The annual Calcutta will be held this year on March 22nd from 4-8pm at Finnigans Pub in Burlington VT.

  • tickets are $75 with the winner getting $1000
  • You and a guest are welcome and free food will be provided.

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Jan. 8, 2014

Written by
Aki Soga
Free Press Editorial Page Editor

University of Vermont’s failure to make a timely announcement of 
Athletic Director Robert Corran’s contract extension and raise is a 
disservice to Corran, the UVM community and Vermonters.

University: Salary is in line with others in two leagues

[read full article on BurlingtonFreePress website]

Robert Corran, the University of Vermont’s athletic director since 2003, received a $35,000 increase — about 18 percent — in his annual salary when he signed a three-year contract extension earlier this year, a public-records request by the Burlington Free Press reveals.

In 2009, the University of Vermont was faced with a $1.1 million shortfall in its athletic department. One of the most controversial parts of their plan to erase that deficit was the elimination of the varsity baseball program; a program that had been around for over a century.

Read More and See Video from The:30 on Channel 3 news at:
http://www.wcax.com/story/20222549/hoping-to-swing-bats-again

On Saturday, April 30, 2011, at the corner of Riverside Avenue and Intervale Road in Burlington, the current location of Charlebois Truck Parts, the Friends of U.V.M. Baseball held a dedication ceremony for the following State of Vermont historical marker:

ATHLETIC PARK

Located on the streetcar line between Burlington and Winooski, Athletic Park was the home of the University of Vermont's baseball and football teams and track-and-field events from 1887 until Centennial Field opened in 1906. It was also where Burlington's baseball team in the first Northern League played from 1901 to 1906. Among the baseball players who graced its diamond were future major leaguers Bert Abbey, Arlie Pond, Ed Reulbach, Jean Dubuc, Ray Collins, Larry Gardner, and Eddie Collins, and Negro stars such as Frank Grant, George Stovey, and William Clarence Matthews.

The weather was glorious, a home plate and bases were laid out at their approximate locations, and more than 100 people enjoyed a cookout in "foul territory" to the accompaniment of period music. Local baseball historian and artist Dick Leyden presented photos, diagrams, and his artistic portrayals of what Athletic Park looked like, and Tom Simon, author of The Wonder Team in the White City, talked about the 1893 U.V.M. team and its experience at the first College World Series. The day's events were capped off by the unveiling of the marker, which was performed by several descendants of Bert Abbey, the "Father of U.V.M. Baseball."

Friends, for your information the Club team is donating blood on 9/28 at the Red Cross Center on Mansfield Avenue from 3 - 6 pm. Stop by if you would like to join us or if you would just like to meet and mingle with some of the players.

Unveiling of new Historic Marker - April 30th, 2011

 

Video From WCAX

There will be an unveiling of a Vermont historic site marker for Athletic Park, where the Wonder Team played its home games. The event will take place on Saturday, April 30, at the corner of Riverside Avenue and Intervale Road in Burlington, the current site of Charlebois Truck Parts. It will begin with a cookout at 1 p.m., followed by lectures by baseball historians Dick Leyden and Tom Simon, and the unveiling at approximately 3:30 p.m.

We hope you will join us for an event that promises to be a great celebration of the early days of UVM athletics.

 

Alumni vs Club team - May 1st, 2011

In addition to the Site Marker unveiling on the 30th of April, there will be another Alumni vs Club Team game happening at Dorset Park Field starting at 11am on Sunday May 1st.  All are welcome to attend (playing or not playing) as there will be a cookout to follow.  The alumni will have the field from 10-11 to take a quick BP and get a little infield/outfield practice.