Four to be inducted into Hall of Fame

AMSTERDAM — The Amsterdam Hall of Fame Committee has announced the 2017 inductees into the Amsterdam Baseball / Mohawks Baseball Hall of Fame.  The four will be honored at a dinner Jan. 28 at St. Mary’s Institute.

More than 350 guests typically attend the dinner and this year’s event is expected to have an even larger turnout.

Former Amsterdam legend Roger Bowman who played in the major leagues, along with Paul Mound, a member of the Amsterdam High School baseball teams in the 1970s and who is also the head coach at Union College make up the Amsterdam inductees.

Former player Abram Williams, who is the Mohawks all-time saves leader along with Mohawks head coach Keith Griffin, the all-time winningest coach in team history and owner of six titles in eight years while at the helm make up the inductees on the Mohawks side.

Luke Maile, former Mohawks catcher and current member of the Tampa Bay Rays, will serve as the keynote speaker of the event and headline this year’s dinner theme of ‘From the Mohawks to the Majors.’

Tickets for the evening are $45 and include a cocktail hour from 5 to 6:30 p.m., a full dinner, and autograph/picture time with Maile. The evening, as always, also has both an extensive silent and live auction.

A table of 10 is available for $400 and a table of eight is available for $320. The children’s price will be $20 and general admission seating (dinner not included) is available for $20.

Sponsors for the evening are Driscoll Foods, Amsterdam Print, The Recorder, CSEA, River Ridge Living Center, and FMCC.

For tickets or sponsorship opportunities, which include VIP time with Maile, call the Amsterdam Mohawks at 791-7546 or