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April 29, 1997

BC To Name Baseball Diamond in Honor of Eddie Pellagrini

-Long-Time Coach To Be Honored in Saturday Ceremony-

The baseball diamond on Commander Shea Field at Boston College will be named in honor of Eddie Pellagrini, head coach of the Eagles from 1957 until his retirement in 1988.

The diamond will be formally named in a 3:30 p.m. ceremony preceeding the Boston College - Connecticut game this Saturday afternoon (May 3).

Pellagrini, a native of Boston, played major league baseball for 11 seasons. He was a member of the Boston Red Sox team that won the 1946 American League Championship.

Upon retiring from his playing career, Pellagrini was appointed as the Eagles' baseball coach by then-Athletic Director Bill Flynn. Over the next 31 seasons, he led the Eagles to 359 victories and three times guided BC teams to the College World Series.

He is a member of the Boston College Varsity Club Hall of Fame and is the only BC coach in the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Pellagrini is a resident of Weymouth, where he was a well-known real estate broker for many years.

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