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Laurence C. Davis, Jr.


 

Larry Davis Jr was a “lifer” from a Brighton Baseball perspective.  He started by coaching his son and daughters in Brighton Baseball and Brighton Softball in the 1970s, and then later helped coach his grandsons in the 1990s and 2000s.  As his Brighton grandsons got older he was a mainstay of the Opening Day festivities as part of the cooking crew – for almost 20 years through rain, sunshine, cloudiness, even the occasional late April flurry - he was there, often with Tom O’Rourke Sr, cooking for kids and families alike.  His status as a Commissioner in the Brighton Fire Department meant he also helped coordinate the BFD’s participation in the Opening Day parade down Elmwood Ave.
 
His belief in the power of community Little League was not bounded to Brighton – he was also able to see his other grandsons and granddaughter play in their league in West Paris, Maine, as well as his granddaughters play in their hometown league in Oakland, California.