Thomas Debraggio was recently named as the recipient of the 2011 Gene Carney Award, presented by SABR’s Clinton High School Chapter in Clinton, New York. The award is given annually to a graduating senior who has been a member of the Clinton High School SABR Chapter and has completed significant baseball research. The award is a tribute to the late Gene Carney, a Utica baseball author and founding chairman of the Black Sox Scandal Research Committee.
According to Principal Richard D. Hunt, Debraggio is a passionate Yankees fan. He has participated in numerous baseball research projects and given a presentation at the Utica–Cooperstown Cliff Kachline Chapter meeting in Cooperstown. Debraggio advocated for Thurman Munson’s induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
In April, Debraggio helped the Clinton High School Chapter raise more than $700 during its 10th annual spring fundraiser to support ALS research.
For more information on the Gene Carney Award or the Clinton High School Chapter, contact Hunt at 315-557-2225.
Originally published: June 16, 2011. Last Updated: June 16, 2011.