Diamond Is Named For Former Coach Pellagrini

The baseball diamond at Shea Field has been named in honor of Eddie Pellagrini, head baseball coach at Boston College from 1957 until his retirement in 1988.

The diamond was formally dedicated in a ceremony preceding the BC-Connecticut game earlier this month. Among those joining Pellagrini and his family were several representatives from the Boston Red Sox, for whom Pellagrini played from 1946-57, including Johnny Pesky, Pellagrini's teammate on the 1946 American League championship team. Ken Coleman, the retired Red Sox broadcaster, served as master of ceremonies.

Pellagrini was named the Eagles' baseball coach by Athletic Director William Flynn shortly after retiring from major league baseball. Over the next 31 seasons, he guided the Eagles to 359 victories and three appearances in 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.

-Mark Sullivan

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