West Catholic baseball team honors long-time stat keeper

Posted at 10:22 PM, Jun 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-02 22:22:30-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Ray Bacon has been a key player on the West Catholic baseball team for decades, despite never getting up to swing a bat or throw a ball.

As players and coaches come and go, the one thing you can always count on seeing at one of their games is Ray in the dugout keeping the stats.

"He's the greatest," said senior player John Corey.  "There's nobody like Ray."

For 43 seasons, about 1,300 games, Ray has been right next to the West Catholic baseball team.    The team celebrated Ray Thursday by naming their home dugout after him.

Alumni from all the way back to 1977 came to honor him.

"I enjoy baseball and I like working with the kids," said Bacon.  "They are super.  They make you feel young."