Province loses baseball great

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St. John’s — Pat Hurley, one of the province’s most outstanding baseball players, died Sunday in his 75th year.

Hurley, who also coached the game, started as a batboy with Holy Cross in 1948.

He competed for Holy Cross and

St. John’s Capitals during his long, successful career.

He played on 10 provincial championship teams with the Caps and won four provincial championships as coach of the St. John’s Capitals (1980-83). He was also named MVP in the St. John’s league playoffs six times with Holy Cross.

Hurley coached Newfoundland’s representatives from St. John’s in national competition twice and at the Atlantic baseball championships on two occasions.

In addition to his success on the baseball diamond, Hurley also competed in basketball, soccer and bowling.

He was inducted into the St. John’s Baseball Hall of Fame in 1985 and into the Newfoundland Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991.

The mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick’s Church. Interment to follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery.

Organizations: Baseball Hall of Fame

Geographic location: Newfoundland, Patrick

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