May 24, 2022

NATS/CHIEFS: Syracuse Chiefs Hot Stove Dinner

Updated: Bob Boone has been added. Brad Peacock was traded to Oakland so will no longer be part of dinner.

CARLOS DELGADO TO HEADLINE CHIEFS HOT STOVE DINNER
Newest Wall of Fame inductee will be joined by Beasley, Bynum, Peacock

Carlos Delgado will be inducted into the Syracuse Baseball Wall of Fame on February 3. (Photo: Chiefs Website)

Syracuse, NY—The Syracuse Chiefs, Triple-A Affiliate of the Washington Nationals, are pleased to announce that former Major League All-Star Carlos Delgado will headline the guest list at the team’s annual Hot Stove Dinner & Silent Auction. New Chiefs manager Tony Beasley and Chiefs players Brad Peacock and Seth Bynum will join Delgado at the head table.

Delgado, who appeared in 181 games for the Chiefs during his Minor League career, will be inducted into the Syracuse Baseball Wall of Fame in a special ceremony held at the Hot Stove. The slugging first baseman spent smacked 43 career home runs in a Chiefs uniform, primarily during the 1994 and 1995 seasons. Delgado was a key component of the 1994 Chiefs team that reached the Governors’ Cup finals.

A native of Puerto Rico, Delgado enjoyed a 17-year Major League career with the Toronto Blue Jays, Florida Marlins, and New York Mets, compiling a career batting average of .280 with 473 home runs. He was a two-time All-Star (2000 & 2003) and also won a Silver Slugger award in 2003 when he led the big leagues with 145 RBI.

“We are thrilled that Carlos Delgado will be able to attend this year’s Hot Stove to take his rightful place in the Syracuse Baseball Wall of Fame,” said Wall of Fame Selection Committee Chairman Ron Gersbacher. “He was the driving force behind one of the most potent offenses in franchise history and this honor is well deserved.”

Beasley guided the Double-A Harrisburg Senators to an 80-62 record last season, good enough to win the Eastern League’s Western Division. He was named to the managerial post in Syracuse earlier this month. Beasley is a three-time winner of Baseball America’s Manager of the Year award.

Pitching prospect Brad Peacock played at three levels of the Washington organization last year. The right-hander began the 2011 season in Harrisburg, where he was 10-2 with a 2.01 ERA in 16 games through July 4. Peacock was promoted to Syracuse after the All-Star Break and after allowing seven earned runs in his first start for the Chiefs he allowed only 10 more over his next eight outings. Peacock closed out the year by allowing only one earned run in 12 big league innings for the Nationals (0.75 ERA) over three appearances (two starts).

Peacock was selected as the Eastern League’s Pitcher of the Year and the Washington Nationals’ Minor League Pitcher of the Year. He is currently rated the second-best prospect in the Nationals chain by MiLB.com and he is third on Baseball America’s list.

Fan favorite Seth Bynum will return to the Washington organization in 2012 after signing a Minor League contract with the Nationals this off-season. Bynum has spent the majority of the last three campaigns in a Chiefs uniform and was named to the International League’s mid-season All-Star team in 2009. The infielder has hit 43 home runs in 306 career Triple-A games.

ADDED:  Nationals Assistant General Manager and Vice President of Player Development Bob Boone has been added to the guest list for the Chiefs Hot Stove Dinner and Silent Auction.

Boone will be accompanied at the event by Nationals Assistant General Manager Bryan Minniti, Director of Player Development Doug Harris, and Director of Minor League Operations Mark Scialabba.  The Nationals contingent will join recently announced guests Carlos Delgado, Tony Beasley and Seth Bynum at the head table.

Four-time Major League All-Star catcher Bob Boone has been a member of Washington’s front office since December 2004.  Boone enjoyed a 19-year playing career as a catcher for Philadelphia, Anaheim, and Kansas City and was a member of the Phillies team that captured the 1980 World Series.  The native Californian won seven Rawlings Gold Gloves in his career and held the Major League record for games caught in a career (2225) at the time of his retirement in 1990.  Boone has worked in the front offices of the Philadelphia and Cincinnati organizations in addition to his tenure with the Nationals and he has also managed the Royals (1994-1997) and Reds (2001-2003).

“It is a tradition for our manager to attend the Hot Stove Dinner and we are glad that our fans will have a chance to meet Tony Beasley at this year’s event,” said Chiefs General Manager John Simone. “In addition, having players of the caliber of Seth Bynum and Brad Peacock will make the night that much better.”

The Hot Stove will take place on Friday, February 3 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Liverpool. A silent auction and cocktail hour will get underway at 5:30pm with the dinner program set to start at 7:00pm. The event will benefit the Syracuse Chiefs Charitable Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) corporation which implements programs to improve the health and educational opportunities of families and youth in the Central New York community and provides financial assistance to other 501(c)(3) organizations with similar purposes.

Tickets for the Hot Stove are $55 for adults and $25 for children 12 and younger or $500 for a table of ten. Fans may purchase tickets in person at the Chiefs ticket office at Alliance Bank Stadium or by calling 315-474-7833 during normal business hours, Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm.

About Cheryl Nichols

Cheryl Nichols is a Columnist and Photographer for District Sports Page. She is credentialed to cover the Washington Capitals and has reported on the community service and fan events since 2006. Cheryl has been published in The Washington Post and many other local media. She was a credentialed photographer for the 2010 season covering the Washington Nationals. You can follow her on Twitter @cnichols14.

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