Frontier Field Walk of Fame Class of 2007

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    Class of 2007 

O'Rourke Jr.
Red Wings
Spiotti Sr.
Van Gundy

Pat Kelly
Professional Sports, Inducted 2007 
(top right) The Kelly family in 2002, from left, Pat, Kari and son Patrick III at the Carrier Dome
as Pat accepted the Mike and Judy Zunic Courage Award... Click bottom photo for larger image.
A member of the Section V Football Hall of Fame, a star tight end at Syracuse and a four-year NFL player with the Broncos and Jets, he also helped Webster Thomas win a Section V basketball title in 1983 and played on SU's 11-0-1 football season in 1987. Preserving the undefeated season, his TD catch with time running out versus West Virginia is one of SU's great football moments. He died of cancer in 2003 at age 37.
Pat Kelly football statistics
Section V Football Hall of Fame, Class of 1998
Joshua Frase Foundation
Democrat and Chronicle, On this Day in Rochester History, March 28, 2003

Doug Kent
Professional Sports, Inducted 2007 
(top right) Kent, after winning the 2007 PBA World Championship.
The Newark native recently was named the Professional Bowling Association's bowler of the year after leading the tour in earnings with $200,530. Kent, 40, won two tournaments this season, and has nine victories during his 18-year PBA career.
Website, Doug Kent's Rosebowl Lanes
Professional Bowler's Association Hall of Fame
Bio, Professional Bowlers Association
Youtube, Kent wins the 2006 USBC Masters tournamnet




Josh Lewin
Media, Inducted 2007 
Click top row photos.
(top, right)Joined in the booth by President George W. Bush during a Texas Rangers game.
The Brighton graduate was a radio broadcaster for Red Wings games from 1987 to 1994, then moved on to Baltimore, Chicago and Detroit before landing in Texas, where he has worked on the Rangers broadcasting team since 2002. He has also worked on Fox's national broadcasting crew and currently is the radio voice of the football San Diego Chargers. He joined the NY Mets radio team in 2012.
WFAN tabs Lewin to join Mets' 2012 broadcast team
Bio, Rochester Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, Versatile Lewin Relishes Challenge of Calling Chargers, Mets Games
Josh Lewin plays the piano and sings on WFAN's Boomer and Carlton Show, May 22, 2013, 5:23
WOR radio play-by-play, New York Mets, Ike Davis' walk-off homer beats Reds, April 5, 2014, :28
KLSD radio play-by-play, Chargers win wild card game at Cincinnati, January 5, 2014, 1:40, Voice of the Chargers, Josh Lewin, on Boltsí (2013-14) Offseason, article and play-by-play
Los Angeles Times, Josh Lewin tabbed as UCLA's new play-by-play announcer
Democrat and Chronicle, Voices, Going Big Time

Megan MacKenzie
Amateur Sports, Inducted 2007 
A three-sport star at Bishop Kearney, MacKenzie went on to earn All-America honors in soccer at the University of Rochester. The first girl to play in Brighton Little League and boys youth hockey in the area, MacKenzie officiated women's hockey at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City
Bio, University of Rochester Athletic Hall of Fame
Wilmot Cancer Institute, Patient Stories, Megan MacKenzie Beats Breast Cancer




Jim Mandelaro
Media, Inducted 2007 
(top) Covering spring training with the Rochester Red Wings in 1994, with outfielder Jack Voight.
(bottom) With ex-Red Wing Jeff Manto.
A Webster Schroeder and St. John Fisher graduate, Jim covered the Red Wings from 1991-2014, a 24-year span that is the second-longest in International League history. He is a three-time first-place recipient of the New York State AP Award for Sports Features, a two-time winner of the Rochester Press-Radio Club Sportswriter of the Year Award and the author of three books: Silver Seasons: The Story of the Rochester Red Wings, Silver Seasons and a New Frontier, and Outside The Game: A Collection of Inspirational Sports Stories.
University of Rochester, Newscenter
Inside Pitch Baseball Show

