Ex-Commissioner Throws Out First Pitch

Ed Kirby, the first-ever Tri-State Baseball League commissioner from 1968, when the the Inter-State league disbanded and the Tri-State league was born, was on hand to throw out the ceremonial first-pitch following the 2008 Hall-Of-Fame induction ceremony and just before the start of Game #2 of the 2008 Championship Series.

Mr. Kirby stated “I can still throw a 55 mph fastball and a 33 mph cutter” as he took the mound at Fuessenich Park on Sunday night August 17th. Mr. Kirby is a writer and in the process of finishing up his latest novel and has an extensive background in baseball that includes duties as a pitching tutor to 3 pitchers who went on to play in the major leagues in the 1980’s.