Who Would Be On Utica Area's All-Time...
South Utican

Raleigh, NC

#106 Jul 22, 2011
What about Jim Lafountain ? Starred at Louisville , all -american ,drafted by Twins, injuries did him in
EEC01

Phoenix, AZ

#107 Jul 22, 2011
South Utican wrote:
What about Jim Lafountain ? Starred at Louisville , all -american ,drafted by Twins, injuries did him in
I agree with you South Utican, on my last post # 105 I meant to say him, but accidentally I put Tom Lafountain.
remember

Rome, NY

#108 Jul 22, 2011
american legion in the early and mid 70s was great. smith post,fort schuler,adrian,and utica post teams were all loaded with talent 1-9. defense and piching was superb. those line ups were tough to beat from all 4 of those teams. especially 1976 teams.
EEC01

Phoenix, AZ

#109 Jul 22, 2011
remember wrote:
american legion in the early and mid 70s was great. smith post,fort schuler,adrian,and utica post teams were all loaded with talent 1-9. defense and piching was superb. those line ups were tough to beat from all 4 of those teams. especially 1976 teams.
I totally agree with you. I played on Adrean Post in 1977 and the games were great. What a matchup of talent and what a rivalry we had with Smith Post. Unbelieveable games.The one game I will always remember was when we played Smith Post in Oriskany Falls for the right to go to Oneida County Playoff Tournament Joe Milazzo was at bat and I was on 2b. There were two outs and he hit a line drive single for his 5th hit (5 for 5) I ran home slid and was called safe to tie the game, then there was an appeal I was called out for missing 3b. I still have nightmares of that call, I never missed 3b, I cut the corner as I was taught and just beat the great throw from Korpella at home to another great catcher I know Todd Aman. The talent that played in that game I believe will never be matched. Both teams were great, and I believe for that game to take place Smith post won like 13 games to force a tie. The rest is history.
Anonymous

Utica, NY

#110 Jul 22, 2011
Doug Delette
What

Rome, NY

#111 Jul 22, 2011
WOW still talking about a baseball game from 1977?? Is it slow tonight at the drive in window?
mezz

Utica, NY

#112 Jul 22, 2011
Mike wrote:
<quoted text>Dodgers hmmm? Sure!Boy he went far. Coulda shoulda woulda.
ur talking about a soft ball u tool my granmother playes soft ball at the reunions and hits it 250 . come on man softball is a girls game and the guys that play it are all baseball wanabees that just couldnt cut it grow up man
roman

Rome, NY

#113 Jul 22, 2011
i remember winning a tough one over ft schyler in76.joe abone piched for us and tullis for ft. schyler. tullis piched a no hiitter,we wound up winning 1-0,on a sac fly in 7th. there were just tons of amazing defensive plays from both teams. especially both mid infields on both squads.lot of talent on both those teams.
The Mick

United States

#114 Jul 22, 2011
Mike Desantis was a monster player and could smack the livun hell out of a ball.. Hewas on the Team with Rizzo,Caruso,Cash and Rich Grinaldi...
spouting

Cortland, NY

#115 Jul 22, 2011
Murnane Field wrote:
Rocket Wheeler. Same year as Wells. Give em creds. The players for the Jays lived in the apts near the firehouse on sunset ave. No cribbs and fancy cars.
But not from utica area....of course the title doesnt specify

Didnt Wboro's hank welty get drafted by the pirates in 1975 or so?
ljjr

Utica, NY

#116 Jul 22, 2011
spouting wrote:
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But not from utica area....of course the title doesnt specify
Didnt Wboro's hank welty get drafted by the pirates in 1975 or so?
yea he got drafted allrite rite to cleets hes drinkin all the draft he wants lol
long ball hitter

Cohoes, NY

#117 Jul 22, 2011
tom masercola hit .481 for St Agnes in the Catholic Church league in 1931.
Groovylishes

Cortland, NY

#118 Jul 22, 2011
Best ball player ever .... and I mean ever was Tom Legg ... he's so good, he hit .940 playing slow pitch ... we are talking slow pitch., you know with 4 outfielders a DH and possibly an AH But let me emphasize: He's no Ted Derby ...... but then again who is?
Raider

Simpsonville, SC

#119 Jul 27, 2011
Raida forever wrote:
<quoted text>Who is Tony Tanoury?????? Everybody else on that list had game. Guido once told me if AB hadn'tbeen dismissed from the 93 team- it was a lock they win the AA state championship that year. He tossed a 6 hitter against a fantastic Liverpool team so North Rockland would have been a piece of cake.
Tony Tanoury= Anthony Tanoury and he was the reason that 93 team made it to States. Had the game winning hit in just about every game leading up to the North Rockland game. Played for Adrean Post and HCCC. If Beaton pitched that game the Raider's win. I think you have to break down this list into era's...70's, 80's, 90's etc...This wasn't a bad list for the 90's.
joe

Hamilton, NY

#120 Jul 27, 2011
bill vinci probaly best hands to ever play in this area hands down
imjustsayin

Utica, NY

#121 Jul 27, 2011
Some of the best players around ... All on the same team. Coached by Mr.Lafountain. Notre Dame class of 95' 96' I think they had like 6 or 7 guys from that team go on and play Division 1 baseball...
Ingersal

United States

#122 Jul 28, 2011
All these guys everyone has talked about on this post played well in HS and went on to play for a JC or a D2 school except for a few, and all but the few that did make it ended up playing SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL not hard to be a stud @ that point. This area has not kicked out any talent in a lot of yrs and if you think so your fooling yourself if you want to see Great players just coming out of HS go to NC,SC,Texas, FLORIDA, ect these states kick out Great players every year very young and they go places it will be a very long time before you see a GREAT Player come from Central NY and that's the truth!
Fat Tony Salerno

Rochester, NY

#123 Jul 28, 2011
Stan D was a scrappy shortstop for Frankfort in the early to mid '70's. He then went to on to have an outstanding career with the UPD.
Raider

East Syracuse, NY

#124 Jul 29, 2011
Raider wrote:
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Tony Tanoury= Anthony Tanoury and he was the reason that 93 team made it to States. Had the game winning hit in just about every game leading up to the North Rockland game. Played for Adrean Post and HCCC. If Beaton pitched that game the Raider's win. I think you have to break down this list into era's...70's, 80's, 90's etc...This wasn't a bad list for the 90's.
I'm sure he's not happy about it but I really don't know the name. Did he grad in 93 too or was he a 10th grader then? I remember a Tanoury playing GU Babe Ruth when the Anguish kid was playing but not sure if it is the same kid.
Van Poppel

Lowville, NY

#125 Oct 1, 2011
I think Rich Grimaldi made it to AAA at age 21 before he hurt his shoulder and his career ended. Probably something that could be fixed today.
No one has mentioned Dave Reinhardt from UFA.

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