Northeast Indiana Baseball Association (NEIBA) Hall of Famer, David Doster will be inducted as a member of the 2009 class of the Reading Baseball Hall of Fame on August 25th.
At age 24, as a member of the 1995 Double-A Reading Phillies, Doster paced the league in total bases, set a club record with 39 doubles, a career-high 21 home runs and earned a share of the Paul Owens Award, which is presented to the top position player in the Phillies organization. He was also selected as the second baseman on the Reading Phillies 30th anniversary team in 1996 in adition to one of the 40 Greatest Players in Reading Phillies history during the team’s 40th anniversary celebration in 2006.
the 1995 Reading squad took the Eastern League championship that year. Doster attributes that experience as one of the best of his career:
“Definitely, the championship has to be No. 1,” Doster says, pointing to the Eastern League title he helped Reading claim in 1995. “Getting called up (to the big leagues), that’s obviously a thrill. But 13 years and one championship, that’s pretty rare.”
Doster was inducted into the NEIBA Hall of Fame in 2007.