July 29, 2010

Ceremony will honor Frank McCoy 7/31/2010

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VERNON — Frank McCoy, founder and longtime manager of the Vernon Orioles in the Greater Hartford Twilight League, will be honored with a monument at a dedication ceremony on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Henry Park.

McCoy, who died on April 6 at age 87 at his home in Naples, Fla., was a venerable institution in Vernon.

A World War II veteran, McCoy practiced law in Vernon for 53 years, served as mayor of the town for eight years, and founded and coached the Orioles, beginning in 1967.

McCoy touched thousands of lives through sports and public service in Vernon and throughout the state and town officials are hoping for a big turnout at the dedication ceremony to honor his memory.

The monument will be placed next to McCoy Field, home to the Orioles. Following the ceremony, the Orioles will play host to longtime rival Foss Insurance in a Twilight League game.

All former and present Orioles players who would like to share in this special day should contact Steve Krajewski (860-281-4097). Any Greater Hartford Twilight League players, former players, coaches, and league officers, as well as the general public, are also welcome.

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