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THE BROOKVILLE GRAYS

Gray Matter

Organized Brookville baseball began play in the early 1900's and the Brookville Grays officially began in 1947. Since then, the Grays have been a constant as a baseball club in Brookville. According to legend, the name came about when the Brookville baseball club was preparing to play the Homestead Grays' traveling team. At the time the Brookville club had no name, so they decided to also be called the "Grays".
 
Although the Grays struggled throughout the 1980's, the 1990's were a great success, as well as into the 2000's. They have won regular season titles 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2004, 2006 & 2009. They won play-off titles in 1992, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2008, & 2009. From 1990 through 2009, the Grays have a winning percentage over .750 and have not had a losing season in 22 years.
 
As of 2004, the number of former or current Brookville Grays to have played:
Division III college baseball - 9
Division II - 40
Division I - 8
Drafted by a professional team - 3
Jermie Fitzgerald - Anaheim Angels (38th Round)
Matt Righter - Detroit Tigers (21st Round)
Devin Mesoraco - Cincinnati Reds (1st Round - 15th Overall)
 
The Grays currently have 1 former member playing professionally. Devin Mesoraco is currently playing in his fourth year of minor league baseball for the Cincinnati Reds. 
 
The Grays play their home games at McKinley Field within Memorial Park in Brookville. In 1992 the Grays started an effort with the local legion club and high school teams to renovate what was known then as the "Grays Field". Using funds provided for by fundraising, the three teams combined to taylor the field into a great ballpark. The floods of 1996 wiped out a five year revitolization effort, however, and the field was completely destroyed.
During the winter of 1996-97 the three clubs were approached by the local Little League Association. An agreement was signed by all four groups in 1997 so that the Little League Assoc. could also make use of the field. Lights were added to the field in 2001.
 

Here you will be able to find information on past and present GRAY RIDERS. If you would like your information added (or removed), please contact me and I'll take the appropriate action. 

Bob "Tic" McCollough
Brookville, PA
814-849-7048
 
Mark "Franky" Carrier
Clarion-Limestone, PA
 
Mark "Pugs" Powell
State College, PA
814-231-5222
 
Dave "Oz" Osborne
Brookville, PA
814-849-3664
 
Donny "Slinger" Rhoades
Brookville, PA
814-849-5031
 
Korry "Lindy" Lindemuth
Brookville, PA
814-591-2425