2018 BML Hall of Fame Inductees

The 35th annual Blue Mountain League Hall of Fame induction ceremony and reunion was held on September 26, 2018 at DeLorenzo’s Restaurant. Congratulations to Rocky Gencarelli, Chris Grynaviski, and Jack Kinney on their inductions into the Hall of Fame.

To view the event program from the 2018 banquet, click here. Please visit the HOF Members page for a full listing of all Blue Mountain League Hall of Fame inductees.

  Rocky Gencarelli

Rocky played for the Hellertown Royals for the entirety of his 15 year Blue Mountain League career. In those years he compiled 40 wins. A perennial all-star, Rocky was always in the top echelon in the league of BML pitchers. Rocky won a Pitcher of the Year award as well as the Turoscy Formula award, honors that recognized him as the year’s best pitcher in the league. Rocky could always be counted on to start once or twice a week and go the distance which made him the consummate “bulldog on the mound.”

  Chris Grynaviski

Chris Grynaviski was the shortstop for the Hellertown Royals dynasty who won five BML titles including four straight titles from 2009 to 2012. Although slight of build, Chris packed a heavy pop at the plate, being at or near the top of the homerun leaders annually. He played a sound shortstop and could make the great play when needed. Another Hellertown perennial all-star, Chris has earned All League SS, MVP, and BML Batting Title honors.

  Jack Kinney

Jack’s active involvement and support of the Blue Mountain League spans over a 45 year timeframe. He played and co-managed for Martins Creek in the 1970’s. After his playing years, he continued to remain active supporting the Martins Creek BML baseball franchise with numerous operations, finance, and fundraising roles. Since he became a member of the Blue Mountain League Hall of Fame committee, in which he currently serves as secretary-treasurer, his dedication and efforts have proven to be invaluable. Jack characterizes BML players for their comradery, competitiveness, and overall passion for the game of baseball.