The Southern Connecticut Diamond Club Inc. will hold its annual Hall of Fame Induction dinner to honor those who have contributed to baseball in the Greater New Haven area.
The dinner will be held Thursday, October 25 at Monticello’s Restaurant in Meriden. Hors d’oeuvres will be at 5:30 p.m. Dinner follows promptly at 6:30 p.m.
Those being inducted include Chuck Coyle, scheduler of the East Shore Travel League of East Haven; John DeFrancisco of Derby, former varsity baseball coach at Derby High School; Ed DiPersio, founder of the Connecticut high school All Star program and baseball book author; George Dummar (posthumously), former varsity coach at Branford High School; Bill Mrowka, varsity baseball coach at Cheshire High School; and Lou Verdi of North Haven, former assistant coach at Quinnipiac University and North Haven American Legion baseball.
John Adamovitch of Woodbridge will receive the Andrew Gassira Umpire Award.
Michael “Tex” Volpe of East Haven will receive the Tony Mentone Memorial Distinguished Service Award.
The 1992 and 1993 Cheshire High School championship teams will be honored as “Teams of the Past.”
Tickets can be purchased by contacting Rose Mentone at 541 Hill St., Hamden on or before October 19 at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to southernctdiamond club.org. Tickets are $55 per person and include a full-course surf and turf dinner or vegetarian, if preferred.