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Perlozzo to be honored by County Commissioners

March 17th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

The Allegany County Commissioners, Jacob C. Shade, Creade V. Brodie, Jr., and William R. Valentine, will publicly recognize Samuel Benedict Perlozzo, a native of Cumberland who rose to be the manager of the Baltimore Orioles.  The Commissioners will proclaim the first week of the 2017 professional baseball season, Sunday, April 2 – Saturday, April 8 as Sam Perlozzo Week in Allegany County.


Several years ago, the Allegany County Commissioners began a new tradition in our community. Individuals with ties to Allegany County who have contributed to baseball, recognized as our national pastime, are honored now at the beginning of baseball season. The late Lefty Grove, a Lonaconing native and national Baseball Hall of Fame member, was honored in 2014. Bobby Robertson, a native son who played professional baseball for 11 years and was a member of the 1971 World Series Championship Pittsburgh Pirates Team, was honored in 2015. Leo Mazzone, who was raised in Westernport and is renowned as the Atlanta Braves’ Pitching Coach, was honored last year.


Sam Perlozzo has the distinction of having a professional baseball career as a major-league player, coach, and manager. A graduate of George Washington University, Perlozzo was inducted into not only the GW Athletic Hall of Fame but also the WG Sports Executive Hall of Fame. Perlozzo is also a record six-time recipient of the Dapper Dan Club’s prestigious George W. Stevenson-Nicholas A. Perlozzo Memorial Award.


This recognition will be during the public business meeting on Thursday,

April 6, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. at the Allegany County Government Office Building, 701 Kelly Road – Allegany Room 100, Cumberland. The general public is invited to attend the recognition. There is ample, free parking at the door. The building is accessible via a ramp, there are electric doors, and an elevator to access Allegany Room 100.




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