Parents and siblings keep Niskayuna’s baseball program running. This week we asked some: What is your favorite baseball memory?
Photos by Rebecca Isenhart
Softball player and baseball sibling Julia Favata’s favorite memory is of her brother’s team taking third place in the World Series in Arkansas. “I liked the hotel and being in a different state,” she said. Her brother is too old for the Babe Ruth team now, but she still helps out because she enjoys it.
“My favorite memory was actually of my brother. Last year in the World Series, he pitched 61⁄2 innings, and it was a shutout against Texas,” said Aidan Graham, 11, left.
Connor Davison, 12, right, said his favorite Babe Ruth memory was of his older brother’s team, too. “The championship when we won 11-1 was just a good time,” he said. “That’s when we found out we were going to the World Series.”
“My favorite baseball memory is when my oldest son, Brian, went to the World Series in Arkansas,” said Debbie Toy, left. Later, her younger son also had the opportunity to go. “We said it was a once-in-a-lifetime thing, but for the Toys it was a twice-in-a-lifetime thing.”
“Both of my children hit their first home runs on Mother’s Day, when they were both 12,” said Tammy Insognia, right. Her sons, Nicholas and Andrew, are now 15 and 13 years old.