Florida State League Hall of Fame Inaugural Induction Ceremony

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Guest  at the Florida State League Hall of Fame Presentation
(Scott Jontes/MiLB.com)

Last night I attended the Florida State League Hall of Fame inaugural induction ceremony dinner at the Plaza Resort and Spa in Daytona Beach, FL. As one of the photographers for the FSL I was asked by league President Chuck Murphy if I could document the evening. I was more than happy and honored to do it for Mr. Murphy. I also wanted to do it for the other league photographer Jerry Hale who has been shooting for the FSL for the past five seasons. So I asked him if he would like to take the evening off and enjoy the festivities.

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Hall of Fame player Gary Carter and Former Major League Umpire Harry Wendelstedt Jr. at the Florida State League Hall of Fame Dinner (Scott Jontes/MiLB.com)

At the dinner were four former and current MLB umpires and Hall of Fame Catcher Gary Carter. What a pleasure it was meeting Gary Carter, he is truly a class act and it is clear that he has a love for the game that he played for 18 seasons.

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Gary Carter and Presenter Jack Brenner at the Florida State League Hall of Fame Dinner (Scott Jontes/MiLB.com)

Chuck Murphy-Mike Moore.jpgFlorida State League President Chuck Murphy and Mike Moore during the Florida State League Hall of Fame Dinner (Scott Jontes/MiLB.com)

Ed Hickox-Harry Wendelstedt, Jr.jpgMLB Umpire Ed Hickox and Former MLB Umpire Harry Wendelstedt, Jr. with his award (Scott Jontes/MiLB.com)

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MLB Umpire Phil Cuzzi and Florida State League President Chuck murphy
(Scott Jontes/MiLB.com)

Gary Carter.jpgGary Carter gives his acceptance speech during the Florida State League Hall of Fame dinner (Scott Jontes/MiLB.com)

There is no doubt that I will not forget about this experience the stories alone that I had the chance to hear last were priceless.

Scott

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