Umpire and Dunkin Donuts contest winner Bob Auerbach ( Ringwood , NJ ) throws out the first pitch at Citi Field prior to the Mets 2-1 win over the Astros on 9/27.
from (L-R) Deputy Commissioner and former award winner Peter Hall, Commissioner Paul Galop, Bill Fisher, Senior Deputy Commissioner Sol Yas, and Deputy Commissioner Mike Carrier.
The new NCAA National Coordinator of Umpires will be George Drouches of Golden Valley, Minnesota. Mr. Drouches has served as the NCAA Division III Coordinator of Baseball Umpires since 2005. George will begin his new duties on September 1, 2014, replacing the retiring Gene McArtor. George will work with Gene during the month of August as part of the transition process.
Jim McNally, past winner of the Curly Clement Umpire of the Year award, was a longtime friend of the CCBL. He served as an umpire for years before becoming a Deputy Commissioner following his retirement from officiating.
A commemorative engraved brick was unveiled on Lowell Park’s patio in front of over 40 family members and friends. The ceremony was the latest in a series of events over the past year keeping Jim’s memory alive.