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 Maine Baseball Hall of Fame announces 2022 inductees

    They will be honored at a banquet at Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland on Oct. 23 2022

Ed Boyce of Old Orchard Beach is in his 25th year as an assistant coach at the University of Southern Maine and has been instrumental in maintaining USM’s standing among the nation’s elite Division III programs.

Clair Crandall of South Portland has been the organizational force behind the Southern Maine Men’s Baseball League for 25 years, providing opportunities in state and national tournaments, and was inducted into the Men’s Senior Baseball League National Hall of Fame in 2018.

Greg Creek, a graduate of Maranacook High School, had a .354 career batting average and a 12-3 pitching record at the University of Maine, and went on to play five years of professional baseball in the Atlanta Braves organization.

Tip Fairchild, a graduate of Monmouth Academy, was a dominant closer with a career 2.62 ERA for the University of Southern Maine, twice earning All New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association honors. He pitched for four seasons in the Houston Astros system.

Kyle Kennison of Oxford holds the school career records for fewest hits allowed per nine innings (6.12) and most strikeouts per nine innings (10.54) while pitching for the University of Southern Maine from 1994-96. He played three years in the Seattle Mariners organization, including two at Triple-A Tacoma.

Greg King of Farmingdale is in his 26th year as the head coach at Thomas College, earning NAC Coach of the Year honors on four occasions. He has also coached for several seasons in the Cape Cod League and is a professor of sports management at Thomas.

• The late Fernald Linscott of Springfield coached Little League and Babe Ruth teams in Penobscot County for 39 years. From 1978-85, he was the head coach at Lee Academy, where the baseball field is named in his honor.

Ed McDonough of Buxton is in his 45th year as a member of the Western Maine Baseball Umpires Association and has worked innumerable high school and American Legion playoff games. He is also a founding member of the Collegiate Baseball Umpires Association of Maine.

Ken Walsh of Waterville is CEO of the Alfond Youth Community Center and an assistant baseball coach at Colby College. He has been the driving force behind the development of recreational facilities, baseball opportunities and playing fields (including two MLB replica ballparks in Oakland and Waterville) for central Maine youth.

Tom Willerson of Falmouth was an outstanding pitcher for Falmouth High and the Caldwell Post American Legion team in the late 1970s and went on to post a 17-11 career mark at Springfield College with a 2.98 ERA. He played professionally for one year in the Atlanta Braves system and two seasons in Holland.

Simon Williams of South Portland was a first-team All-Conference and All-New England selection as an outfielder at the University of Maine in 2002 and played six seasons professionally in the St. Louis Cardinals organization and independent baseball.

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2021 Maine Baseball Hall of Fame inductees

  Welcome to the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame 2021

Front row - L to R:  Jim Graffam, Tom Dexter, Al Snow and Billie Rae Koch (son and daughter of posthumous inductee Billy Snow), Aaron Izaryk and Ryan Reid.  Back row - L to R:  Mark Rogers, Charlie Furbush, Stu Lacognata, Ryan Flaherty and Matt Rogers.  Unable to be present:  John Kameisha.


Jack Dawson and Don Douglas


Jim Graffam and former St. Joe’s players


“Remember that time you missed the bunt signal?"


Aaron Izaryk and family


Family of Billy Snow


WMTW interview with Ryan Flaherty


A heavy-hitting line-up!


Jack Dawson, Brian Gordon and Ed Flaherty


Billie Rae Koch and Al Snow - Daughter and son of posthumous inductee Billy Snow.


Billie Rae Koch and Al Snow - Daughter and son of posthumous inductee Billy Snow.


Al Snow - Son of posthumous indictee Billy Snow


Brian Gordon picks the winning 50-50 ticket.


Matt Rogers


Matt Rogers


Matt Rogers


Mark Rogers


Mark Rogers


Mark Rogers


Ryan Reid


Ryan Reid


Ryan Reid


Stu Lacognata


Stu Lacognata


Stu Lacognata


Aaron Izaryk


Aaron Izaryk


Aaron Izaryk


Jim Graffam


Jim Graffam


Jim Graffam


Charlie Furbush


Charlie Furbush


Charlie Furbush


Ryan Flaherty


Ryan Flaherty


Ryan Flaherty


Tom Dexter and Jack Dawson.


Tom Dexter


Tom Dexter


Ryan Reid family and friends. 64 in all.


and one making getaway!


50-50 ticket sellers and T-shirt vendors: In front, L to R: Connie Clouatre, Nancy Heath, Monica, Bob Haskell. In back: Jim Burrill.


Ryan Reid table.


225 in attendance at the 2021 Induction ceremony, a nice turnout!


Mark Rogers table.


Art Smith and Peter Gribbin.


Hall of Famer Ed Flaherty and grandson.


MBHOF committee L to R: Dennis Gratto, Al Livingston, Rick Crawford, Brian Gordon, Art Smith, Peter Gribbin, Ann Gribbin, Jack Dawson.


Brady Douglas, Matt Douglas, Matt Rogers, Don Douglas.


Former St. Joe’s players in support of Coach Jim Graffam’s induction.


UMO Black Bear alumni celebrate Stu Lacognata’s induction.


UMO Black Bear alumni in support of Stu Lacognata.


Mort Soule “At Bat."


Future Hall of Famer?


Aaron Izaryk and family


New Banner for 2021


Stu Lacognata


MC Jack Dawson, Charlie Furbush, Ryan Flaherty, Tom Dexter.


Master of Ceremonies Jack Dawson


Mort Soule "on deck" !


Billy Snow family


Will Sanborn and Craig Furbush


Even the wait staff wants in on the 50-50 raffle!


Banquets are short; eat dessert first


Holiday Inn by the Bay Grand Ballroom Portland Maine USA - Site of the November 7, 2021 MBHOF Induction Banquet.


2021 Inductees of the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame Seated, L to R: Jim Graffam, Tom Dexter, Al Snow and Billie Rae Koch (son and daughter of posthumous inductee Billy Snow), Aaron Izaryk, Ryan Reid. Standing, L to R: Mark Rogers, Charlie Furbush, Stu Lacognata, Ryan Flaherty, Matt Rogers.


Inductees go over the pre-game scouting report with Don Douglas and Jack Dawson

Click image below for news story on induction ceremony and largest crowd at Hadlock Field

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2021 Maine Baseball Hall of Fame inductees

Maine Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2021

Team photo of the MBHOF Class of 2021 taken at the Sea Dogs game 9/12/21.  Courtesy of

Standing, left to right:  Tom Dexter, Ed Flaherty (representing his son Ryan Flaherty), Craig Furbush (representing his son Charlie Furbush), Jim Graffam, Aaron Izaryk, John Kameisha, Stu Lacognata, Ryan Reid, Mark Rogers, and Matt Rogers

Kneeling, left to right:  Al Snow, Al Snow, and Billie Rae Koch (son, brother and daughter of the late Billy Snow). 


 They all had a great time hanging out with their fellow inductees on a beautiful day for Sea Dogs regular season finale at Hadlock Field.  Don Douglas HOF President