LET'S PLAY THREE!


May 23, 2015

BASEBALL EVENT RAISES MORE THAN $900


FARRAGUT - ERNIE BANKS WASN'T AT THE BALL PARK AT FARRAGUT HIGH SCHOOL THURSDAY NIGHT, BUT HIS FAMOUS BASEBALL BATTLE CRY "LET'S PLAY TWO!" WAS.

SORT OF.

FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW, IT WAS "LET'S PLAY THREE!" AT THE THROWBACK DOUBLEHEADER TO RAISE MONEY IN THE FIGHT TO CURE PARKINSON'S DISEASE.

A TRIPLEHEADER OF GAMES SAW BEARDEN SHUT OUT OAK RIDGE 10-0, CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF KNOXVILLE BEAT GATLINBURG-PITTMAN 10-3 AND THE HOST ADMIRALS DISPATCH GIBBS 5-1.

A SHADE MORE THAN $900 WAS RAISED FOR THE KIME FUND (kimecnd.org),  A KNOXVILLE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION FOCUSED ON FINDING A CURE FOR PARKINSON'S AND OTHER MOVEMENT DISORDERS.

THE EVENT WAS FACILITATED BY PAT DORWIN'S PROJECT 2020 (pdproject2020.blogspot.com), WHOSE GOAL IS TO HAVE 20 VARSITY OR CLUB HIGH SCHOOL PARKINSON'S FUND-RAISING EVENTS BY THE YEAR 2020.

BANKS, THE LATE HALL OF FAME SHORTSTOP-FIRST BASEMAN, MAY HAVE PLAYED THREE GAMES IN A DAY SOME TIME IN THE MINORS OR DURING HIS LONG CAREER IN CHICAGO AS "MR. CUB."

"I'M SURE MR. BANKS WOULD HAVE ENJOYED THE WINNING ATMOSPHERE AT 'THE BALL PARK,'" SAID DORWIN, A FORMER ADMIRAL WHO STARTED THE EVENT IN 2009.

"I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH THIS WRETCHED DISEASE WHEN I WAS 38 YEARS OLD," HE SAID. "I'M 50 NOW,SO I HAVE LIVED WITH IT FOR ALMOST A QUARTER OF MY LIFE. I WOULDN'T WISH IT ON ANYONE."

DONATIONS AT THE GATE TO HUNT FOR A PARKINSON'S CURE ARE TAKEN IN LIEU OF AN ADMISSION CHARGE AND THERE ARE LOW-COST FOOD AND BEVERAGES AVAILABLE,

"WE NEED MORE COACHES LIKE FARRAGUT'S MATT BUCKNER TO HELP," DORWIN SAID. "WHEN I FIRST PHONED HIM YEARS AGO AND MENTIONED THE IDEA OF A PARKINSON'S FUND-RAISER, HE HAD NO IDEA WHO I WAS, HE JUST SAID I WAS PART OF THE ADMIRAL FAMILY, SO IT WAS NO PROBLEM TO HOLD AN EVENT."

DORWIN WAS ABLE TO SIT WITH HIS COACH AT FARRAGUT, JOHN HEATHERLY, THURSDAY NIGHT.

"WE TALKED ABOUT OUR RUN TO THE STATE TITLE (FARRAGUT'S FIRST IN 1982, WHICH BROKE A NINE-YEAR DROUGHT OFBASEBALL  CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR THE KNOXVILLE INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE), HOW WE BEAT A TEAM  (CHATTANOOGA BAYLOR) IN THE QUARTERFINALS THAT WAS COMING OFF AN 18-2 WIN, HOW WE WON TWO OF THREE FROM A PREVIOUSLY UNBEATEN MEMPHIS CHRISTIAN BROTHERS TEAM THAT CAME INTO THE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 25-0 AND HOW WE FACED SEVEN ELIMINATION GAMES OVERALL - AND WON THEM ALL," DORWIN SAID.

ALTHOUGH THE ADS DIDN'T WIN ANOTHER STATE TITLE UNDER HEATHERLY, DORWIN'S YOUNGEST BROTHER, PETE, WHO WAS DIAGNOSED WITH PARKINSON'S AT AGE 39 IN 2009, PLAYED UNDER THE COACH ON FARRAGUT'S FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP RUNNER-UP TEAM IN 1988. THE BROTHERS WERE BOTH ALL-KIL OUTFIELDERS.

"CLASS PROGRAMS LIKE FARRAGUT NEED CLASS COACHES LIKE MATT AND JOHN, AS WELL AS FORMER COACHES TOMMY PHARR AND HERKY PAYNE," DORWIN SAID.

DORWIN ALSO SAT WITH HIS FORMER KNOXVILLE RUGBY CLUB TEAMMATE BRIAN NIEKERK, WHO ALONG WITH HIS WIFE MARIE HAVE ATTENDED THE EVENT FAITHFULLY.

