J01653 Summary:

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J01653 Actions:

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05/23/2019REFERRED TO FINANCE
05/30/2019REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
05/30/2019ADOPTED
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J01653 Committee Votes:

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J01653 Floor Votes:

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J01653 Text:

 
Senate Resolution No. 1653
 
BY: Senator TEDISCO
 
        HONORING  Billy  Petrolle  posthumously  upon  the
        occasion of  being  inducted  into  the  Schenectady
        School District Athletic Hall of Fame
 
  WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to
outstanding athletes who have  distinguished  themselves  through  their
exceptional performance, attaining unprecedented success and the highest
level of personal achievement; and
 
  WHEREAS,  Attendant  to  such  concern  and  in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Billy Petrolle posthumously upon the occasion of being inducted into the
Schenectady School District Athletic Hall of Fame on  Monday,  September
16, 2019, at Glen Sanders Mansion, Scotia, New York; and
 
  WHEREAS,  Billy  Petrolle was raised in Schenectady, New York, where
he attended public school and started boxing as an amateur  at  just  15
years old; and
 
  WHEREAS,   Known   as   Fargo  Express,  Billy  Petrolle  began  his
illustrious pro boxing career in 1922; once rated as the top  challenger
for  the  welterweight,  junior-welterweight  and lightweight titles, he
fought for the World Lightweight Title on November 4, 1932,  at  Madison
Square Garden; and
 
  WHEREAS, With other notable fights against Barney Ross and Kid Berg,
Billy Petrolle knocked out Battling Battalino in front of 18,000 fans at
Madison  Square Garden on March 24, 1932, and defeated Jimmy McLarnin at
MSG on November 21, 1930; and
 
  WHEREAS, Participating in ten current or past  World  Championships,
Billy  Petrolle  won  five  of them; in addition to fighting 11 bouts at
Madison Square Garden, he fought at Yankee Stadium,  Boston  Garden  and
Chicago Stadium; and
 
  WHEREAS,  Billy Petrolle graced the cover of The Ring magazine three
times and BoxRec.com lists him as the  47th  best  welterweight  of  all
time; he was also mentioned in the novel, Catch-22; and
 
  WHEREAS,   A  member  of  the  International  Boxing  Hall  of  Fame
(Canastota), World Boxing Hall of Fame, The Ring magazine Hall  of  Fame
and  Minnesota  Boxing  Hall  of  Fame,  Billy  Petrolle is one of three
fighting Petrolle brothers named a Schenectady Patroon; and
 
  WHEREAS, Billy Petrolle has been an inspiration to countless  boxing
fans,  as  well  as  to  the  community-at-large, and accordingly merits
recognition and applause for his tremendous passion for  the  sport  and
his competitive spirit; and
 
  WHEREAS,  It  is  the  custom  of  this  Legislative  Body that when
individuals of such outstanding athletic accomplishments are brought  to
our  attention,  they  should  be recognized by all the citizens of this
great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
 
 
  RESOLVED,  That  this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Billy Petrolle posthumously upon the occasion  of  being  inducted
into  the Schenectady School District Athletic Hall of Fame, and for his
extraordinary  accomplishments  which  were  a  tribute  to  his  skill,
dedication and commitment; and be it further
 
  RESOLVED,  That  a  copy  of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the family of Billy Petrolle.
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