It is with great sadness that I inform you of coach Jim Long's passing yesterday. Jim passed away unexpectedly at home last night. Funeral arrangements are pending and will communicated to you, both with e-mail and our Tri-County baseball website.
Jim was iconic in our league! He has been part of this baseball league for over 40 years. Everything that has been accomplished over the years, he had a say in it. There was no off-season for Jim as most of us knew. He would often call the coaches, during the off-season to talk baseball and how to improve our league.
He certainly will be missed by his PeoplesBank team and our Board of Governors. We all knew how Jim felt about his players and his teams. They are what kept him going for all these years!
I will truly miss our conversations about baseball and life. He truly cared for everyone that was part of our league.
Keep Jim and his family in your prayers. Thank you.