The Marriott Philly West in Conshohocken brightened on Saturday, January 14 for the 13th Yearly Saint Joseph’s College Baseball Lead-Off Supper and also Hall of Popularity Induction.
A crucial factor for the dynamism of the occasion was “the Voice of the Philly Phillies,” Master of Ceremonies Scott Franzke, whose tone and also infectious interest for the video game remembered for done in presence his currently well-known “Chaos at The Financial institution” silver last October.
SJU Hawks sportsters, whether Phillies fans or otherwise, jumped onto the Globe Collection bandwagon in the unforeseen competition with the Houston Astros right to the last Video game 6.
That Globe Collection power was apparent and also moved easily to the business-at-hand in West Conshohocken, specifically developed by SJU Captain Fritz Hamburg to commemorate the popular and also record-setting Train Harry Cubicle.
Cubicle died in September after a brief health problem, as opposed to his lengthy reach over 7 years of participation in the development and also sustainability of Hawk Hillside Baseball.
In acknowledgment of Train Cubicle’s unequaled payments and also solution, Fritz Hamburg and also his experts ushered in the “Harry Cubicle ’62 Honor” in 2010, with the very first honor provided to SJU Baseball Graduate and also previous acting College Head of state John Smithson, Course of 1968.
Various Other “Harry Cubicle Honor ’62” victors that existed to recognize Harry’s partner Toni Cubicle as the 2023 recipient consisted of Smithson, SJU Haub College of Company Dean Joe DiAngelo, lately retired SJU Elder Affiliate Supervisor of Sports Jim Brown, previous Hawks Baseball Train Ken Krsolovic, and also previous long time SJU Supervisor of Sports and also SJU Baseball and also Basketball Graduate Don DiJulia.
Additionally present were “Harry Cubicle Honor” recipient and also Hall of Popularity conscript Joe Levins, Course of ’72, and also “Harry Cubicle Honor” champion George Bennett, previous baseball train at both SJU and also Villanova College.
Along with his .633 winning portion on the ruby, the highest possible mark in program background, Train Cubicle led his groups over 10 periods, the second-longest period in the Hawk dugout.
The only student-athlete in college background to captain 2 university groups, Cubicle took place to train “Saint Joe” in males’s basketball along with baseball.
As a gamer and also train, Harry Cubicle signed up with Dave Landers, Course of ’71, and also faithful SJU baseball graduate and also epic Philly Phillies hurler Jamie Moyer, Course of ’85 for the 1997 very first year of inductions in the SJU Baseball Hall of Popularity.
An important reference relating to the training profession of Harry Cubicle, an issue of wonderful satisfaction for him directly and also skillfully, was that he played a crucial function as an assistant train in Rollie Massimino’s Villanova Wildcats success over Georgetown’s Patrick Ewing-led group to protect the 1985 NCAA Department I Guys’s Basketball Champion in Lexington, Kentucky.
For the 2023 HOF Inductions, the honors board recognized Mike Walls, Course of 2003, and also David Valesente, Course of 2010, that is the boy of George Valesente, long time baseball train of the Ithaca University team and also previous baseball train of SJU’s Train Hamburg, currently in his 15th SJU period.
Existing SJU Supervisor of Sports Jill Bodensteiner showed her assistance for the fabled Hawks program with her stimulating “do hard far better” interest the 2023 lineup of 41 gamers.
Train Hamburg’s Team consists of Ryan Wheeler (Penn State ’94) in his 9th period, Rub Brown (SUNY Oswego ’15), in his third period, and also out-of-retirement Lee Saverio (Bloomsburg ’76).
The Hawks’ bats start on Friday, February 17 for their Opening Day at Fight It Out College, with their Residence Opener vs. UMass-Lowell established for Friday, March 10.
The SJU team’s very first 2023 entrance in the historical Freedom Bell Standard will certainly happen at College of Delaware on Tuesday, March 28.
The Freedom Bell Standard was developed in 1992 as a means for neighborhood Philadelphia-area Department I universities to complete versus each various other in a competition, along with a chance for the colleges to use the “major league” area of Veterans Arena.
The initial 8 colleges were Drexel College, La Salle College, Saint Joseph’s College, Holy place College, College of Delaware, College of Pennsylvania, Villanova College, and also West Chester College. In the very first national championship, Delaware beat Villanova 6–2.
When West Chester was reclassified as Department II, it was changed by Cyclist College, which was after that consequently changed by Lehigh College. When Drexel’s baseball program was liquified after the 2003 period, Lafayette University signed up with the Freedom Bell Standard.
Initially, all video games were dipped into Veterans Arena however with the closure of Veterans Arena, beginning in 2004, video games are currently dipped into neighborhood locations with the national championship being held at People Financial institution Park.
In 2012, the SJU Hawks, the 2016 champs, beat Penn to win their very first of 3 titles in the Freedom Bell Standard.