April 26, 2013
La Salle Club Hall of Fame to induct nine members Saturday

By Victor Contreras

The 59th annual La Salle Club Baseball Hall of Fame induction banquet will take place Saturday evening at the Christian Brothers High School field house.

The Class of 2013 includes nine members: Former high school pitchers Butch Metzger (Kennedy) and Fernando Arroyo (Burbank), who competed against each other in the old Metro League before embarking on major-league careers, former Grant High and Japan League star Leon Lee, former Bishop Armstrong star and Christian Brothers coach Joe Gill, Tom Dicktakes (Sacramento High), Mike Green (Bishop Armstrong), Gene Sackett (McClatchy), Gary Szakacs (Mira Loma) and former Sacramento Bee staff writer Nick Peters, who covered the San Francisco Giants for 47 years.

Tickets are $25. The event begins with a no-host social at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30. For tickets and more information, go to the Christian Brothers website or call chairman Joe McNamara at (916) 812-5699.

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