community volunteers. The HOF dinner is held annually in October, and features our inductees, as well as the Mentone Distinguished Service Award and the Gassira Memorial Umpire Award. Requirements for the hall include people who support our mission of fostering and promoting the game of baseball in the local area.
2021: Jocelyn Chang
The SCDC will hold its annual Hall of Fame Induction Dinner to honor those who have contributed to baseball in the area.
It will be held , Thursday, Oct 13, 2022 at Il Monticello, 577 S. Broad St, Meriden. Hors d'oeuvres will be at 5:30 with dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Those being inducted include DONNA CALDEIRA of New Haven, long-time volunteer for the Dom Aitro LL program; BOB CUOZZO of West Haven, long-time coach and volunteer for West Haven Little League; “The Coach” GEORGE DEMAIO of West Haven, local broadcaster of high school sports; TONY GOLINO (posthumously) of New Haven, former high school and local athlete; STEVE REILLY of Derby, volunteer high school assistant coach and longtime volunteer broadcaster and assistant broadcaster of Connecticut High School and American Legion baseball games; and DAVE RYAN (posthumously) of Milford, former American Legion baseball coach in Orange for almost two decades.
DAVE PITTMAN of New Haven will be inducted as the recipient of the Andrew Gassira Memorial Umpire Award.
HARRY O’NEILL, long-time coach and volunteer for the Hamden Fathers Baseball/Softball Association, will be inducted as the recipient of the Tony Mentone Memorial Distinguished Service Award.
"JUMPIN" JOE DUGAN, FRANCIS "HUCK" FINN
FRANK MCGOWAN, WALTER "POP' SMITH
"SMOKEY" JOE WOOD
STEPHEN S. OBRIEN. JOHN "WHITEY" PIUREK
DANIEL Y. STEWART, RICHARD TETTLEBACH
GEORGE WEISS, WEST HAVEN TWILIGHT LEAGUE
EDWIN CANNAVAN, COL. HERB METCALFE
ED "SHRIMP" FLYNN
WILLIAM "BILL" AHERN
DR. JAMES MOORE
FRANK "SPEC" SHEA
MATTHEW "POP' SHORTELL
E. BOWENS B.R. LEAGUE
NEW HAVEN CARDINALS
PASQUALE "PAT" PANZA
JOSEPH "JOE" YOTCH
A. BARTLETT GIAMATTI
ROBERT "BOB" GREENWOOD
JAMES F. "DOC" GILHULY
HENRY HANK" LUZZI
JOSEPH M. MATTEI
MICHAEL "MICKEY" MILICI
JOE TONELLI, SR.
PAUL "TOPSY" DEL GOBBO
AL "DOC" AGUZZI
PHILLIP DEL VECCHIO
JUDGE JAMES DOHERTY
REV. MATTHEW ROBERT SHANLEY
GENNARO "JERRY" GAMBARDELLA
ED RAPUANO, JR.
Anthony F. Mentone
Rev. Owen Sanderson
Jim "Butch" Abel
Bob Moran, Sr.
The Hamden Plainsmen - Team of the past - Represented by Mike Johnson & Bob Stefanowski
Philip "Skip" Scarpellino
Ed Duel (Posthumously)
1954 Hamden Medics - Team of the past
Matt Altieri, Varsity Coach, Sheehan High
Dick Jeynes, Former coach Milford High School and former assistant at Yale
Michael Lamberti, Founder, co-director and head umpire of East Shore Travel League
John Stuper, head coach at Yale and former MLB pitcher
Ed Sylvia, Athletic Director & head coach at Housatonic Community College
William "Tinker" Blake (posthumously)
Ray Ciarleglio, Sr.
1977 Hamden High Baseball Team
1972 American Legion Post 76, North Haven
1992 & 1993 Cheshire Rams HS
Fred Geier, Jr