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Coach D’Angelo Resigns as Head Coach, Coach Macchi to accept Head Coach duties
August 26, 2016
Franklin, MA Legion Post #75 announced today that Mark D’angelo has stepped down from coaching after eight seasons on the job as head coach. In Coach D’angelo’s eight years coaching, the team was in the playoffs 6 out of 8 seasons and had its best season in 2015 by going 18-2. “Mark has done a fantastic job bringing this program to where it is today. We are all grateful for the many seasons of hard work to make the program strong. The team is always in contention to win the zone 6 West division and that was because of Mark’s leadership,” said team manager Ryan Jette.
Taking over as head coach of the team will be Joe Macchi, who has served as Mark’s assistant coach for all 8 seasons. “Joe has been involved in every facet of the program from its inception both on the field as well as off. Most recently serving as associate head coach while also assisting with fund raising, registration and sponsorship efforts." explained Jette. Coach Macchi coached 3 years at the college level most recently at Wheaton College while also serving as an Associate Scout for the Cincinnati Reds covering Massachusetts.
Franklin Legion will begin accepting registration for the 2017 team through its website (www.franklinlegion.com) on February 1, 2017. Tryouts will be held on May 13-14, 2017


 
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The History of Edward L. Grant
The History of Edward L. Grant Edward Leslie Grant, born and bred in Franklin, MA has been dead for over 75 years. But his story is no less inspiring now than it was in 1918 when he became only 1 of 3 major league baseball players killed in action in World War I.
 
Eddie Grant was a Harvard graduate who played 10 years in the Majors. After a three hit debut with the Cleveland Naps of the American League, he went to the minors. He reappeared with the 1907 Phillies, and took over as leadoff batter in 1908, leading the NL in at-bats in 1908 and 1909. Grant became a fine-fielding third baseman, fast on the bases and dependable in the clutch. In 1915, after two-and-a-half seasons with the Giants, where he was a favorite of John McGraw, he retired to practice law in New York City.
 
When war was declared on Germany, he joined the 307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Infantry Division, entering the service from New York. He was leading a mission in the Argonne Forest to rescue the "Lost Battalion" when he was killed by German shell fire. He became one of three Major League players killed in World War I. A monument to his memory was placed in centerfield in the Polo Grounds' in New York. Each Memorial Day there was a wreath-laying ceremony at his plaque.
 
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