Playing for the Kibbe Cup

by Jane Ahrens

The annual softball game between the Hay Harbor staff and Fishers Island Ferry crew is played each July and the winner holds the Kibbe Cup for the the year.  This tradition began in 1992 when the cup was first presented by Mrs. Kibbe to the Hay Harbor team and has been traded back and forth over the ensuing years.  Only once was the game not played, in 2000.  Pat Kibbe was there last year, at the age of 89, when she presented the cup to the Ferry crew team.  She loved the Fishers Island’s softball league and as her family said, “she was a steadfast supporter of the Fishers Island ferry crew at any softball game held on the Island”. Mrs. Kibbe passed away last week on July 13 and was remembered fondly by all the players that took to the field last night.

Many thanks to Dave Denison for organizing the game and to all the players – the Ferry Crew who made the trip over and the Hay Harbor Crew for hosting the dinner on the porch.

2104 Kibbe Cup Game: Click any photo below to see a larger version or view as a slideshow.

Following the annual Hay Harbor staff vs. Ferry crew softball game, Mrs. Kibbe presents the Kibbe Cup to the FI Ferry crew in 2013.

In Memoriam: Patricia Hosley Kibbe 

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USCG Eagle passing the Race early morning March 18, 2023 on her return from the Chesapeake Bay . Photo Credit Marlin Bloethe

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