• ​​Those being inducted are:

  •  Fred Geier Jr, of North Haven, former Hamden Townie and American Legion coach;











* Howie Gura of Shelton, former star at Shelton HS and assistant coach; 








  • Bob Kelsey of Cheshire, long-time American Legion coach and currently general manager of Cheshire Post 92;










  • Tom Marcucci of Hamden, former athletic director at Notre Dame High School and baseball coach;













  • Ed McCarthy of West Haven, former baseball and football coach;















  • Walt Novak of Branford, former head baseball coach at Branford High School ;and
















  • Mike Proto of North Branford, long-time assistant coach at North Haven High School.














**Check out the links above for information on Larry DeLeo (Andrew Gassira umpire award) and John Mendes, Jr (Anthony Mentone Distinguished Service Award)



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PREVIOUS INDUCTEES:

1980
"JUMPIN" JOE DUGAN
FRANCIS "HUCK" FINN
FRANK MCGOWAN
WALTER "POP' SMITH
"SMOKEY" JOE WOOD
1981
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
1982
WILLIAM "BILL" AHERN
EMMONS BOWEN
DR. JAMES MOORE
FRANK "SPEC" SHEA
MATTHEW "POP' SHORTELL
JOHNVIETCH
1983
DOM AITRO
ART CECCARELLI
RAY LEGENZA
PHIL MCLEAN
ED WILSON

1984

ROBERT BARTHELSON
JOSEPH DEGALE
KENNETH MACKENZIE
JAMES SHEEHAN
FRANK VIEIRA

1985

RAY HARTMANN
BOB DEMAYO
RAY TELLIER
E. BOWENS B.R. LEAGUE
JOHN WHITE
JOHN DAUGHAN
1986
NEW HAVEN CARDINALS
VITO DEVITO
PASQUALE "PAT" PANZA
EDWARD TORELLO
JOSEPH "JOE" YOTCH
1987
GENE CASEY
A. BARTLETT GIAMATTI
ROBERT "BOB" GREENWOOD
1988
GEORGE KLIVAK
JAMES F. "DOC" GILHULY
ROBERT NEUBAUER
EDWARD IRONS
CARL TUFTS
1989
VINCENT CARBONE
WILLIAM DOUGLAS
HENRY HANK" LUZZI
JOSEPH M. MATTEI
MICHAEL "MICKEY" MILICI
1990
SAM BURRELL
JOE TONELLI, SR.
PAUL "TOPSY" DEL GOBBO
AL "DOC" AGUZZI
ANDREW GASSIRA
1991
PHILLIP DEL VECCHIO
JUDGE JAMES DOHERTY
JOSEPH BENANTO
GEORGE HANCHETTE
REV. MATTHEW ROBERT SHANLEY
2008
TOM FAHY
GENNARO "JERRY" GAMBARDELLA
ED GOLDSTONE
DAN GOOLEY
BURT LEVENTHAL
MEL ZEIDENBERG
2009
JOHN CARUSONE
AUGIE GARBATINI
ED RAPUANO, JR.
VINCENT VIRGULTO
GEORGE WADLEY
2010
Warren Howe
George Grande
Ed Lewis
Anthony F. Mentone
Ken Perrone
2011
Scott Burrell
Vin DiLauro
Ed Marocco
Rev. Owen Sanderson
Tom Yankus
2012
Jon Capone
Mike Freda
Rich Marazzi
Mike Reilly
Dave Solomon
Ernie Williams
2013
Jim "Butch" Abel
John Anquillare
Dan Ford
Earl Mathewson
Bob Moran, Sr.
Anthony Notarino
2014
Roger Beale
The Hamden Plainsmen - Team of the past - Represented by Mike Johnson & Bob Stefanowski
Noel Kinski
Bill Marioni
Pat Paulson
Philip "Skip" Scarpellino
2015
Sal Coppola
Ed Duel (Posthumously)
Mike Giordano
Frank Kafka
Mike Vacca
1954 Hamden Medics - Team of the past

​2016

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




2017 

​Rich Balzano
William "Tinker" Blake (posthumously)
Chuck Burghardt
Ray Ciarleglio, Sr.

Jim Peccerillo
Sal Punzo
1977 Hamden High Baseball Team
1972 American Legion Post 76, North Haven



2018:

Chuck Coyle
John DeFrancisco
Ed DiPersio

George Dummar

Bill Mrowka
Lou Verdi

1992 & 1993 Cheshire Rams HS







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.  


The 2019 Hall of Fame dinner is October 17th at Il Monticello’s Restaurant, 577 S. Broad Street, Meriden, CT. Hors d’oeuvres will be at 5:30 p.m. Dinner follows promptly at 6:30 p.m

For tickets, use the above form, or buy online with the sales link.