"I TOLD BRIAN WHEN I WAS A SENIOR, I PLAYED A BIT OF SOCCER, JUST BECAUSE I HAD FRIENDS WHO PLAYED AND IT WAS A DIFFERENT KIND OF SPORT," DORWIN SAID. "ONE DAY COACH HEATHERLY AND I PASSED EACH OTHER IN THE HALLWAY AND HE LOOKS ME AND SAYS, "'SOCCER, HUH.;"

"LATER I TOLD HIM I PLAYED BECAUSE IT HELPED KEEP MY HAMSTRINGS LOOSE BEFORE BASEBALL PRACTICE."

ON THURSDAY NIGHT, HEATHERLY ASKED DORWIN IF HE KNEW SOCCER WAS INTRODUCED TO AMERICA BY COMMUNISTS, WHO HOPED TO USE THE SPORT TO FURTHER THEIR INTERESTS.

"I PLAYED ALONG WITH HIM AND SAID I DIDN'T KNOW THAT," DORWIN SAID. "LATER ON, HE CONFIDED HE HAD PLAYED THE SPORT AT CENTRAL HIGH IN THE LATE 1960s,"

DORWIN ALSO ALSO THANKED THE PLAYERS, THEIR PARENTS, FANS WHO ATTENDED AND THE FHS DUGOUT CLUB AND ITS OUTGOING PRESIDENT, MATT HAGENOW.

SIDE NOTE: DORWIN AND HEATHERLY ALSO DISCUSSED THE ADMIRALS' 4-1 WIN OVER CLINTON IN THE 1982 REGIONAL SEMIFINALS IN WHICH DORWIN STOLE THREE BASES AND SCORED TWO RUNS.

"I HAD BEEN WAITING TWO YEARS TO GET THE 'DELAYED STEAL' SIGN FROM COACH HEATHERLY. EARLY ON, HE FLASHES IT TO ME WHEN I'M ON FIRST BASE," DORWIN SAID. "I DIDN'T BELIEVE MY EYES, SO I STAYED NEAR FIRST WHEN THE CATCHER TOSSED THE BALL BACK TO THE PITCHER.

"HE GIVES THE SIGN AGAIN AND I STEAL SECOND. I ASKED HIM THURSDAY WHY IT TOOK SO LONG TO GIVE ME THAT SIGN."

"I HAD TO WAIT FOR THE RIGHT TIME," HEATHERLY DEADPANNED.

ADS ROLL TO STATE TITLE TOURNAMENT: FARRAGUT, DEFENDING CLASS AAA TITLISTS, CAUGHT FIRE TO REACH THE EIGHT-TEAM, DOUBLE-ELIMINATION SHOOTOUT.

FHS DROPPED KARNS 10-3 IN A REGIONAL SEMIFINAL, THEN EDGED NEIGHBORHOOD RIVAL HARDIN VALLEY 4-2 IN A REGION TITLE MATCH. A 3-2 SECTIONAL WIN OVER JOHNSON CITY SCIENCE HILL SENT THE ADS BACK TO MURFREESBORO AND A CHANCE TO REGAIN THEIR TITLE.

HARDIN VALLEY ALSO ADVANCED TO THE TOURNEY, WITH A 7-2 WIN AT KINGSPORT DOBYNS-BENNETT.

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP: WITH THE ADS IN THE UPPER BRACKET AND HARDIN VALLEY IN THE LOWER GROUP, THERE WAS A CHANCE THE EAST TENNESSEE POWERS COULD MEET FOR THE TITLE GAME.

WITH EVERYBODY GUNNING FOR FARRAGUT, THE HAWKS SNUCK UNDER THE RADAR, TAKING THREE STRAIGHT GAMES TO ADVANCE TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME.

FARRAGUT ADVANCED TO 38-6 WITH A 2-0 OPENING ROUND WIN OVER EAST HAMILTON BEFORE FALLING TO HOUSTON 5-1 THE FOLLOWING DAY.

THE ADS CAME TO LIFE WITH THREE STRAIGHT WINS (11-1 OVER RAVENWOOD, FOLLOWED BY 7-2 AND 4-3 VICTORIES OVER HOUSTON) TO SET UP A TITLE MATCH AGAINST THE HAWKS.

HARDIN VALLEY FINISHED ITS PITCHING-RICH TITLE RUN WITH A 10-2 DEFEAT OF FARRAGUT IN THE TITLE MATCH-UP. THE HAWKS ALLOWED JUST FIVE RUNS IN THEIR FOUR TOURNEY WINS.

IT WAS THE ADMIRALS' FIFTH RUNNER-UP FINISH, FALLING JUST SHORT IN 2013, 2002, 2001 AND 1988.

FARRAGUT HAS NINE STATE TITLES INCLUDING ITS FIRST IN 1982 - 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 AND 2014.

OVER THE PAST 33 YEARS, THE ADMIRALS HAVE WON OR FINISHED SECOND FOR STATE TITLES 14 TIMES.



