Glenny Fredricks’ 250th win as head coach of the Spotswood Chargers should have come all the way back in June.
Up 11-2 on JFK at home in the bottom of the fourth, with a chance to make it a ten-run lead, they would just need three more outs to seal the deal. The game had started a few minutes late.
But all of a sudden: crash, bang, boom! Lightning bolts came, the skies emptied, and the 2021 season came to an abrupt end.
Almost ten months later, the Chargers picked up their skipper’s milestone win in their very first game, an 8-1 victory at Colonia, in what should have been a home game at “The Swamp.”
Just a few days later, Fredricks now is just 248 wins away from 500. He’s 252-163-1 in his 17th season at the helm – not counting the wiped out 2020 COVID season – with the Chargers out to a 3-0 start.
Mike Pavlichko stopped by SHS Tuesday afternoon before the team’s game against Metuchen – which turned out to be a 4-3 win – to talk to 1994 Spotswood grad Glenny Fredricks about his milestone victory, and his decades on Summerhill Road: