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Softball players make their mark

By Jeff Slovin, Contributing Writer

Members of the Miracle League of Massachusetts at the Make Your Mark fundraiser.

Members of the Miracle League of Massachusetts at the Make Your Mark fundraiser.

Northborough – The Mark Fidrych Foundation held its third annual Make Your Mark softball tournament Saturday, Aug 24. The foundation supports nonprofit organizations that give children with physical, mental and emotional challenges the chance to play sports, and is named for one of Northborough's best known and most loved residents. In 1976, he was named Rookie of the Year while playing with the Detroit Tigers.

The softball tournament was comprised of 10 teams, mainly sponsored by local businesses, and featured the Special Olympics team. Other events included a sports memorabilia raffle, face painting, and a barbecue.

Mark Fidrych's initials were displayed prominently on the field as members of the Miracle League of Massachusetts throw out the first pitch at the Make Your Mark softball tournament.

Mark Fidrych's initials were displayed prominently on the field as members of the Miracle League of Massachusetts throw out the first pitch at the Make Your Mark softball tournament.

Photos/Jeff Slovin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retired Red Sox pitcher and 1967 Cy Young award winner Jim Lonborg autographs a ball for fans.

Retired Red Sox pitcher and 1967 Cy Young award winner Jim Lonborg autographs a ball for fans.

Retired MLB pitcher Paul Mitchell pitches to Sara Sullivan during the home run derby.

Retired MLB pitcher Paul Mitchell pitches to Sara Sullivan during the home run derby.

Rob Berger of Northborough throws a pitch for the Lowe's Variety and Meat Market team.

Rob Berger of Northborough throws a pitch for the Lowe's Variety and Meat Market team.

The third annual Make Your Mark softball tournament fundraiser, presented by the Mark Fidrych Foundation, featured ten teams sponsored by local businesses.

The third annual Make Your Mark softball tournament fundraiser, presented by the Mark Fidrych Foundation, featured ten teams sponsored by local businesses.

 

 

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