On this special night the DC Grays will be establishing it new “DC Grays Hall of Fame” of collective local baseball history. To open the annual event the Grays will pay special recognition to the following “DC Diamond Legends”
Charles Vinson – Phelps High School – Angels and Yankees
Marvin Jackson – Ballou High School – Bowie State, CTV Host
Greg Fleet – Gwynn Park – Howard University – Texas Rangers
Robert Woodland – Suitland High School – Howard University -9 Montreal Expos
Curtis “Butch” White Western High School- Howard University -(Deceased)
Vince Colbert – Eastern High School – Cleveland Indians
Ron Harris – Anacostia High School -George Washington University –Black Sox
Glen Harris – Anacostia High School- Howard University
Rock Newman – Gwynn Park- Howard University
Chuck Hinton – Washington Senators – Howard University Baseball Coach (Deceased)
Al Bumbry – Baltimore Orioles
Gerard Hall Jr – Gonzaga High School – Old Dominion University – Kansas City Royals – Schaumburg Boomers (2 Time Frontier League Champion)
Emmanuel “Manny” Allen Burriss – Wilson High School – Kent State University – San Francisco Giants drafted him in the first round of the 2006 MLB Draft – Washington Nationals (AAA Syracuse Chiefs)
In addition to the DC Diamond Legends…..
The D.C. Grays will honor International Boxing Federation world light welterweight champion and Washington D.C.’s own Lamont Peterson before Wednesday night’s game against the Herndon Braves at the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy.
Peterson, a former National Gold Glove champion, is one of the most popular and exciting fighters in boxing, and is one of a long line of world champions to come from Washington boxing gyms. He electrified the hometown crowd in 2011 with a come-from-behind win over the highly-touted Amir Khan at the D.C. Convention Center.
The story of Peterson and his younger brother Anthony — a lightweight contender — has received world wide attention and is one of the most inspirational in all of sports. The Petersons were left without parents at an early age and homeless on the streets of Washington for several years. They were noticed Barry Hunter, the successful boxing coach who runs the Headbangers Boxing program. Hunter developed their boxing skills while mentoring them and both brothers become boxing stars.
Join us Wednesday night to honor the champion Peterson, who will throw out the ceremonial first pitch, with pre-game ceremonies at 6:30 and game time at 7 p.m. The Nationals Youth Baseball Academy is located at
3675 Ely Place SE, Washington, DC 20019