The Mineola Village Board honored resident Robert Ross Wednesday night at the outset of its regular meeting at the village hall. Ross was recently inducted into the Long Island Senior Softball Hall of Fame as a member of the Hempstead Eagles and is a member of the Mineola Athletic Association.
“He’s done great things for the association, he’s done great things for Mineola and it’s an honor and privilege on behalf of the board of trustees and the Village of Mineola to present you with a certificate of appreciation,” Mineola Mayor Scott Strauss said. “Maybe we’ll see him in the World Series some day.”
Ross still plays first base and when asked who his favorite player at the position was he said Ed Kranepool of the New York Mets.
“Gil Hodges taught him how to play first base,” Ross said.