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League gets disabled players into the game

Lindsay Fournier, 21, of Guilderland, takes a swing at the ball in front of catcher Steve Brown while playing baseball at the Woestina Little League field in Rotterdam Junction Tuesday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Lindsay Fournier, 21, of Guilderland, takes a swing at the ball in front of catcher Steve Brown while playing baseball at the Woestina Little League field in Rotterdam Junction Tuesday.
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They call Chris Padula “The Flash.” The husky 18-year-old Guilderland man cruises around the baseball diamond with gusto and never misses a stride when chasing down grounders or a fly ball. He swings away at the plate and — depending on the field — can sometimes roof one over the outfield fence. But the statistics Padula and his other teammates put up on the field generally stay there. The runs he scores and the fly ...


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JIMOCONNOR
May 8, 2013
10:39 a.m.

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Excellent. As early as 1959, Rotterdam Little League's coaches; Ray Perfetto, Howie Releay, Vince Constanza, and Eddie Shields accommodated a kid with Cerebral Palsy on their teams. He was their first base coach....Not bad for 1959

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