Major League Baseball player Cory Spangenberg speaks at Rotary Club of the Abingtons meeting


By Robert Tomkavage - rtomkavage@timesleader.com



Cory Spangenberg, a 2009 Abington Heights graduate and current member of the San Diego Padres, served as the guest speaker at a Rotary Club of the Abingtons meeting on Thursday, Feb. 4.


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Clarks Summit’s Cory Spangenberg, a member of the San Diego Padres Major League Baseball team, served as the guest speaker at a Rotary Club of the Abingtons meeting on Thursday, Feb. 4.


Robert Tomkavage | Abington Journal

Abington Heights graduate and member of the San Diego Padres Cory Spangenberg served as a guest speaker at a Rotary Club of the Abingtons meeting on Thursday, Feb. 4. From left, first row Rotary members Dr. Elvin LaCoe, Jim McClade and Dale Collins. Second row, Rotary member Ken Stewart, Abington Heights head baseball coach Bill Zalewski and Spangenberg.


Robert Tomkavage | Abington Journal

Cory Spangenberg served as the guest speaker at a Rotary Club of the Abingtons meeting on Thursday, Feb. 4. From left, Rotary guest Jan McCabe, Spangenberg and Rotary guest Esther Friedmann.


Robert Tomkavage | Abington Journal

CLARKS SUMMIT — Cory Spangenberg, a 2009 Abington Heights High School graduate and current member of the San Diego Padres Major League Baseball team served as the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of the Abingtons weekly meeting Feb. 4 at the Nichols Village Hotel & Spa.

Spangenberg, who was honored during a ceremony at Abington Heights earlier in the month, comes back home to Clarks Summit for four months after each season.

“It’s my home and it’s where I love to be,” he said.

Spangenberg shared several stories with Rotary members and guests including life as a Single-A baseball player.

“It was all coach buses to the games,” he said. “I was one of the younger guys on the team so I had to share a seat for a 12-hour bus ride. I would sit next to one of my best friends on the team who was 6-foot-5. He would take up a seat and a half and I’d be scrunched in half a seat.”

Abington Heights head baseball coach Bill Zalewski is proud of all Spangenberg has accomplished as well as his commitment to the community.

“Cory is such a great young man, he always has been through high school,” Zalewski said. “It’s just a real pleasure to be able to know him and be around him.”

Cory Spangenberg, a 2009 Abington Heights graduate and current member of the San Diego Padres, served as the guest speaker at a Rotary Club of the Abingtons meeting on Thursday, Feb. 4.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_ABJ-Spangenberg-Rotary-1.jpgCory Spangenberg, a 2009 Abington Heights graduate and current member of the San Diego Padres, served as the guest speaker at a Rotary Club of the Abingtons meeting on Thursday, Feb. 4. Robert Tomkavage | Abington Journal

Clarks Summit’s Cory Spangenberg, a member of the San Diego Padres Major League Baseball team, served as the guest speaker at a Rotary Club of the Abingtons meeting on Thursday, Feb. 4.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_ABJ-Spangenberg-Rotary-2.jpgClarks Summit’s Cory Spangenberg, a member of the San Diego Padres Major League Baseball team, served as the guest speaker at a Rotary Club of the Abingtons meeting on Thursday, Feb. 4. Robert Tomkavage | Abington Journal

Abington Heights graduate and member of the San Diego Padres Cory Spangenberg served as a guest speaker at a Rotary Club of the Abingtons meeting on Thursday, Feb. 4. From left, first row Rotary members Dr. Elvin LaCoe, Jim McClade and Dale Collins. Second row, Rotary member Ken Stewart, Abington Heights head baseball coach Bill Zalewski and Spangenberg.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_ABJ-Spangenberg-Rotary-3.jpgAbington Heights graduate and member of the San Diego Padres Cory Spangenberg served as a guest speaker at a Rotary Club of the Abingtons meeting on Thursday, Feb. 4. From left, first row Rotary members Dr. Elvin LaCoe, Jim McClade and Dale Collins. Second row, Rotary member Ken Stewart, Abington Heights head baseball coach Bill Zalewski and Spangenberg. Robert Tomkavage | Abington Journal

Cory Spangenberg served as the guest speaker at a Rotary Club of the Abingtons meeting on Thursday, Feb. 4. From left, Rotary guest Jan McCabe, Spangenberg and Rotary guest Esther Friedmann.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_ABJ-Spangenberg-Rotary-4.jpgCory Spangenberg served as the guest speaker at a Rotary Club of the Abingtons meeting on Thursday, Feb. 4. From left, Rotary guest Jan McCabe, Spangenberg and Rotary guest Esther Friedmann. Robert Tomkavage | Abington Journal

By Robert Tomkavage

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