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Jun, 2021

Allen Jones Gettel Teammate Award

At the Spring Athletic Awards ceremony at Kempsville High School on Wednesday, June 9th, Cale Eidson received the Allen Jones Gettel Teammate Award.  The award recognizes the Varsity Baseball player who best demonstrates the qualities of being a good teammate.
 
The award is named in honor of Allen Jones Gettel, a lifelong resident of Kempsville who passed away in 2005.  Mr. Gettel was a member of the Kempsville High School Class of 1935 who spent nine years in the minor leagues before beginning his major league career with the 1945 and 1946 New York Yankees.

During a major league pitching career over seven seasons, his teammates included Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, Phil Rizzuto, Bob Feller, Lou Boudreau, Joe Gordon, Stan Musial, and Willie Mays.  After retiring from baseball in 1955, Mr. Gettel returned to Kempsville and remained active teaching baseball in the community.  He always emphasized the team over the individual  --  something he said was important from the PONY League to the Big Leagues.
 
This is the seventeenth year that Kempsville PONY Baseball has sponsored this award at Kempsville High.  Congratulations to Cale and to every player at every level who remembers the importance of being a good teammate.
 

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