Friday, August 30, 2013

"Bernie" presented with autographed t-shirt

Bernie Wiederwohl '75 is a huge sports fan. Whether it's watching the Benedictine Bengals in action or watching/listening to Cleveland's professional teams, Bernie knows his sports.  

A few years back Bernie followed one Cleveland Indian farmhand from his days with the Lake County Captains all the way to the big league roster.  The player he followed was Chris Gimenez.   Little did Bernie know but Coach Sliwinski & Coach Tomc are friends with Gimenez.  Through the years Gimenez has signed baseballs & pictures for Bernie.  Recently he was kind enough to sign a Bengal Baseball t-shirt for Bernie.  Coach Sliwinski presented the shirt prior to the Bengals season opening football victory over the Normandy Invaders.

Special thanks to Bernie for passing along newspaper articles to all Bengal coaches, for taking tickets at Bengal home games, and supporting all of Bengal athletics.

Fun Fact:  Chris Gimenez is currently with the Tampa Bay Rays.  He has also played for the Seattle Mariners during his career.  Each winter he sends the coaching staff signed baseball cards, pictures and baseballs to distribute to players at the annual spring youth baseball camp.

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