Friday, April 22, 2011

Bill Pruneau, Hall of Famer - 4/21/11

Me, Josh, Bill, Chad, Billy & Matt
Tonight, many of us had the honor of attending the Missouri Baseball Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony.  We were on hand to see a very deserving inductee that we all love, Bill Pruneau.  Anyone that has been around baseball in the St. Louis area for the last 40+ years knows or has heard of Billy P.  This was an honor that was well deserved.

In addition to his amazing accomplishments on the baseball diamond, there is another aspect of Pops that is far overshadows any of that.  It is the man, father and husband that he is.  There are some people in this world that just makes you a better person by knowing them.  Bill is one of those people.  His love, respect and dedication that he has for his family and friends is beyond compare.  There is no falseness about him, what you see is what you get.  If you don't like it, well that says a lot about your character.

He has played a major role in the lives of so many.  His unselfishness and his readiness to help anyone that needs it places him in a different type of Hall of Fame.  It is one that he is in all alone.  Congratulations Pops, we love you.  These are the pictures of the day.

4 comments:

  1. I know that Bill Pruneau guy and you are absolutely correct, he is a true gem and a person that I am happy to say that I got to know. If you run across him soon, please tell him that Lonnie Folks checked in and said belated congratulations, I wish that I had known and I hope to run into him on one of my visits to St. Louis in the near future. Thank you for the post.

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    1. Lonnie I will pass that along.

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  2. I JUST READ THIS ARTICLE YOU WROTE AND I WOULD LIKE TO TELL YOU ABOUT A VERY DIFFERENT STORY OF BILLY PRUNEAU. I AM HIS FIRST BORN CHILD LESLI MARIE PRUNEAU AND MY BROTHER IS HIS FIRST BORN SON KURTIS WILLIAM PRUNEAU, NOW HAS SINCE CHANGED HIS LAST NAME TO ZALAUDEK. THIS AMAZING G MAN AS YOU'VE CALLED HIM ABANDONED THE TWO OF US WHEN WE WERE SMALL CHILDREN TO HAVE AN AFFAIR WITH HIS WIFE NOW THAT HE CHEATS ON REGULARLY. SO BEING A FORGOTTEN CHILD I WOULD HAVE TO STRONGLY DISAGREE THAT HE IS AN AMAZING FATHER AND HUSBAND. THANK YOU,
    LESLI MARIE PRUNEAU

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    1. I'M SO GLAD HOWEVER HE IS SUCH A GREAT BALL PLAYER!!!!

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