The Hamilton Spectator Hamilton Cardinals Alumni Day is set for Sunday, July 29th in Bernie Arbour Memorial Stadium.
That day, the Cardinals and the Intercounty Baseball League will honour Dean DiCenzo and Scott Gardiner with 100 Seasons Strong Golden Bats during a pre-game ceremony for their contributions to the League.
Between 1980 and 1999, DiCenzo played 530 regular season games for Hamilton and its long-time rivals the Brantford Red Sox. From 1980 to 1995, as a member of the Cardinals, Dean was an IBL all-star three times in 1984, 1985 and 1993 at first and second base, and in the outfield. In addition, he led the League in triples in 1981, stolen bases in 1982, 1985 and 1993.
Gardiner played seven seasons for the Cardinals from 1982 to 1988, and during that time he batted .319 in 180 regular season games. He had 212 hits of which 49 were home runs. Like, Dean, he was an IBL all-star in 1984. Scott finished his Intercounty career with the Niagara Falls Mariners and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Today, Gardiner lives in the Southwestern Ontario community of Blyth and works for Bruce Power in Tiverton.
On Sunday, July 29th, Hamilton will play a re-scheduled game with the Burlington Herd at 2 p.m. in Bernie Arbour Stadium. All Hamilton Cardinals Alumni will be admitted to the game free of charge. Bernie Arbour Stadium is situated at the corner of Upper Kenilworth and Mohawk Road East.
The game between the Burlington Herd and the Cardinals originally scheduled for Sunday, July 22nd, and postponed by rain will be played Monday, July 30th at 7:30pm in Bernie Arbour Stadium.
Source: Larry Robertson