This year's class certainly has a New Jersey flavor, and includes an elected official and the supplier of a very specialized product used in every professional baseball game. New Jersey State Senator Robert Singer will be inducted along with Lena Blackburne, whose famous baseball rubbing mud is taken from a riverbank somewhere in New Jersey.
Senator Robert W. Singer has served in the New Jersey State Legislature for over 20 years as well as on the Lakewood Township Committee for over 30 years. His leadership helped lure the Lakewood BlueClaws to New Jersey in 2001, and the success of the franchise would not have been possible without his steadfast support. His vision of a successful franchise has been fulfilled as the BlueClaws have led the South Atlantic League in average attendance in each of its 12 years in Lakewood.
The Hall of Fame induction ceremony is one of several events scheduled in conjunction with the 54th SAL All-Star Game in Lakewood. Fan Fest and a Celebrity Hitting Challenge will be held on Monday, June 17th. The 54th Annual South Atlantic League All-Star Game at FirstEnergy Park on June 18th is scheduled to begin at 7:05pm. More information can be found at www.blueclaws.com/allstar.