Maine Baseball Hall of Fame Opens at Hadlock FieldApril 14, 2012 - Eastern League (EL) Portland Sea Dogs
The Maine Baseball Hall of Fame was established in 1969 and has over 500 members. The Maine Baseball Hall of Fame had never had a permanent home or a public display to showcase the great people who have made a significant contribution to the game of baseball in Maine. The Portland Room will be open to the public during Sea Dogs' home games allowing fans the opportunity to see the display. The Maine Baseball hall of Fame display at Hadlock Field was made possible by Tyler Technologies.
"The Portland Sea Dogs have generously provided the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame the opportunity to provide an important historical archive as a permanent and public display of all past and future inductees of the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame," stated Don Douglas of the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame. "The Hall of Fame's location at Hadlock Field serves as a symbolic connection between the passion of Maine's baseball fans for both the Sea Dogs and their native son heroes of yesterday year."
The Maine Baseball Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization which seeks to recognize and celebrate notable contributions to the rich history of baseball in Maine.
"We are proud to be able to provide a home for the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame," stated Sea Dogs General Manager Geoff Iacuessa. "Baseball fans throughout Maine will now have any opportunity to learn about the rich history of baseball in Maine and we are pleased to give public recognition for those who have made such a positive impact on our National Pastime."
The Sea Dogs and Maine Baseball Hall of Fame encourage fans to visit the display frequently in the Portland Room as it continues to evolve with historic photos, artifacts, and more.
Several members of the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame have direct ties to the Portland Sea Dogs' organization including Sea Dogs' Founder Dan Burke and Sea Dogs' President Charlie Eshbach.
The 2012 Maine Baseball Hall of Fame inductees will be honored in a pre-game ceremony at Hadlock Field on Saturday, August 4th.
To coincide with Saturday's Maine Baseball Hall of Fame unveiling, prior to Saturday's game, the Sea Dogs held a moment of silence for Sonny Noel. Noel, a longtime chairman of the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame, provided 25 years of stewardship and passion to the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame. He passed away in February.
Book your nine inning vacation! Sea Dogs tickets are available for all 2012 home games and can be purchased by calling the Sea Dogs Ticket Office at 207-879-9500 or online at www.seadogs.com.
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