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The Chicago Cubs have confirmed Mark Prior Chicago Cubs Major league player of the year, Jim Hendry Major League Baseball Executive of the year and Guest speaker Dusty Baker.

This is great news, hope you can spread the word to everyne you know so that we can increase the attendance at the dinner. Remeber that all baseball fans are invited.

More to come.
Peter M. Caliendo
P.O. Box 68013
Schaumburg, IL. 60168
Phone 847-781-8039
Fax 847-781-0839
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Just confirmed Andy Pafko and Wayne Messmer for the Annual Awards Dinner.
December 10, 2003

Baseball Heroes Join Sox & Cubs Front Office Brass At Awards Dinner
Rooney To Emcee Chicago’s Longest Running Winter Baseball Banquet

CHICAGO, IL- Three key members of the Chicago Cubs organization are among the marquee names scheduled to appear at the Fifty-Eighth Annual Pitch & Hit Club Awards Dinner set for Sunday, January 18, 2004 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.

Ace pitcher Mark Prior, manager Dusty Baker and general manager Jim Hendry will all be recognized for their roles in leading the Cubs franchise to a 2003 division title and its first post-season series victory in 95 years. Prior, the third-place finisher in the NL Cy Young Award voting in his first full major league season, will be recognized as the Chicago Cubs Major League Player of the Year. Hendry will receive the club’s Major League Baseball Executive of the Year honor and Baker will be among the guest speakers on the Stephens Center dais.

We are extremely honored to have the quality of award recipients receiving the Pitch and Hit Awards. We hope that all of Chicago comes out to honor their great achievements” Peter Caliendo, President Pitch and Hit Club.

A special autograph session will take place from 4:00 PM-5:30 PM followed by the dinner at 5:30 and after-dinner awards program at 7:00 PM. Specific details on the autograph session will be announced at a later time.

The Cubs trio is just part of the lineup card as the Pitch & Hit Club has its best-planned lineup in recent years. White Sox broadcaster John Rooney will serve as Master of Ceremonies and Ron Santo (Health Permitting), White Sox senior adviser Roland Hemond & Cleveland outfielder Jody Gerut are all scheduled to appear.

Tickets are just $45 individually or $450 for a table of ten. Ticket orders are processed on a first-come, first-served basis and can be purchased via the following methods:

By Phone: Call Ticket Coordinator Chip Sobek at (708) 331-2940 or the Pitch & Hit Offices at (847) 781-8039.

By E-mail: E-mail your ticket requests to

By Check: Mail your check order to: Pitch & Hit Club
P.O. Box 5043
Oak Brook, IL 60522
By Fax: Contact the Pitch & Hit Offices at (847) 781-0839

Yours For Better Baseball
Peter M. Caliendo
Caliendo Sports International

Phone: 847-781-8039
Fax: 847-781-0839
Web Site:
Address: P.O. Box 68013
Schaumburg, IL. 60168-0013

Last chance to get your tickets or take out an ad for the Pitch and Hit Dinner. We are getting a lot of people calling from the media we are receiving in print media, radio and TV.

Do not wait till the last second to come to this great event. Call Chip Sobek for your tickets at work, 708-331-2940 or home 219-865-9442. If you order tickets now they will be waiting for you at the ticket table before the dinner. You must send in a check before attending the dinner.

If you are taking out an ad, please e-mail that to this e-mail address,

We have added Dan Kolb as the Milwaukee Brewer Major League Player of the Year.

Looking forward in seeing everyone at the awards dinner.
Yours For Better Baseball
Peter M. Caliendo
Congrats to Jarthur for spreading the news about the annual dinner this Sunday. From what I have heard, over 1000 people will be at the dinner. Its going to be a pleasant change from the Drury Lane days on the southside.

Coach Hall from Lockport is the High School Coach of the year! Hope to see the team from Lockport there.

As of yesterday's meeting, Bo Jackson is confirmed to be at the dinner.

Tickets are still available, so call Chip Sobek.
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Congrats to Pete Caliendo and the Pitch & Hit Club of Chicago on a tremendous dinner last night.

Dusty, Prior, Bo, Hendry, and Pafko all present for the dinner.

Close to 1,000 people for the dinner, also. Many people already looking forward to the dinner next year and inquiring about being a member of the club.

See everyone again next year,


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