2017 MSBL Honor Roll Inductee: Randy Clemo, Portland, Oregon MSBL
By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications
Randy Clemo is the 56 year old league president of the Portland, Oregon MSBL where he began play in 1995. Though he doesn’t play in the league any more he has been a frequent visitor of the MSBL World Series in Arizona. “I have been down there seven times and love it,” said Clemo. “I have met such great people there and have developed many friendships from it.”
Randy is a 2012 member of the MSBL Hall of Fame and now MSBL Founder and President Steve Sigler has inducted Randy into the 2017 class of the MSBL Honor Roll family. “I am grateful to be involved with MSBL. Steve and Brian Sigler have created a wonderful family atmosphere. I would also like to add what a joy it is working with Scott Thorne for the last five years. He has helped shape the Portland MSBL into a classy league!”
Randy is a truck driver in Portland, where he resides with his wife Cathy and his daughters Christina and Jenny. Two grandkids are also a part of the Clemo family, Addison and Ryder.
Randy mentioned that the best parts of his Portland league are the lasting friendships and longevity of all of the coaches and players. “We just inducted George Siegfreid into our Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement award. He is our first recipient.”
Randy’s playing days include some very impressive achievements. “I played in the 1981 JUCO World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado and we took sixth place,” said Clemo. “In 1984 I was first team all PAC 10 North as an outfielder for Portland State University. Our team also took first place. I’m very proud of that.”
Has there been a special moment in your baseball career? “My Little League and high school teammate was Darryl Motley and I saw him hit a grand slam off major leaguer Jon Tudor in the 1985 World Series. That was pretty special.”