Al Masino
Contributors/Administrators, Inducted 2007 
Masino, bottom row, second from left, with the 1952-53 NBA Milwaukee Hawks.
He won a Section V championship as a player at East High in 1946, starred at Canisius College and played several years in the NBA before returning to the area to teach and coach. In 1964, he led Eastridge High to a sectional title.
Al Masino basketball statistics
Bio, Section V Basketball Hall of Fame
Plaque, Section V Basketball Hall of Fame
Vimeo, Ceremony at the Eastridge High School gymnasium, being dedicated to the memory of Al Masino





Dan Mason
Contributors/Administrators, Inducted 2007 
(bottom) Mason handling announcing duties at Frontier Field.
Now in his 13th year as General Manager of the Red Wings, he is a two-time International League Executive of the Year. The Wings were awarded the President's Trophy in 2004 as the top franchise in minor league baseball.
Website, Rochester Red Wings
Rochester Red Wings, Will Rumbold/Naomi Silver, The Big 2-0!
Mason Wins Third IL Executive of the Year Award

Tom Murphy
Media, Inducted 2007 
The Greece Olympia and SUNY Geneseo graduate has worked for Wolfe Community Newspapers and Messenger Post, where he is executive sports editor. He is a two-time Rochester Press-Radio Club Sportswriter of the Year and is a member of the Section V Football Hall of Fame
Section V Football Hall of Fame, Class of 2003
Greece Olympia Sports Hall of Fame
Obituary, Democrat and Chronicle



Bill O'Rourke Jr.
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2007 
The Webster Thomas boys basketball coach is 406-212 in 29 seasons and won Section V titles in 1983 and 2001. He was preceded at Thomas by his dad, Bill O'Rourke Sr., also a Walk of Famer, who went 343-193 in 28 years.
Bio, Section V Basketball Hall of Fame
Legislative Action, Bill O'Rourke Sr. and Bill O'Rourke Jr.
Youtube, Bill Jr. and Tom O'Rourke interview, New book tells the story of Webster's basketball family, the O'Rourkes

Tim Parrinello
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2007 
The McQuaid graduate is a phenomenal 336-29 in 11 seasons as the Monroe Community College women's basketball coach, winning four national titles in six years. He led MCC to a championship in 2006, the first season at junior college Division I.
Bio, Monroe Community College




Junior Poles
Amateur Sports, Inducted 2007 
Photos from Boston College.
The 1978 Small Schools New York State Football Player of the Year led Caledonia-Mumford to an unbeaten season and a No. 1 ranking in the small-schools poll. He went on to star at Boston College as a defensive tackle and was the final cut of the Seattle Seahawks. He currently works as a Rochester police officer.
Section V Football Hall of Fame, Class of 2002





1928-31 Rochester Red Wings
Team of the Ages, Inducted 2007 
(top to bottom) 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931 Rochester Red Wings. Click on photos for larger sizes.
The first four years of the St.Louis Cardinals affiliation were amazing for the Wings, who went 399-268 and won four International League pennants. The 1930 team was led by Rip Collins, who hit .376 with 40 home runs and 180 runs batted in.
Website, Rochester Red Wings
Youtube, 1931 Red Wing Stadium Home Movies, Wings beat St.Paul Saints, win Governor's Cup
NOTE:Regarding clips below, several players from the '28-'31 era played in 1932, and
can be seen here including George Puccinelli, Specs Toporcer, Paul Florence and Billy Southworth.
Youtube, 1932 Red Wing Stadium Home Movies: May 3, 1932 Opening Day vs. Jersey City Skeeters
Youtube, 1932 Red Wing Stadium Home Movies: versus the Buffalo Bisons
Youtube, 1932 Red Wing Stadium Home Movies: versus the Jersey City Skeeters
Youtube, 1932 Red Wing Stadium Home Movies: versus the Toronto Maple Leafs
Youtube, 1932 Red Wing Stadium Home Movies: versus the Reading Keystones

