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2013 MSBL Honor Roll Inductee: Ron Cahill, Lehigh Valley MSBL

Biographical Information:

Your name: Ron Cahill

City or town of residence: Nazareth, PA

League name: Lehigh Valley MSBL

Town where league is based: Lehigh Valley, PA

Where did you grow up: Phillipsburg, NJ

High school and college, if applicable: Phillipsburg High School, Northampton Community College

What do you do for a living: Executive Vice President of Essent Corporation, Co-Manager Dealer Edge, President, Lehigh Valley Baseball Group, LLC.

Family information: Married, wife Christine, daughters Jamie, Alexis, Keyena andson Christopher. Grandchildren-Nevaeh, Noel andPeyton

General Questions:

Describe your baseball resume: Played for PAL forCoachBob Yale-Won league championship my final year.Played for Phillipsburg High School for Coach Smith until Junior Year. Severe Legs burns stopped my playing days at that time. I played in 7consecutive All-Star Games as a youth player.

What is your greatest baseball moment, either watching or playing? My greatest baseball memory is hitting a home run at Lehigh University onFather’s Day with my Dad and son at the game against my arch rival and former team.Itwas a knuckle ball!

When did you start playing for MSBL and how didyou hear about it: I started playingforMSBL in 1999/2000. A longtime customer asked me if I played baseball. I decidedto dust off the gear andjoined theOrioles in Allentown, PA runbyCharlie Brooks.

Do you still play?I do not play much at all anymore. I do enjoy coaching and running the league. I have a great group ofplayers that keep me engaged. I want to help them win a championship.

What team and age bracket: My team plays in the Black & Blue Division 18 and over.

What is the best thing about your league? The best thing about the Lehigh Valley MSBL is the competition levels. You can play serious baseball facing some Division 1 and 2 college athletes or find a division that equals your abilities. We have 47 teams in 5 distinct divisions.What is the funniest thing you have ever witnessed on a ball field? Nothing pops out really.

Questions just for fun:

Who is your favorite player of all time andwhy: Derek Jeter, overall fantastic player

Who is the best player in the majors right now: Too many to mention

Who is the greatest pitcher of all time and why: Mariano Rivera, best closer ever.Are there any additional personal comments you wish to add about your playing or lifethus far: Baseball has been such a huge part of my life and I’mthankful for the great teammates and experiences I’ve had.

Are there any comments about MSBL you wish to share:I’d like to thank both Steve and Brian Sigler for their outstanding support.