Baseball to Host 2022 Inaugural Dinner and Hall of Fame Induction

Baseball to Host 2022 Inaugural Dinner and Hall of Fame Induction

PHILADELPHIA – Saint Joseph’s baseball program will resume an annual tradition this month, as the 2022 Hawks inaugural dinner and Hall of Fame induction are scheduled for Saturday, January 29 at The Westin Philadelphia.

This year’s Hall of Fame members include Marty Carey ’93 and the 1974 MAC championship team. The late Chris Hueth, Sr., will be honored with the Harry Booth award, while the award winners of the MAC team 2020 and 2021 will be recognized and will also be presented to the 2022 team.

Carey was a four-year starter for the Hawks and served as the team’s daily shortstop during his time at Crimson and Gray. A graduate of nearby Cardinal O’Hara High School, he served as a team captain in his senior year and posted career highs in batting average, hits and RBIs as he helped lead the Hawks to their first winning season in 10. years and the program’s first double-digit conference won overall.

The 1974 squad won 17 games, then the second-most in program history, and equaled a program record with nine conference victories. Those nine MAC victories were good to finish in first place, the Hawks’ second in four seasons, and SJU would make its second appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Hawks were coached by head coach Harry Booth and assistant coaches Marty “Peanuts” Pollock and Gerry Hunsicker; Booth was a member of the inaugural class of the SJU Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997, while Hunsicker was inducted a year later. Team members Steve Alemi ’77, Steve Yentsch ’77 and Team Captain Joe Spiecker ’74 are also former members.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.SJUHawks.com/LeadOffDinner. The cost is $ 125 ($ 100 for young alumni) and includes a cocktail reception at 6:00 pm. M. Followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. M. There are sponsorship opportunities available that are critical to the success of the event; visit SJUHawks.com/LeadOffDinner or contact Adia wilson at awilson@sju.edu. The net proceeds from the initial dinner directly support the baseball program.

In accordance with guidelines established by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, guests will need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a medical exemption in order to enter the event. Guests will need to wear masks while indoors when not actively eating or drinking.

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