GPSA Locations

GPSA Office
P.O. Box 413
Pueblo, CO 81002

GPSA Room
Massari Arena
Colo State Univ.- Pueblo
Pueblo, CO 81007

Hall of Fame Wall
Thatcher Building (Main Floor)
5th and Main
Pueblo, CO 81003

Top Panel
Saturday, 25 November 2017

GPSA Meetings

Below is a list of remaining meetings dates for the GPSA during the 2018 calendar year. All meeting held on the third Monday from Jan. to May and Aug. through Nov. in the GPSA at Massari Arena. Dates are subject to change if necessary.

Jan. 15 Feb. 19 Mar. 19 Apr. 16
May 21 Aug. 20 Sept. 17 Oct. 15

 

Application Deadline

The deadline for nominations each year is Aug. 1.  The 2018 Banquet is tentatively set for Wednesday, Nov. 14. Go to the Application Tab above to download and fill out an application today.

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Anthony “Tony” “Nuch” Andenucio

Tony 'Nuch' AndenucioTony 'Nuch' AndenucioHigh School: Attended Pleasant View.

Athletic Achievements: Baseball: Earned a professional contract in 1942 and played 2nd Base for the St. Louis Cardinals...A Baseball Tournament held annually every June at Runyon Field in his honor....Softball: Competed in fast-pitch and played 2nd Base for VFW Post 61 in 1948...Anthony at 5'7" and 180 lbs, was named All American VFW in 1949 and 1951...Andenucio batted third on a team that lost 1-0 in the ninth inning of the National Tournament Finals in 1949...

Teammates Quotes: Bobby Pechek, center fielder: "I never saw a man his size hit a ball so far, he helped put Pueblo on the map."... A great player and a great Man! Bob Pobst, shortstop: "Tony was one heck of a ball player, but excelled in everything he did. Tony was the best thing that ever happened to me as far as sports goes. He was a special person, the kind of a person who comes along just once in a while." Jim Ranson, 1st base: "I was one of the younger guys on the team and Tony was the guy I looked up to. He was a good family man and a lot of fun." George Luiz, reserve catcher: "If it hadn't been for the War, Tony would've made it with the Cardinals. Tony was the best hitter I ever saw. He hit it farther and more often than anybody." Sam "Rabbit" Ferraro, Catcher and cleanup hitter: "Pitchers'd see he wasn't very tall and or real big and they'd challenge him. Well, they didn't challenge him too long." Rev. Fred Johnson, played semi-pro with Tony: "He was rolly polly looking, but Tony was as fast as greased lightning and at the same time he was the longest hitter I ever played with." Dave Socier, sports writer for the Pueblo Chieftain: "My prayer is that some day you grow to emulate Tony Andenucio as a ballplayer and as a man."

Military: The U.S. Army drafted him in 1942, and was discharged 1945...A member of the 65th Armored Field Artillery during World War II...Served in Tunisia, Normandy France, and Belgium.

Occupation: Tony's Cigar Store - 322 North Union, “the Meeting Place for Real Men”. A barber chair in the corner, shoe shine stand, spittoons, bench chairs and 12 pool tables. Then there was the back room where the poker tables were kept. Tony sold all kinds of tobacco products but never smoked. He chewed a White Owl Cigar.

Personal: Lived in Pueblo... Passed away on March 3, 1977... Was married to Carrie Cordo.

 

 

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