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NorCal's McRorie, 75, Still Played in 50 League

April 1, 2015 – Joe Ruggiero SSUSA staff

By Joseph Ruggiero

Softball News Reports

Darrel McRorie, 75, a member of the Golden Seniors Softball Club since 1991, died on March 26. The Roseville, Calif., resident had a passion for softball that was very much alive until the very end.

Tony Sansone, president of Golden Seniors Softball Club, said that “Darrel played in just about every League offered by the club; Monday mornings, Tuesday mornings and several of the night leagues. He was still playing in Thursday night league at age 75 with 50-year-old tournament players. That tells you what kind of a ball player he was.”

An all-conference baseball player while he attended college at Sacramento State, McRorie’s love of the game extended into the autumn years of his life. “He played a great third base and could hit to all the fields,” said Sansone.

McRorie once confided to Sansone, “I’ll keep playing until I embarrass myself,” a humble testimony to McRorie’s commitment to the game.

McRorie was a teacher and coach in the Grant joint Union School District before he retired years ago. He also served in the Navy and retired as lieutenant commander, serving two combat tours in Vietnam.

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