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Kello was just as important

in FAQ Fri May 05, 2017 9:52 am
by Salvador Perez • 8 Posts

Names picked for Butte's new baseball stadium; council could approve them Wednesday | Politics and Government News | mtstandard.com
Today Snow showers before noon. Becoming partly cloudy later. Thunder possible. High near 50F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 50%.. Tonight Mostly clear skies in the evening then becoming cloudy overnight. Low near 30F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Updated: April 25, 2017 @ 1:01 am The field inside Butte's new baseball park seen here Tuesday likely will be named Miners Field. County officials want to name the facility itself "3 Legends Stadium" after three longtime American Legion backers in Butte. Commissioners could approve the names Wednesday night. The Butte-Silver Bow Parks Department braces in place one of five new flag poles being installed at the entrance of the new baseball field being constructed in Copper Mountain Park Tuesday morning. The field inside Butte's new baseball park seen here Tuesday likely will be named Miners Field. County officials want to name the facility itself "3 Legends Stadium" after three longtime American Legion backers in Butte. Commissioners could approve the names Wednesday night. The Butte-Silver Bow Parks Department braces in place one of five new flag poles being installed at the entrance of the new baseball field being constructed in Copper Mountain Park Tuesday morning. Naming the playing surface at the new baseball venue at Butte’s Copper Mountain Sports Complex as “Miners Field” was kind of a no-brainer.It speaks to Butte’s heritage, is the name of Butte’s top American Legion baseball team that will play there and it honors — in a way — Montana Resources and the Dennis Phyllis Washington Foundation https://www.pitpenguinsfanatics.com/41-marcel-goc-jersey, which donated $1 million to the project https://www.pitpenguinsfanatics.com/66-taylor-chorney-jersey.If commissioners agree to a recommendation Wednesday night, the ballpark with lights overlooking Miners Field — the stands and the dugouts and the ticket booth and the commons area — will be named “3 Legends Stadium.” That’s also a no-brainer to those who have followed and supported American Legion baseball in Butte over the past decades, but many in town might need an explainer.In short, the three legends are three men who have been instrumental in Legion ball in Butte — Jack Whelan, Jim “Fonz” Hanley and the late Jack Cavanaugh, who died in 2013.Parks Director J.P. Gallagher noted that Hanley was a longtime coach and manager of the Miners who, year in and year out “was devoted to the kids Hoodies Jersey.”Whelan, a longtime Butte district judge who retired from the bench in 2006, “has been everything” to Legion baseball in Butte, Gallagher said, including “being bus driver to raising money to taking care of every little aspect of what went on.”“He has been involved in it for 50 years,” Gallagher said. For years, Cavanaugh was the enthusiastic ticket-taker, who, as Bill Foley put it in a July 2016 column for ButteSports.com, was always “shaming fans into buying yet another program.”Foley, in the same column, said that “Fonz, Cav and the Judge made baseball in Butte.” I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site consitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy https://www.pitpenguinsfanatics.com/32-jeff-zatkoff-jersey.“Somehow that stadium needs to be named for them,” he wrote. “It just has to be.”It seems it will.Gallagher said he and some others kicked around ideas of honoring the three separately for parts of the venue https://www.pitpenguinsfanatics.com/52-pascal-dupuis-jersey.“We talked about calling it ‘Cav’s Ticket Booth’ and ‘Fonz Yard,’ " he said, before deciding to name the whole stadium for all three.Most of the $2.3 million project has been completed, though some finishing touches are still being worked on. Tuesday, crews were putting remaining flagpoles up on part of a plaza area leading into the ballpark.Opening day and night is set for May 19 and the only thing that might still need finishing is paving a portion of the expanded parking lot. The new American Legion baseball field at the Copper Mountain Sports Complex should be all lit up by this spring, adding a bright new beacon t Whenever Mike Smith posts new content, you'll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. While I agree the three mentioned men were instrumental in Butte's Legion Baseball heritage, my father, James Jim Kello was just as important to Butte's baseball in its entirety. Not only is Jim the last manager to win a Legion state championship for Butte in 1953, he is the only person in Butte's history to play in (1949) and coach an American Legion team in Montana. None have accomplished what he did. He was a coach, a player, an official, and the state legion commissioner for a time too. His love of baseball, American Legion and Butte deserves is recognition along with Fonz, CAv, and the Judge . He too worked tirelessly for Butte baseball. M.J. Kello Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd,racist or sexually-oriented language.PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.Don t Threaten. Threats of harming anotherperson will not be tolerated.Be Truthful. Don t knowingly lie about anyoneor anything.Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ismthat is degrading to another person.Be Proactive. Use the Report link oneach comment to let us know of abusive posts.Share with Us. We d love to hear eyewitnessaccounts, the history behind an article.

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