Gary Duke - Ottawa Braumeisters
"Thank you so much for allowing me into our Ontario Hall of Fame. It is with a great honour that I accept this award. It is very humbling to be part of a group that has been so instrumental in allowing Vintage Baseball Players to be able to continue to enjoy the game.
Winter well and we shall see you on the fields in 2017!"
Jim Scriver - Barrie Red Sox
"Thank you for the kind words and true honour to be recognized for the VBFO Hall of Fame. I was completely surprised with the announcement on our meeting call today. A group of my playing mates unexpectantly showed up at my home at the very same time to present the plaque so I was distracted from the meeting for the rest of the time. Please excuse me if I missed more details however I can catch up with the minutes when available.
I am both excited and proud to be accepted into the Hall. There have been many inductees over the years I have known and respected, with special note to the two of you, so to be part of this group is rewarding. I have enjoyed 25 years of playing Vintage baseball and there have been many team celebrations but this is the best individual acknowledgement I am priviledged to receive.
Thanks again. Stay healthy.
See you on the ball field."