November 21, 2005
With 30 years of baseball-related experience Fred Cambria was appointed Commissioner of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League on Sunday, November 6. Cambria becomes the 6th Commissioner in the League’s history. Cambria has the distinct honor of having been the 1st college player of ACBL to make it to Major League Baseball when in 1970 he joined the pennant winning Pittsburg Pirates as a pitcher. The ACBL honored Fred by electing him into their Hall of Fame in 1991. Fred Cambria replaces former Commissioner Bob Pertsas after 10 years of service.
Born and raised in the New York metropolitan area, Commissioner Cambria’s accomplishments include: pitching coach for the San Diego Padres organization with stints at the Arizona Fall Instructional League and the Australian Professional League. Cambria served as Head Baseball Coach for St. Leo’s College in Florida and was elected into their Hall of Fame. Currently Fred Cambria is a Board Member of the New York Board of Trade, where he is dedicated to fund raising for Future and Options for kid’s. Cambria’s baseball experience coupled with his marketing and sales expertise at Izod will make him most effective as the ACBL’s Commissioner.
Commissioner Cambria states “ACBL has a rich history and has made significant contributions to professional baseball with 81 players reaching Major Leagues.” The Commissioner continues, “This will be a very exciting season this summer since we will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the League.”
For more information on the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League contact Fred Cambria at (212) 748-4115.