On November 19, two Wareham Gatemen legends will receive the ultimate Cape Cod Baseball League honor when they are enshrined in the League’s Hall of Fame.
Bob St. Pierre, the Gatemen’s Assistant Treasurer from 1999-2006 and a current member of the Gatemen Board of Directors, the CCBL Merchandise Committee, and the Cape Cod Baseball League Board of Directors, will be honored with the Fred Ebbett Lifetime Achievement Award at the CCBL Hall of Fame Induction.
Warner Jones, meanwhile, joins five other Cape Cod Baseball League standouts who will be inducted this upcoming fall. Jones played two seasons with the Gatemen back in the summers of 2003 and 2004, leading the league in doubles (16) and extra base hits (17) in his latter season.
The two are to be officially inducted at the Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame ceremony to take place at the Chatham Bars Inn.
St. Pierre, who joined the Wareham Gatemen organization back in 1989, has done nothing but exemplify, “integrity, professionalism, a sense of fairness, and a high level of respect,” according to Gatemen Board of Directors member Sheri Gay.
To this day St. Pierre still works for the Gatemen, spending his time helping out in the merchandise booth during all Gatemen home games.
When thinking back over his years watching the Gatemen play at Spillane Field, St. Pierre said the 1988 team is still the best he has ever seen.
“My most lasting experience is definitely that ’88 team where they had Mo Vaughn and Chuck Knoblock on the team,” said St. Pierre. “They had a terrific team that year, and won the championship. This has been a lot of fun, and I have enjoyed every moment of it.”
A retired science teacher, St. Pierre still currently resides in Mattapoisett with his life, Liz. Now, having reached over 30 years as a fan of the Gatemen, St. Pierre realizes his experience as a member of the Cape Cod Baseball League has truly been one of a kind.
“What else can you say other than the fact that it is special,” said St. Pierre while smiling. “I enjoy it, I have fun with it, and that’s why even after all this time it never gets old.”
If one thing is for sure, it is that seeing St. Pierre on a day-in, day-out basis at Spillane Field will never get old.