DuBois, PA – The American Legion honored several people on Friday during their Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Congratulations to Hall of Fame Inductees: Mike Ryan (Altoona Curve Manager), Edward Lawrence (“Easy Eddie” from St. Petersburg, FL), Robert Bozzuto (Greensburg), Jack Kochu (Pottstown), and Jason Bush (Latrobe)!
Congrats as well to Neil Walker, formerly of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Graduate of the Year for the American Legion! His father, Tom Walker (also a major leaguer), accepted the award on his behalf.
The American Legion Baseball State Championships continue tonight at Showers Field. Tonight will be Faith Night during Game 11 at 7 p.m. Churches are invited to attend the game and show our out-of-town guests why DuBois is such a special place.
7/26–Game One: DuBois loses, 4-3
7/27–Game Two: DuBois vs French Creek…DuBois loses, 7-6.
American Legion Baseball is presented by DiLullo Transport. Broadcasts were brought to you locally by Jack’s Boot Shop, Advanced Disposal, Edner Kness Insurance, Goodwill Industries of North Central PA, The Meadow’s Frozen Custard.
The tournament is even more special this year because it’s the DuBois American Legion’s 100th anniversary!
Thank you to the George Montgomery American Legion Post 17, City of DuBois, and all the donors for their help making this possible!
Continue reading for the full schedule.
Listen to the full interview with Barry Abbott from the DuBois American Legion Post 17.
American Legion Post 17 is still accepting donations to help pay for the housing and eating for the teams coming into DuBois. Please reach out to Barry Abbott at the American Legion.
Friday, July 26, 2019
5:06 p.m. – Hall of Fame Banquet
- The American Legion will talk about the seven inductees to the American Legion Hall of Fame
- There will be keynote speakers
- Tom Walker (Neil Walker’s father) will be accepting an award from the American Legion. Every year, the Legion honors a Major League Baseball Player who came through an American Legion Baseball Team in their younger years.
- Dignitaries will be speaking about the 100th anniversary for American Legion Post 17
- Also, they will be announcing the 2019 teams that will be playing in the state tournament.
- Tickets will be sold at the door
8:30 – Concert at Showers Field
- Post 17 will be hosting the event and honoring local veterans
- The Ride will be playing a free concert
- It is free to the visiting individuals for the state championships but also for the DuBois and surrounding communities!
9 p.m. – Parade of Champions at Showers Field
Athletes will be entering the stadium to showcase who made it to the championships with a walk around the stadium, showing who will be facing each other in games 1-4.
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Game 1 – 10:05 a.m. at Showers Field
Game 2 – 1:05 p.m. at Showers Field
Game 3 – 4:05 p.m. at the Showers Field
Game 4 – 7:05 p.m. at Showers Field – DuBois game! Fast Eddie Walsh will be broadcasting the game live on 106.5 FM Sunny 106.
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Game 5 – 10:05 a.m. at Showers Field
Game 6 – 1:05 p.m. at Showers Field
Game 7 – 4:05 p.m. at the Showers Field
Game 8 – 7:05 p.m. at Showers Field – DuBois game, no matter if they win or lose! Fast Eddie Walsh will be broadcasting the game live on 106.5 FM Sunny 106.
Monday, July 29, 2019
Game 9 – 12:35 p.m. at Showers Field
Game 10 – 3:35 p.m. at Showers Field
Game 11 – 7:05 p.m. at the Showers Field
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Game 12 – 3:35 p.m. at Showers Field
Game 13 – 7:05 p.m. at the Showers Field
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Game 14 – 7:05 p.m. at the Showers Field
Special activities prior to the big Championship game!
The game will be broadcast live on PCN Television.
There will also do a special TV spot about DuBois, highing and showcasing our city, the American Legion, and Shower’s Field
Game 15 – will follow immediately if needed