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Team History

The names are too many to mention, but they start with people like Larry Tozzi, Don Romanelli, and Ray Majka, and will begin this new millennium with names like Roberts, Devins, Krol and Darling to mention a few. In between those 50 years are young men that have played the game for the simple joy of competing and those with dreams to play at the highest level. Adrean Post, along with Smith Post, Whitestown Post, Boonville Post, and Clinton Post, have given the Mohawk Valley the beginning of one of the finest amateur youth programs in our area. American Legion baseball has always been a step above high school baseball and always will be. The level of competition and the goal at the end of the season, to be crowned World Champs, is what separates Legion baseball from all the other baseball programs in the Mohawk Valley, except Little league. Adrean has always been a program loaded with tradition. From the 1966 New York State Champions comprised of players like Vic Diodato, Bill Lenuzza, Sal Rizzo, Brian Williams and Fred Karam to the 1972 team loaded with soon to be major leaguer Jim Wessinger, Terry Daniels, Joe Raffule, Mark Welch, Steve Bankit and Steve Fondario, to the 1982 Northeast Regional Runners Up with talented players like Elliott Rivera, Herm Rivera, Pat Leone, Frank Martello, Rob Wuest, Dave Ferrone, Ed Dubiel, Frank Courto and some guy named Lemke; Adrean has been a competitor at every level. Like our bitter but respected rivals to the Northwest Smith Post, the true test of any program is the ability to repeat as champions both on and off the field. To represent our area against larger cities and be victorious is Adreans' Hallmark. More importantly, gaining the respect from our competitors and being sought out to compete with those teams countrywide is a great honor for our players and for our Post. Adrean looks forward to every year with great hopes and hard work in order to continue this great tradition. Hey, lets play two!