WESTFIELD – The American Legion Post 124 will host Easthampton Post 224 at a home game on Tuesday evening, June 23 at Billy Bullens Field at 7 p.m. Prior to the game, a special ceremony will be conducted to honor Coach Emmet F. Morrill, a long-time Post 124 coach who coached Little League, Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, American Legion, and high school baseball, served as public address announcer at high school hockey, high school soccer, and high school football games.
Morrill is a retired educator from the Agawam Public Schools where he taught for over 30 years. He will be recognized for his contributions to the American Legion’s Children and Youth program.
Morrill has provided more than 33 years of continuous membership to American Legion Post 124 and was instrumental in bringing baseball back to Post 124 in 1972.
The Sons of the American Legion (S.A.L.) Squadron 124 has funded a Post 124 baseball scholarship and it will be named the Coach Emmet F. Morrill scholarship to commemorate Coach Morrill’s unselfish contributions and will be awarded next month.
There are nine players on this year’s team who are sons or direct descendants of veterans who will be gifted memberships to the Sons of the American Legion to honor their parent’s or grandparent’s military service to our country.
Gerald Iglesias, a United States Air Force Vietnam veteran and 30-year member of American Legion Post 124 will be throwing the honorary first pitch. Gerald’s son, Jared, is a pitcher and right fielder for Post 124.
Please come to Bullens Field on Tuesday evening and help honor Coach Morrill and watch an exciting game of Legion baseball. Coach Morrill will be the Public Address announcer on this very special evening.