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Hot Stovers Announce the 2018 Humanitarian Award

The South Jersey Field of Dreams as been selected to receive our Humanitarian Award for 2018. The South Jersey Field of Dreams is a place where physically and mentally disabled children and adults can play and participate in that Great American Pastime, baseball.  The city of Absecon has generously donated a new baseball field at their Dr. Jonathan Pitney Recreation Park for this Field of Dreams.  With the support of their generous sponsors, they have been working hard to turn this into a place where any child or adult, regardless of their physical abilities, can play ball.

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Hot Stovers All South Jersey Team to be Honored at Awards Banquet

All South Jersey Team
Pitcher Cole Vanderslice St Augustine
Pitcher Brian McMonagle Moorestown
Pitcher Dan Nunan Ocean City
Pitcher Andrew Vail Gloucester Catholic
Pitcher Jesse Barbera Eastern
Pitcher Dan Flake Shawnee
Catcher Matt Rivera Holy Spirit
Infield Evan Giordano Gloucester Catholic
Infield Josh Hood St. Augustine
Infield Zac Taylor Holy Cross
Infield Jake Topolski Lenape
Infield Jack Walters Cherokee
Outfield Nick Decker Seneca
Outfield Max Dineen Pennsville
Outfield Jack Herman Eastern
Outfield Lillo Paxia Gloucester Catholic
DH Ryan Teschko Gateway
DH Jack Billings St. Augustine
UTL Sky Duff Bishop Eustace
UTL Will Gambino Paul VI
Robert G. Bobo Scholarship Josh Hood St. Augustine
Edward J. Haas Scholarship Ryan Colbert Bishop Eustace
Diamond Classic Champs Eastern HS

MVP North-South Game Luis Vargas Millville HS

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2018 Hot Stovers Scholarship Banquet & HOF Induction Ceremony

Please Join us in honoring the best in South Jersey Baseball on November 24, 2018

at Masso’s Catering in Glassboro NJ 2PM. For Tickets contact President

Tom Haas at or 609.330.5503

This Year’s Hall of Fame Inductees Brian Meyer, Nick Delgozzo, Dan Meyer, Rich Horan, Rich Bender, Greg Burke, John Kupsey and  posthumously Jack Meyer.

Hot Stovers will also honor the All SJ Team, Five scholarships, SJ Coach of the Year, Humanitarian Award to South Jersey Field of Dreams, and Diamond Classic Champions Eastern High School

Head Table





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Highlights of the 21st Robert G. Bobo Memorial Golf Outing

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We need your HELP

Dear friend of SJ Baseball

The Hot Stovers Baseball Club is a “not for profit organization” whose mission is to promote and encourage sportsmanship and participation in South Jersey, to keep the area’s baseball heritage alive through the South Jersey Baseball Hall of Fame and to provide college scholarships to well-deserving high school scholar athletes.  Our most important fund raising event of the year is our annual Robert G. Bobo Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing. This Golf Outing has provided thousands of scholarship dollars to South Jersey scholar athletes over the years. Our mission includes honoring outstanding South Jersey Baseball players, umpires, coaches, writers and baseball contributors by induction to the South Jersey Baseball Hall of Fame.

This year’s golf outing will be held at the pristine Medford Lakes Country Club in Medford Lakes N.J. on August 20, 2018 starting at 12:00 noon and concluding with a buffet dinner at the Golf Course. The Golf Outing will be a “scramble format” with awards, prizes and buffet dinner. The cost per person is $100 which includes green fees, cart, prizes, and dinner. Hole Sponsorships are also available for $100 and $50 with a paid foursome.  See enclosed registration form.2018 golf reg.pptx

Just recently we had to dismantle the Hall of Fame Gallery and move everything to Camden County College with considerable expense where it will eventually be housed.

To continue our support of South Jersey Baseball and high school scholar athletes we need your support. You can also help by attending the golf outing or joining the Hot Stovers. You can also donate to our Scholarship fund in any amount. Please help us in our endeavor to provide scholarship monies for the finest baseball players in South Jersey. Make checks payable to

Hot Stover’s Scholarship fund.

Send to Tom Haas

20 Spring Hollow Drive, Sicklerville NJ 08081




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Hightlights from 58th Scholarship Awards Dinner

Jim Kelly son of James Kelly receiving his fathers HOF Pioneer Plaque from Tom Haas

Former Phillies 3B Don Money with President Tom Haas

Alexa Donapel

Allison Donapel

Head Table

HOF Inductees L to R Ed Hilt, Steve Mondile, Dennis Barth, Jack Shine, Phil Anastasia, Brad Strauss

Door Prizes

Umpire Award to Tom Bartley

Rich Horan Audubon Head Coach

Banquet Video


Inductee Steve Mondile

Inductee Dennis Barth

Inductee Brad Strauss

Hot Stover of the Year Sam Tropiano

Inductee Jack Shine

Inductee Phil Anastasia

Coach of the Year Mike Bylone

Inductee Ed Hilt

All Stars Billboard Awards

Humanitarian Award winner Joe Hartmann

Awards Table

Fred Heinkel & Tom Haas

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Joseph Hartmann 2017 Humanitarian Award

Joe Hartmann receiving his award from President Tom Haas

Legendary South Jersey baseball coach Joseph Hartmann has been named recipient of the 8th annual South Jersey Hot Stovers Baseball Club’s Humanitarian Award.

            It will be presented on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 2 p.m. during the South Jersey Hot Stovers 58th annual Baseball Awards Dinner at The Estate at Monroe, 351North Black Horse Pike, Williamstown 

             Hartmann – known throughout the region as Mister Baseball –   along with the South Jersey Baseball Coaches Association (SJBCA), have donated more than  $25,000 to the Walter Reed Society. Hartmann founded the SJBCA nearly 50 years ago and has served as its long-time treasurer.

            The Association sponsors the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic, which enters its 47th year in May. He also founded the Philadelphia Phillies-sponsored Carpenter Cup Classic named after former Philadelphia Phillies’ owners Bob and Ruly Carpenter. The tournament consists of high school baseball all-stars from the Philadelphia-region. It was first played in 1986.

Hartmann has been instrumental in the conception and administration of the New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Association (NJSCA) All-Star Baseball game that began in 1978.

The long-time head baseball coach at Eastern Regional High School, Hartmann played four years of baseball at Haddonfield and started the baseball and football programs at Cherry Hill High School East. He also played on the first baseball team at Rutgers-Camden. As an area scout for Tampa Bay, he may have been the first to notice a Millville seventh grader. Back then, he alerted the Rays to “keep an eye on 13-year-old Mike Trout.” The rest – as they say – is history.

Hartman has served as president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer for the NJSCA and has been inducted into Haddonfield High School, Eastern High School, South Jersey Baseball, Camden County and NJSCA Halls of Fame.

Previous Hot Stover Humanitarian honorees are: Lou Marshall, For Tots Programs; Matt Szczur, Be the Match; Will George, Scouting for a Cure; Anna Haas, Deptford American Legion Post 424; Suarez Family, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Andrew Bailey, Strike 3 Foundation; and David Montgomery, Phillies Charities.

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