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  • Aceto, Sam (1971)

    Samuel Aceto was former owner of the Portland Pilots in the New England League in the late 1940's Sportsman Aceto long has backed Deering High athletics Aceto stepped into the baseball picture in 1946 to keep the portland pilots here until 1949 when local attendance wasn't matched by other New England franchises Aceto is nationally known in harness racing , He owns Oteca Stables From Fun While it Lasted https://funwhileitlasted.net/2014/02/28/1947-1949-portland-pilots/ Background The Portland Pilots were a Class B minor league baseball team in the New England League for three summers from 1947 to 1949. The club started out as the woeful last place Portland Gulls during the first season of New England League in 1946. Gulls owner John J. Haley ran out of money to pay his players late in the 1946 season and was ordered by League President Claude Davidson to find a buyer. The Gulls were bailed out by local contractor Sam Aceto, sign shop owner Herbert Curry and hotelier William Richard in August 1946 which allowed the team to complete the season. Prior to the 1947 season, the first full campaign under Aceto’s leadership, the team was renamed the Portland Pilots.

  • Adams, Andrew (1995)

    John Cochin, Jr., has been involved in sports in Sanford since 1946 as a player, coach and spectator. That means he has played against or coached some of the best athletes in York County. Cochin's endorsement of Andrew D. Adams for the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame adds significance to Adams’ outstanding career. "| coached Andy at Sanford High school! from his sophomore year in 1976 to his senior year in 1978," said Cochin. “Without a doubt, Andy is one of the best pitchers to ever don a Sanford High baseball uniform. And he has the record to prove it." allowing two years as a Little League Baseball All-Star and two years of junior high baseball, Adams pitched for the 1974 Maine State Babe Ruth champions. At Sanford High School in 1975, Adams' record was 7-0 for the unbeaten (12-0) freshman team. That summer he pitched for the Maine State Babe Ruth finalists. in 1976 Adams began his varsity career under Cochin. He again pitched Babe Ruth, leading his team to the Maine State championship. As a senior, led the Redskins to the Maine State Class A baseball championship. He concluded his career with a record of 17-5, was voted the team's most valuable player and was named a Telegram League All-Star. ‘It was in his senior year that Andy really caught the attention of baseball fans and coaches throughout the state,” said Cochin. "Despite missing a week of the season because of the flu, he compiled an 8-3 record and a 1.86 earned run average during the regular season. "He then completely dominated the 1978 playoffs, pitching and winning the Western Maine semi final against Brunswick on Tuesday, going 11 innings to defeat favored Portland High 3-2 in the Western Maine finals on Wednesday, then coming back three days later to pitch the Redskins to a 4-2 win over Oxford Hills for the State Class A championship. “Winning three playoff games in the same week is a feat seldom seen in Maine schoolboy baseball history." Following high school, Adams continued his baseball career at the University of New Hampshire. In four seasons of varsity competition, his record was 18-10. His honors for the Wildcats included Rookie of the Week, Player of the Week, and the All-New England team. Adams' total of career wins is one short of the school record. It is one more than Rich Gale's total of 17. (Gale pitched for Kansas City, San Francisco, Cincinnati and Boston from 1978 to 1984.) in 1980, Adams pitched for Sanford’s Portland Twilight League champions and was named most valuable player in the playoffs. In 1981, he pitched for the Falmouth Commodores in the Cape Cod Baseball League. Signed by the Chicago Cubs in 1982, Adams pitched for Sarasota, Fla. in the Gulf Coast League, where he compiled a record of 5-2 with a 2.06 ERA In 48 innings. A shoulder injury prevented him from continuing in professional baseball. Adams has remained active in baseball as a coach in Little League, junior high and Babe Ruth. Now 33, Adams lives in the Sanford area. He is proprietor of R.J.'s Landing, a restaurant-lounge.

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  • Around the Horn | Mebbhof50

    Around the Horn ​ 2021 Maine State of the Budget Address by Governor Janet Mills tribute to Hank Aaron

  • Archives~Program Covers | Maine Baseball Hall of Fame | United States

    Gallery of Program Covers 1981 ~ 2019 2018 High resolution scan of the cover for this year. 2017 High resolution scan of the cover for this year. 2016 High resolution scan of the cover for this year. 2015 High resolution scan of the cover for this year. 2014 High resolution scan of the cover for this year. 2013 High resolution scan of the cover for this year. 2012 High resolution scan of the cover for this year. 2011 High resolution scan of the cover for this year. 2010 High resolution scan of the cover for this year. 2009 High resolution scan of the cover for this year. 2008 High resolution scan of the cover for this year. 2007 High resolution scan of the cover for this year. 2006 High resolution scan of the cover for this year. 2005 High resolution scan of the cover for this year. 2004 High resolution scan of the cover for this year. 2003 High resolution scan of the cover for this year. 2002 High resolution scan of the cover for this year. 2001 High resolution scan of the cover for this year. 2000 High resolution scan of the cover for this year. 1999 High resolution scan of the cover for this year. 1998 High resolution scan of the cover for this year. 1997 High resolution scan of the cover for this year. 1996 High resolution scan of the cover for this year. 1995 High resolution scan of the cover for this year. 1994 High resolution scan of the cover for this year. 1993 High resolution scan of the cover for this year. 1992 High resolution scan of the cover for this year. 1991 High resolution scan of the cover for this year. 1990 High resolution scan of the cover for this year. 1989 High resolution scan of the cover for this year. 1988 High resolution scan of the cover for this year. 1987 High resolution scan of the cover for this year. 1983 High resolution scan of the cover for this year. 1982 High resolution scan of the cover for this year. 1981 High resolution scan of the cover for this year. 1988 Roberge leads 1988 1985 Baseball hall 1985 1969 PP 1_27_69 HOF members 1988 Roberge leads 1988 1/50

  • Honored Teams | Maine Baseball Hall of Fame | United States

    Honored Teams Occasionally, the selection committee of the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame found itself being overcome with suggested nominees who had all played for the same team or perhaps the same collegiate baseball program over a short period of years. Sonny Noel reasoned not all of the players in the team merited individual induction into the Hall, but they were a member of a special team and worthy of recognition. Thus began a tradition that continues to this day. Honored Teams 1989 1991 2005 2006 2014 2016 2017 2018

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