TWO AT HOT STOVE
Syracuse SkyChiefs honored Bob Scalione and John Duffy with a
pair of awards at the team’s 44th Annual Hot Stove Thursday night
at the Holiday Inn in Liverpool.
received the Tom Higgins Bull Pen Chief Award given annually by
the SkyChiefs to a community leader who has provided exemplary
support for professional baseball in Syracuse. Scalione is a partner
at Melvin and Melvin, PLCC. He is a long-time supporter of baseball
in Central New York and his firm currently donates money to the
Francis House for every home run or ground rule double hit by
a SkyChiefs player that clears the Melvin and Melvin sign in right-centerfield.
received the Jake Meyers Great Guy Award given annually by the
SkyChiefs to an individual who devotes a good deal of their time
to further enhance Syracuse SkyChiefs baseball in Central New
York. Duffy has been associated with the Community Owned Baseball
team since 1973, managing the food service at both MacArthur Stadium
and P&C Stadium. He has also served in many management roles
with ARA Services, now known as ARAMARK, including six Olympic
Games, the University of South Carolina Football Stadium, the
University of Virginia football and basketball stadiums and on
Rod Stewart’s 13 country European Tour in 1986. Although he retired
as General Manager of Centerplate’s P&C Stadium operation
before last season, he still works a full schedule at the ballpark
in other capacities.