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Tuesday, JUNE 9, 2015
2015 Hall of Fame Inductees Announced for All-Star Game in Schaumburg
Sauget Illinois- The Frontier League is proud to announce the 2015 Hall of Fame inductees. The ceremonies will take place at the 2015 All Star Game Luncheon, held in Schaumburg, IL. on July 15, 2015. The Hall of Fame committee uses three categories for their selections, players, special contributors, and historic moments in League history. The committee has chosen five former players, Mike Breyman, Bobby Chandler, Stephen Holdren, Jason James, and Chris Sidick. They also have chosen one special contributor, Bob Wolfe, and the 2002 All- Star Game Home Run Derby as the special moment in league history.
Mike Breyman was a member of The Gateway Grizzlies organization from 2004-2008, retiring as a career hits leader, tied for career RBI’s and second in career home runs. He was a Post-Season All-Star in 2008, with a .325 career average, 458 hits, a .420 on- base percentage, and 82 home runs.
Bobby Chandler, a member of the League from 1998-2002, played for the Chillicothe Paints, Richmond Roosters, and Johnstown Johnnies. Chandler finished with a 10-8 career record, a 2.86 ERA, 162 strikeouts and 56 saves, he was the all time saves leader from 2001-2013.
Stephen Holdren, a member of the League from 2006-2011, played for numerous organizations including The Windy City ThunderBolts, Rockford Riverhawks, Gateway Grizzlies, Southern Illinois Miners, and River City Rascals. Holdren finished with a .302 career average, 548 hits,100 home runs, 388 runs, and 351 RBI’s, he left the League as the second all-time in runs scored, hits, home runs, and RBI’s. He was a Post-Season All-Star in 2010 and 2011.
Jason James, a member of the league from 2006-2009 and 2011, played for The Rockford Riverhawks as well as The Windy City ThunderBolts. James boasts a .347 career average, 465 hits, 207 runs, and 40 home runs. He also had a Frontier League record 40 game hitting streak. He was a post-season All-Star in 2007-2009.
Chris Sidick played for The Washington Wild Things from 2005-2011. He had a .285 career average, 635 hits, 434 runs, 257 RBI’s and 166 stolen bases. Sidick holds many of the League’s career records. He has the records for games played, at bats, runs scored, and hits, and was a Post-Season All-Star in 2006.
This year’s special contributor is Bob Wolfe. He was a co-founder of the League in 1992. Throughout his years with the League, he partnered in and was the GM of the Zanesville Greys, 1993 Frontier League champions. He was also an Executive of The Year and served as League Treasurer from 1993-2011. The League’s Executive of the Year Award is named for him.
This year’s special moment will highlight the 2002 All-Star game Home Run Derby. The game was held in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The night prior to the Frontier League All-Star Game, the MLB All-Star Game ended in a tie. The League owners in attendance determined that the FL All-Star Game should never end in a tie. To that end, a Home Run Derby was designed to be the tie breaker. The game did end in a tie and the Home Run Derby took place. Fans and players were amazed at the excitement that was generated. Brody Jackson of the River City Rascals hit the eventual game winner for the West Division. The Derby drew national attention for the League through print, tv and internet media.
The 2015 Frontier League All-Star Game will be sponsored by Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, P.C. There are many events prior to the Wednesday night game, including the Bill Lee Open Golf Tournament on Tuesday, July 14 at Schaumburg Golf Club, followed by The Home Run Derby that evening. The Hall of Fame Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, at the Hyatt Regency in Schaumburg, The Chicago Blackhawks President and CEO John McDonough as the keynote speaker. Admission to the derby, post-game concert, and All-Star Game will be $10 for box and $7 for lawn seats, with both events starting at 6:30 p.m.
Contact The Schaumburg Boomers at (847) 461-3695, or firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information on All-Star Game Events. Stay up to date on their website, http://www.boomersbaseball.com/.