UNICO of Pittsfield inducts 6 into Baseball and Softball Hall of Fame

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PITTSFIELD — The Pittsfield Chapter of UNICO held its annual inductions for the Baseball and Softball Hall of Fame this week, welcoming in six new members with the Class of 2019.

The event was held last Friday at Berkshire Hills Country Club.

The six honorees were Sheila LaBarbera, Thomas Mooney, Joseph Murphy, Terry Bishop, Kate Frew and Maury Matteodo.

Bishop is a former professional baseball player out of Taconic. He played college ball at the College of Saint Rose before being drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in 1996.

Murphy graduated from Taconic as well, before playing college baseball at Colgate.

Matteodo represented Pittsfield High and then Williams College, while Mooney is a Saint Joseph graduate who had a prolific career as a pro scout.

LaBarbera and Few represent the softball half of the Hall of Fame. LaBarbera is a Pittsfield High graduate, but served many years as a coach for Taconic. Few was a three-time All-Star at Taconic.

The inductees were honored for their achievements at a dinner and received framed prints of Norman Rockwell's baseball work.

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