‘Spaceman’ Lee to speak at banquet

LITTLE FALLS – Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Bill “Spaceman” Lee will be the guest speaker at the annual Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs Baseball Hall of Fame Dinner at Knights Inn on April 5.

Lee pitched for the Red Sox from 1969-1978 and was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame. He is first all time in games pitched by a Red Sox left-hander and third all time in most games pitched by a Boston pitcher.

Former Herkimer Community College baseball player Jason Rathbun and former major league player from Little Falls, Ray Shepardson, will be the 2014 Mohawk Valley Baseball Hall of Fame inductees.

Tickets for the event will be $35 and $20 for children under 12. Tables of eight are available for $250.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail hours, Chinese Auction, buffet dinner and induction ceremony to follow.

For tickets or more information contact Travis Heiser at (315) 985-0692 or email Travis@MyDiamondDawgs.com.