Former Bates coach Leahey leaving behind more than just a le

Post info or Comments: NCAA D3, NAIA, USCAA

Former Bates coach Leahey leaving behind more than just a le

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:29 am

Former Bates baseball coach Chick Leahey leaving behind more than just a legacy

... Current Bates baseball coach Mike Leonard said playing at the field that bears Leahey's name is a constant reminder to his players of the dedication that Chick put into the program.

It's no surprise that Leahey's uniform number is the only one retired by the baseball team. Chick never got to play for Bates wearing that number (he played in the New York Yankees organization for two years before enrolling at Bates in 1948), but his value to the program — 300 wins, multiple conference championships and countless boys turned into men — goes beyond any statistic you'll find in a baseball scorebook.

"Bates College as a whole has benefitted greatly from Coach Leahey's time at Bates," Leonard said. "I think the standard of excellence comes from the alums that have gone through and became better men, and better baseball players and better students because of playing for Coach Leahey."

http://www.sunjournal.com/news/local-sp ... cy/1897240
Sun Journal - allows 10 free reads per month for non-subscribers.
Tom Nolette
Founder / Owner
MBR.ORG, LLC
User avatar
Tom Nolette
owner
 
Posts: 73120
Joined: Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:10 pm
Location: Maine

Return to Maine Colleges (other than D1 UMaine)

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 26 guests