It might have felt like the Sheraton Westport Chalet was something like a field of dreams Thursday night in Maryland Heights.
For one night, people of all ages came together to honor the past, present and baseball future during ceremonies for the 39th annual St. Louis Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame inductions, which also included the presentation of the first Jack Buck Media Award, the Bob Broeg Award and the Bob Burnes Award.
Among the winners was Harold Weis. As a 17-year old he hit homers in his first four games in the Eastern Missouri Baseball Association. His 1967 St. Peters team won the EMBA Little World Series while he earned MVP honors. As a coach, his St. Charles American Legion Post won state titles in 1983 and 1984. Today he works at the Hall of Fame Museum at T.R. Hughes Ballpark.
Also honored were local finalists for the Hall's Future Stars Award.
Check out our photo gallery to find out more about the winners, including some familiar faces for people from St. Charles County to Parkway Schools as well as the St. Louis Cardinals.