John King “Kingy” – Baseball Victoria Life Membership
Prior to the first pitch at tonight’s All Star Game Baseball Victoria President Myles Foreman presented John “Kingy” King with his Baseball Victoria Life Membership medallion on behalf of the Victorian Baseball community and invited him to throw the first pitch.
When presenting the Life Membership medallion Myles Foreman said “At the Annual General Meeting of Baseball Victoria earlier this year, the Members unanimously endorsed the recommendation of the Baseball Victoria Board that John King be awarded Life Membership of Baseball Victoria.
For over 40 years John “Kingy” King has been a player, coach, umpire and administrator across State and Club levels.
John started at Fitzroy in the early 70‘s in the Under 15’s. He became Vice President in 1979 and the age of 20 and for the past thirty years has been President.
Across Fitzroy, Greenhills Montmorency and Greensborough baseball clubs John has coached juniors nonstop for approximately 37 years.
John has served as a Board Member and Vice President of the Melbourne Winter Baseball League; he has been a Board Member of Diamond valley Junior Baseball League, served on numerous Baseball Victoria committees, coached Victorian provincial and state teams and led Kangaroos tours overseas.
Fitzroy has recognised John as a “Club Legend” he is a Life Member of Greensborough and is a recipient of and Australian Sport Medal for services to baseball.
John has over many years given of his time freely to many aspects of the game at State and Club level across all aspects of the game. He has always put the best interests of the game first and has inspired many generations of players and administrators.
Life Membership is our sports highest honour in Victoria and is an opportunity for the Victorian Baseball Community to recognise John’s contribution to baseball and say thank you.
John on behalf of the Victorian Baseball Community past and present it is my honour to formally award you with your Victorian Baseball Life Membership medallion”.