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Vale Mark Respondek

Baseball Victoria
10 June 2021

Baseball Victoria is saddened to hear of the passing of Mark Respondek, a former ABL player and member of Newport Rams Baseball Club.

Mark, or "Spock" as everyone called him, was well-known throughout the Victorian baseball community, playing at Williamstown and Waverley as well as three original ABL clubs. He took the field for the Waverley Reds, Melbourne Monarchs, and Perth Heat in the ABL from 1990-1998 and also had a stint in the Montreal Expos organisation in the early 1990s.

Mark passed his love of baseball down to his son, supporting him as he played juniors at Newport. As a T-Ball and junior coach, Mark helped young players develop their skills and enjoy the game.

Baseball Victoria and Newport Rams Baseball Club extend their condolences to Mark’s family and many friends throughout the community.

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