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Union County Baseball Hall of Fame to Induct Three New Members on Feb. 12

Olympic hurdler Sydney McLaughlin Credits: Union Catholic Facebook Page
CLARK, NJ -- The Union County Baseball Association will induct three new members into the Union County Baseball Hall of Fame at the organization's 81st annual Hot Stove League awards dinner on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 1:00 p.m., at The Gran Centurians, 440 Madison Hill Road, in Clark.
 
During the award ceremonies, the UCBA will induct Mark Teutsch of Elizabeth, who pitched for St. Patrick's High School and went on to play in the Chicago White Sox and Texas Rangers organizations; Greg Randazza of Clark, who pitched for Roselle Catholic, Elizabeth High School, and Seton Hall University; and Ed Grzybowski of Linden, who won back-to-back state finals on the mound for Linden and later played for Kean University.
 
 
Additionally, several local student athletes also will be honored at the event, including Sydney McLaughlin of Union Catholic High School, who competed at the Rio Olympics last summer, and her brother, Taylor McLaughlin, a two-time All American at the University of Michigan. Gianna Randazza of Clark will be honored as Outstanding High School Softball Player, and Chris Rinaldi of Westfield will receive the award for Outstanding High School Baseball Player.
 
Tickets for the 81st annual Hot Stove League awards dinner are $50 per person and can be purchased online at www.UCBA-NJ.org or by writing to the Union County Baseball Association, PO Box 176, Fanwood, NJ 07023.
 
Sponsored by the Union County Baseball Association and the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation, the Hot Stove League awards dinner is the primary annual fund-raising effort for the Union County Youth Baseball Leagues. The summer and fall leagues have given over 40,000 boys and girls an opportunity to participate in an organized baseball program for the past 69 years. For more information call Jim Iozzi, UCBA president, at 908-917-2523.

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