The madness of March is behind us and it's time to focus on America's favorite past time...baseball. The Binghamton Rumble Ponies begin their season at home tonight (4/11) and in a few weeks, it's your chance to see and meet a baseball great.

This has been an awesome event since it began in 2014 and it continues to get better every year and this year is NO exception. It's the 5th Annual Greater Binghamton Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner on Monday, April 29th at the DoubleTree Binghamton.

This year, there'll be 12 local sport legends inducted and a Yankee legend will be speaking.

The inductees are Richard H. Brown, Sue Carlin, Barb Cook, Gary Deuel, Mickey Greenberg, Arthur Jones, Alan Klumpp, Ben Nelson, Margo Walsh Riddle, Tim Schum, Joseph "Gentleman Joe" Taylor and Karl D. Thornton.

This year's speaker is Joe Girardi. He was the catcher for the Bronx Bombers from 1996 to 1999 and was behind the plate for Dwight Gooden's No-Hitter in 96 and David Cone's Perfect Game in 1999.

He was a part of four World Series Championship, three as a player and one as manger of the team in 2009. Find out more about Girardi here.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m.with dinner at 6:30 p.m. They'll  also be honoring at HS Senior Student Athletes of the Year Scholarship Awards during the program.

The Binghamton Sports Hall of Fame has no permanent home yet but you can see the plaques of previous winners at the Oakdale Mall by the entrance where Macy's used to be.

This event is almost sold out, so go here now for tickets and more information on this year's Binghamton Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner. Don't miss your chance to see Joe Girardi up close and personal

[via AJQ Sports]