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Casavant Will Be Inducted Into Maine Baseball Hall of Fame

| July 24, 2014

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A long time baseball umpire will be inducted into the Maine baseball hall of fame next weekend in Portland.

Bill Casavant will be honored on Sunday August 3rd.

 

Bill Casavant:”It’s extremely humbling extremely honored. When I got the phone call at the house it was almost like are you sure. I just was amazed. I certainly appreciate it. Tom Richard who has been a close friend of mine for 30 plus years here at Northern Maine Community College is the one who nominated me.”

He has been a familiar face for over 4 decades. He works primarily in the County, but he has worked games throughout New England

Casavant:”Basically being an umpire for 43 years doing High School and College. I worked a couple of years in the Independent Pro league.

The Umpire and Rules Interpreter says baseball has always been one of his favorite sports and he has been involved for his entire life

Casavant:”Baseball is something I played as a kid. I grew up in baseball loved it and found umpiring was a way to continue to do it.”

 

several people from the County have been honored in the past and Casavant says he feels like he is joining some elite company

Casavant:”It’s a great group and maybe even more, I am joining a great group from the County that have been recognized.”

Casavant has worked at least 24 Eastern Maine Title games and 23 State Championships. He says he really looks forward to putting on the uniform each day and says one of the highlights over the years has been working with his sons, Chris, Matt and Nick.

Casavant:”I think one of the highlights was being able to work with my three sons at some point in years past.”

Casavant:” His advice to anyone who enjoys the sport give umpiring a try

Casavant:” I would tell any youngster out there that plays High School baseball and loves the game that when they get done go to College that it is a way to stay in the game.

A long time baseball umpire will be inducted into the Maine baseball hall of fame next weekend in Portland.

Bill Casavant will be honored on Sunday August 3rd.

 

 

 

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