After being inducted into the Hudson County Sports Hall of Fame in 2022, 1981 Memorial High School graduate, All-County and 2nd team All-State baseball player Pete Mancini, an MLB, three time draftee, was honored Monday, joining the Miller Stadium Hall o Honor.

Monday’s ceremony preceeded the Tigers game against Paramus.  Several teammates of Mancini’s Memorial career were on hand to honor the former high school and college star, who spent one year playing in the Baltimore Orioles’ organization across three, minr league levels, reaching High A ball.
After his playing career ended, Mancini became a teacher and a coach, spending some time at North Bergen High School as both an assistant and head baseball coach.
He became a firefighter, and has spent 33 years battling blazes in Hudson
County, first for the West New York Fire Department, and 19 with North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue, the past six years as a Captain.
Mancini got to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the game.  He also received a framed #8 Memorial High School jersey, the number he wore on the field.  Mancini thanked his former coaches and teammates for the recognition, telling Hudson TV there are many, many deserving athletes throughout Hudson County who could just as easily have been honored for their accomplishments.


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