Rochester Wheels
Chairman's Choice, Inducted 2007 
Click on team photo for larger image.
(bottom photos) At Monroe Community College, in the first annual
Steve Barbato Memorial Wheelchair Basketball Tournament April 16, 2011
(top) Webster's Josh Lewis battles a player from the Twin City Spinners.
(bottom) Rochester's Jamie Gilmore (right) Canandaigua's John Michalko
For more than 30 years, the group has given people with disabilities an opportunity to play wheelchair basketball. The Wheels feature players from Rochester, Syracuse and Buffalo and play games both locally and nationally.
Web page, via Rochester Rehabilitation
Sportsnet, The Rochester Wheels: Celebrating 40 Years of The Rochester Wheels
Website, National Wheelchair Basketball Association
Youtube, Messenger Post, Wheelchair Allstars
Youtube, Rochester Wheels vs. St. John Fisher 2012
Rochester Adaptive Adventures



Lou Spiotti Sr.
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2007 
The Madison High School and Ithaca College graduate enjoyed a long career in the City School District at Paul Revere Trade School, Madison, Edison and Marshall high schools coaching soccer, wrestling, track and field and football. All-star soccer player at Madison, he became an All-East soccer player at Ithaca, where he also competed in track and field. A member of the Ithaca College Sports Hall of Fame, he also compiled a 60-6 record as an amateur boxer.
Ithaca College Sports Hall of Fame




Bill Van Gundy
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2007 
The California native spent nearly 40 years coaching basketball at the high school and college levels, nicluding stints at SUNY Brockport and Genesee Community College. He continues to stage clinics and passed on his love of the game to his sons, Jeff and Stan Van Gundy, each of whom went on to become a head coach in the NBA.
Bio, Genesee Community College Athletic Hall of Fame
Basketball Coaches of New York Hall of Fame
USA Today, Coaching Van Gundy brothers honor their proud father



Felicia Zimmermann
Amateur Sports, Inducted 2007
.A graduate of Rochesterís School of the Arts and Stanford University, Felicia helped revive interest in the sport of fencing during the 1990s. In 1993, she became the first U.S. woman to capture gold at the Junior World Cup. She made both the 1996 and 2000 Olympic teams- the 2000 squad took bronze- the best-ever for US fencers. She and sister Iris purchased the Rochester Fencing Club, where they both serve as instructors.
Website, Rochester Fencing Club
Bio, US Fencing Hall of Fame
US Fencing Hall of Fame Roll of Honor
Felicia Zimmermann Olympics statistics
Youtube interview, July, 2012 at the Summer National Championships in Anaheim, California
Democrat and Chronicle, RocJocks: Fencing sisters Felicia & Iris Zimmermann





Iris Zimmermann
Amateur Sports, Inducted 2007
(left) Zimmermann after becoming the first US fencer to capture gold at a world championship.
(middle) At her Rochester and Museum Science Center wedding to Kevin Nowack, June 19, 2010
In 1995, Iris became the first United States fencer- and the youngest fencer ever, to win a world championship medal, taking the Cadet Womenís Foil title. She qualified for the 2000 Olympic team and with sister Felicia, helped the U.S. to a fourth place finish. She followed her sister in graduating from the School of the Arts and Stanford University. Iris became a co-owner of the Rochester Fencing Club, where she tutors aspiring athletes. Inducted into the US Fencing Hall of Fame in 2013.
Website, Rochester Fencing Club
US Fencing Hall of Fame Roll of Honor
Democrat and Chronicle, Iris Zimmermann chosen for U.S. Fencing Hall of Fame
Youtube, USA Fencing Hall of Fame induction
Iris Zimmermann Olympics statistics, Iris Zimmermann, Breaking the Glass Ceiling
Democrat and Chronicle, RocJocks: Fencing sisters Felicia & Iris Zimmermann

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