Nader and longtime partner Sid Levine ran the O-Tigers until 2008, when they sold the franchise to an investment group led by E. Miles Prentice III. The O-Tigers lasted one more season in Oneonta as Prentice’s group moved the team in 2010 to Dodd Stadium, where it continues to operate as the Connecticut Tigers.
The move effectively ended Oneonta baseball games featuring professional players, but it also paved the way for the introduction of the Oneonta Outlaws. The summer college baseball team has been playing at Damaschke Field — the former home of Oneonta’s NY-Penn teams — since 2010 and has won two of the last three New York Collegiate Baseball League championships. The Outlaws won their second NYCBL crown earlier this summer under owner Gary Laing, who purchased the franchise from Keith Rogers and Dan Scaring before the start of the 2013 season.
Nader’s NY-Penn Hall of Fame induction is the latest honor for the former Oneonta mayor who previously earned the titles of Mr. Oneonta and Mr. Baseball.
His name is also attached to the NY-Penn’s annual Staff Member of the Year Award. Additionally, the league’s championship trophy is named after his late wife, Alice.
The American League beat the National League, 4-3, in Tuesday’s NY-Penn All-Star Game.