Submitted by Nick Chichilitti, Bux-Mont League President
Henry Fregeau started his scholastic baseball career under coach Ron Ravena at Ballston Spa High in Upstate, NY. He also starred in football as well. Soon after high school, Henry took up fast pitch competitive softball in Upstate NY and Westchester Downingtown leagues. Fregeau then packed up and moved to Pennsylvania, which is where his MSBL career took off. He started in the Del-Val MSBL from 2000-2007, where he won batting titles in the 2003 and 2004 seasons while playing for Kevin Free and the Radnor Raiders. His days in the Bux-Mont MSBL began in 2008 as the manager of the Radnor Raiders and are still going as strong as ever in 2020. Henry has always been a strong advocate and loyal member of the Bux-Mont MSBL from the very start. He brought the Radnor Raiders franchise in 2008 and won his first 30+ Championship in 2013, followed by another title in the 2015 season.
Fregeau handed the keys over to John Stefanik in 2016 and they moved up to the 45+ Division as All-Star Baseball Academy. However, Henry remained heavily involved with the team in various capacities. All-Star went on to win the 45+ Bux-Mont titles in 2016, 2017 and 2018. In 2019 Tracey Bennett became the new skipper as Len Montano sponsored the team known as Top Lumber. Top Lumber went on to win the franchises fourth straight title in 2019 with Fregeau in the fold as usual. The Radnor Raiders, All Star Baseball and Top Lumber are the same franchise with the same core group of players. During this entire period Sundays weren’t enough for Henry, as he played on Saturdays for Stefanik and All-Star Baseball Academy since 2015, in the John Benidictus 55+ MSBL. Henry and the boys have won back to back titles in 2017 and 2019.
Henry has been a part of the National Tournament scene for years as well. His teams have won the 55+ Fall Classic in 2016 as well as the 50+ World Series in 2019, both with ASBA with John Stefanik at the helm. It doesn’t stop there either. Henry has been an instrumental part of the Liberty Bell Classic Regional Tournament for over 12 years. He has been the Field Director and Tournament Coordinator during that stretch. I have often said that without all of Henry’s hard work and dedication to the success of the Liberty Bell Classic it would not have been done. Henry has also fielded a team in all 12 LBC Regional Tournaments, winning the title four times, along with one Labor Day Regional Tournament title in Baltimore to boot. Fregeau has remained a staple of the Bux-Mont MSBL and will continue for years to come!