,


3 comments:

  1. I am very much happy to share to every viewers that is reading this,I want to inform the whole public of how I got help for my herpes, I wanted this since 6 months ago, I have also taken treatment from some doctor,few weeks back I came on the net to see if I will be able to get any information as to cure my herpes, on my search I saw various testimony of people who was helped by a great man called Dr Akhigbe and without any hesitation, I contacted him, I wrote to him and and he guided me, I asked him for solutions and he started the remedies for me and indeed 3 weeks after I started using the medicine, I was completely happy as it worked for me.I went to the hospital for check up and indeed I was declared negative from my disease, and I also waited again for two weeks and went back to another hospital for check up to be fully sure and to my great surprise I was still declared negative, and I decided to share this great opportunity to those people out there fighting this sickness, You can contact him now for your medicine to cure your diseases, contact his Email; drrealakhigbe@gmail.com or Whatsapp +2348142454860. website. hpps:drrealakhigbe.weebly.com

    Dr Akhigbe also cure diseases like..
    HIV
    Herpes
    Cancer
    Chronic Disease
    Asthma
    Parkinson's disease
    External infection
    Als
    Nausea, Vomiting or Diarrhea
    Heart Disease
    Diabetes
    Kidney Disease
    Lupus
    Epilepsy
    Stroke
    Eczema
    Eating Disorder
    Back Pain. etc
    contact him for your solution.

    ReplyDelete
  2. have been living with this virus and it has been a serious problem to me, I was so confused cause i have been taking several drugs to be cured but all of my effort was in vain,one morning I was browsing through the internet then I saw several testimonies about Dr. Akhigbe curing people from Herpes virus and immediately i contacted Dr. Akhigbe on his email: drrealakhigbe@gmail.com, i told him about my troubles and he told me that i must be cured, he gave me some instructions and which i rightly followed. so he prepared a herbal medicine and sent it to me which i used for 2 weeks and i was cured everything was like a dream to me and my Herpes virus was totally gone, dr .Akhigbe, God bless you and give you more power and ability for more cure.I don't know if there is any one out there suffering for herpes virus or any of these diseases..DIABETES, CANCER, HIV/AIDS, HERPES HEPATITiS A AND B
    , HEART DISEASE, CHRONIC DISEASE,EPILEPSY, LUPUS, STROKE,PARKINSON'S DISEASE, SPINAL CORD INJURY, ECZEMA, KIDNEY DISEASE, ACME, BACK PAIN,EXTERNAL INFECTION etc. why don't you contact dr.Akhigbe today and be free from your diseases because he is very good and honest Doctor and he is also called the godfather of herbal root contact him via email; drrealakhigbe@gmail.com or whatsApp him on +2348142454860
    website https:drrealakhigbe.weebly.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. My name is Ella, am feeling so much better now after Dr.Hilary healed me of parkinson's disease with the help of a spell. it really hurt to have lost my sister with  this disease before meeting this great healer, I am so happy am cured now. A friend of mine Sofia from Germany told me how this great Dr Hilary healed  his Daughter with a spell, so I decided to contact him immediately for help. I did as he instructed and now am healed completely. What a magnificent experience with Dr Hilary. I will not stop sharing these testimonies until each patients recovered. Thanks to the great Dr.Hilary for restoring my health. Contact him via: Email>greatcureman@gmail.com WhatsApp> +2348152855846
    He also solve issues listed below
    (1)HIV/AIDS
    (2) Herpes virus
    (3) Do you want to be promoted in the office?
    (4) Spiritual protection
    (5) Do you want children?
    (6) Do you want to get rich?
    (7) You want your husband / wife to be yours forever?
    (8) Do you need financial assistance?
    (9) Are you cheated and want to Recover lost money?
    (10) Cancer treatment and various diseases
    (11) You want to stop divorce
    (12) Commercial protection
    (13) Looking for a job
    (14) Body care
    (15) Divorce spell. (16)Bring back my Ex.If you need to resolve any of these issues today, please contact the solution temple ...whatsapp .>+2348152855846 E-mail>greatcureman@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete

PURPOSE

THE PURPOSE OF PROJECT 20/20 IS TO RAISE MONEY TO FIND A CURE FOR YOUNG-ONSET PARKINSON'S DISEASE.

OUR GOAL IS TO HAVE 20 HIGH SCHOOL SPORTING EVENTS THROUGHOUT TENNESSEE HOLDING FUND-RAISING EVENTS BY THE YEAR 2020.

WE STARTED WELL A FEW YEARS AGO, WITH DONATIONS FROM THE GATE AT A RUGBY FESTIVAL AND FOUR BASEBALL GAMES IN THE FIRST YEAR.

PROJECT 20/20 IS NOW UNDER THE UMBRELLA OF THE THE KNOXVILLE-BASED KiMe FUND (http://www.kimecnd.org/) AS THEY FOCUS ON MOVEMENT DISORDERS, RAISING FUNDS PRIMARILY FOR PD.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

SUCCESSFUL NIGHT

-------------------------------------------------------------------

5th Annual Throwback Doubleheader at Farragut High to raise money for the KiMe Fund was held Thursday, April 24 and featured a featured a tripleheader. Bearden vs.Gibbs, CAK vs. McMinn Central and and the Admirals against Oak Ridge helped raise more than $950 through donations at the gate.

----------------------------------------------------------------------

IN FOUR PREVIOUS EVENTS HOSTED BY THE ADMIRALS, MORE THAN $5,000 HAS BEEN RAISED TO HELP FIND A CURE FOR PARKINSON'S DISEASE.