Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C-Glenville), today at Impact Athletic Center in Halfmoon, which is owned by Atlanta Hawks NBA star Kevin Huerter and the Huerter Family, welcomed home Clifton Park native and Atlanta Braves World Series Champion pitcher Ian Anderson and presented him with a New York State Senate Proclamation, honoring his historic season and amazing athletic accomplishments.
Ian Anderson pitched an incredible game 3 World Series start where he threw five no-hit innings in Atlanta’s 2-0 victory that night, ultimately propelling the Braves to their World Series title over the Houston Astros in six games.
The Braves sent two of Ian's items from game 3 to Cooperstown to commemorate the World Series win: a game-used ball and Ian's cap from that start. Ian was the first rookie pitcher since Don Larsen’s perfect game in 1956 to complete an outing of five innings or more with no hits allowed in a World Series game.
Senator Tedisco previously honored Anderson in 2016 when the Shenendehowa Baseball Team won the New York State Championship. Tedisco has introduced a New York State Senate Resolution that he hopes to move to the Senate Floor for a vote in January to honor Anderson’s World Series run, and bring him down to the state Capitol to formally be honored by the Legislature. Tedisco also has introduced a Senate resolution honoring the outstanding postseason performance of Shenendehowa graduate and Atlanta Hawks basketball star Kevin Huerter, and presented a proclamation on his behalf to Kevin’s father, Tom.
“It seems just like yesterday that I honored Ian Anderson and the Shenendehowa Baseball Team on their amazing New York State championship season and now he's a Major League Baseball World Series champion after pitching a historic no hitter for the Atlanta Braves. What an incredible story and journey! We are so proud of Ian Anderson and the amazing player he has become as well as the wonderful person he is off the baseball diamond. I can’t wait to welcome Ian down to the state Capitol when session resumes and honor him before the legislature,” said Senator Tedisco.