Mayors Will Reichelt of West Springfield, Alex Morse of Holyoke, Domenic Sarno of Springfield, Richard Kos of Chicopee and Brian Sullivan of Westfield for the Running of the Mayors sponsored by the Valley Blue Sox and BusinessWest. Local sponsors such as Polish National Credit Union and Westfield Bank and others put up money for the mayors to race on behalf of their town’s Boys & Girls Club. Morse beat out Reichelt in a photo finish with Sarno finishing a respectable third. Kos and Sullivan did not actively compete due to injuries, but still made the jog from right field to home plate.
Reminder Publications photos by Chris Maza