Resolution J2983-2011

Honoring Joe Hage on his induction into the Amsterdam Mohawks Hall of Fame



  • Jan 24, 2012: ADOPTED
  • Jan 17, 2012: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  Joe  Hage upon his induction into the
Amsterdam Mohawks Hall of Fame

WHEREAS, The State of New York takes great pride  in  acknowledging  the
outstanding achievements of its esteemed and talented athletes; and
  WHEREAS,  Joe Hage will be inducted into the Amsterdam Mohawks Hall of
Fame during a dinner to be held at St. Mary's Institute on  February  4,
2012; and
  WHEREAS, Joe was a stand-out baseball and football player at Amsterdam
High School from 1971 until 1974; and
  WHEREAS, During Joe's junior and senior year, the baseball team won 39
consecutive games and was Sectional Champions in 1973 and 1974; and
  WHEREAS,  Joe  batted  an  impressive  .404  as a sophomore, .448 as a
junior, and .410 as a senior; and
  WHEREAS, He also excelled in football, rushing for 1,284 yards in  his
senior year; and
  WHEREAS,  In  1973, Joe was honored with the Thom McAn Award, given to
the top scholastic player in the area, and was named  Prep  All-American
  WHEREAS, Joe was named RECORDER Player of the Year in 1974; and
  WHEREAS, Joe's number 40 is retired by the Rugged Rams; and
  WHEREAS,  Joe  played  three seasons for the Southern Illinois Salukis
baseball team, and played professionally for three years; and
  WHEREAS, He and his loving wife, Sybelis, are  the  proud  parents  of
Joey and Nicole, both also stand-out athletes; and
  WHEREAS,  Joe currently serves as Vice President and Regional Director
of BB&T Investment Services; and
  WHEREAS, Joe's athletic ability and outstanding sportsmanship  are  an
inspiration to current Mohawk players; and
  WHEREAS,  Joe's induction into the Amsterdam Mohawks Hall of Fame is a
fitting and lasting tribute to his extraordinary legacy; now, therefore,
be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor  Joe  Hage  upon  his  well-deserved  induction into the Amsterdam
Mohawks Hall of Fame; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Joe Hage.


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