Bill proposes naming Alcorn baseball stadium, field

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Associated Press

JACKSON — Alcorn State University could honor its sports history by naming its baseball stadium and the field inside after two former coaches.

A bill that passed the Mississippi House 116-0 on Tuesday would name the park as the Willie E. “Rat” McGowan Sr. Baseball Stadium. McGowan retired in 2009 after coaching Alcorn State baseball for 40 years. The field inside the stadium would be named for the late William “Bill” Foster, the school’s first baseball coach. Foster was a left-handed pitcher in the Negro Leagues in the 1920s and ’30s and is in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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