Shannon Forde
Courtesy Twitter: @mets

Shannon Forde was a trailblazer for women in baseball.

Jay Horwitz announced via Twitter that Shannon Forde will be inducted into the New York State Baseball Hall of Fame. Forde worked alongside Horwitz during her 22-year career with the New York Mets, sadly lost her long fight with breast cancer in May of 2016 at the age of 44.

Forde will be inducted on November 14th alongside New York Mets icons Mookie Wilson and Cleon Jones as well as Horwitz himself.

Forde’s passing had shaken the baseball world with countless people expressing their sadness and condolences. She had been described as one of the “friendliest, kindest people in baseball” by baseball players and staff alike and she truly deserves this honor.

“Shannon was an absolute inspiration to everyone in this organization, including me, and I told her so,” Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told when Forde passed. “She was courageous in her fight and never let her illness claim her spirit. That spirit will remain with the Mets, in our memories and in our hearts.”

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