NO. R-157.  House concurrent resolution honoring the newly‑established Vermont Mountaineers baseball team.

(H.C.R.98)

Offered by:  Representatives Kitzmiller of Montpelier and Brooks of Montpelier.

Offered by:  Senator Cummings of Washington County, Senator Doyle of Washington County and Senator Scott of Washington County.

Whereas, the Vermont Mountaineers will come to the plate in the 2003 baseball season as the newest member of the New England College Baseball League, and

Whereas, Montpelier, our state capital, will serve as the host community for this newly‑established amateur baseball team, and

Whereas, the rich tradition of the Northern League’s Vermont teams which flourished from 1936 to 1950 will be revived when the Vermont Mountaineers play its opening game on June 7, and

Whereas, college baseball players from around the country will become summer residents of our Vermont community, and

Whereas, the team will play a 42‑game schedule from June through August throughout the New England states, and

Whereas, on Monday, July 21, 2003, the Vermont Mountaineers will honor former 1946-1947 Twin-City Trojan player, and Baseball Hall of Fame member, Robin Roberts, and

Whereas, the Vermont Mountaineers will return high caliber summer baseball to central Vermont and contribute positively to the area’s economic and social development, and

Whereas, attendance at Vermont Mountaineers’ home games will be an exciting and affordable family outing, and

Whereas, the Vermont Mountaineers is a locally developed and managed enterprise, promoting community development, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives

That the General Assembly honors the Vermont Mountaineers as the newest member of the New England College Baseball League and celebrates the team’s formation in the spirit of the famous Northern League of the 1930s and 1940s, and be it further

Resolved:  That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to the Vermont Mountaineers baseball team in Montpelier.