Homecoming Celebration to honor baseball program of North Myrtle Beach
May 8, 2012 by Sarah
The City of North Myrtle Beach and the Historical Museum of the North Myrtle Beach Area will host together a Homecoming Celebration on May 15th at the City Central Park ball fields for those who helped to develop a local youth baseball team beginning in the 1950s.
Bobby Richardson, a former head coach of Clemson Baseball and a former second baseman for the New York Yankees, will be an honorary guest at the Celebration. Richardson started with the Yankees in 1955 and during his career, he had 1,432 hits, 34 home runs and a batting average of .266. From 1970 to 1976, he was the South Carolina Gamecocks’ head baseball coach and led them to finish second place in the 1975 College World Series.
At 6:00 p.m., after the event in the field, there will be a reception at the Historical Museum of the North Myrtle Beach Area. Richardson and other local visionaries of baseball, including players, volunteers, and coaches, will be honored by the Board of Directors of the Museum. There will be photographs, uniforms and equipment from the early days of baseball at Myrtle Beach on display and the first of those to be inducted into the Museum’s Hall of Fame will be recognized.
Jenean Todd, the Director of the North Myrtle Beach Museum, is encouraging those who participated in youth baseball since the 1950s in North Myrtle Beach to contact the Museum so that they can be included in the Celebration.