MidVille’s Scala joins NY baseball royalty

Oct 06, 2021 172

BY: Michael Gannon

Young players and their parents may know Dom Scala for the instructional camps he has hosted for years to help hone skills and minds for baseball. Yankees fans from the 1970s and ’80s may remember his headshot in the team yearbook and the praise heaped on him by broadcaster Phil Rizzuto for his hard work as a bullpen catcher and coach.

“Phil Rizzuto made me famous,” Scala said in a recent interview. But among those who know the inside baseball of baseball, Scala has long been respected as a coach, scout and instructor. So much so that on Nov. 14, the 35-year Middle Village resident will be inducted into the New York State Baseball Hall of Fame, located in Ballston Spa, in a class that includes Mets heroes Mookie Wilson and Cleon Jones; Yankee and Met hurler David Cone; and 1960s standout Yankees second baseman Bobby Richardson.

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SOURCE: https://www.qchron.com

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