Wayne Fuller Named to NYP League Hall of Fame
Written by Dan Fischer on August 7, 2018
The New York Penn League announced its 2018 Hall of Fame inductees today.
Topping the list of three inductees is Batavia’s Wayne Fuller. Wayne had been a staff announcer at WBTA for several years.
The league wrote in a news release today:
Fuller’s voice was a constant in Batavia, the birthplace of the New York-Penn League. For almost four decades Wayne served various roles for his hometown team including radio broadcaster, PA announcer and Official Scorer from his spot in the Batavia press box which was named the Wayne H. Fuller Press Box in 2009.
He also served a variety of roles with Batavia High School sports leading to his selection to the Batavia High School Sports Hall of Fame and was a broadcaster for the Rochester Lancers soccer club of the NASL where he is a member of their Wall of Fame. A man for all seasons, he also, at various times, was a PA announcer for the Rochester Flash (soccer), Rochester Red Wings (baseball) and the Rochester
Fuller, who passed away in February of 2018, will forever be remembered as a shining example of the connection between a team and a community and will surely
be remembered by the countless players, coaches and broadcasters who have passed through Batavia on their way to the big leagues.