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New inductees to Tri-State League Hall of Fame

AMENIA — During an afternoon of baseball on Sunday, June 5, eight men were inducted into the Tri-State Baseball League Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony was followed by a double-header.The new Hall of Fame inductees were Glynn Baron, Don Maki, Mark Barry, Joe Carroll, Harry Janner, Doug Werner, Rich Scott and Bill Quartiero. Each received a plaque in honor of their contributions to the league.The first game of the double header was played by the “Old Timers,” or ex-Tri-State Leaguers. All former league players were invited to join.The game was informal. Scores weren’t kept and some players fielded for both teams.The players consistently ranked seeing all of their old teammates as important — or more so — than the actual game.“It’s good to see the guys that we played with for many years,” said Mike Kohut.The Old Timers game was followed by the Amenia Monarchs game against Bethlehem.The guys played hard. They earned three runs, helped by a homer hit over the fence in left field by Tom Downey IV, but they were unable to beat Bethlehem’s eight runs.

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