Dr. Jerry Brodlie Honored

Lisa Brodlie’s opening pitch. Weston Today photos

On Sunday April 14 a pick-up softball league took the field at Morehouse Park, opening the season with a tribute to the late Dr. Jerry Brodlie, who organized the league in 1990 and served as player and “commissioner” for over 30 years.

Dr. Brodlie passed away last October. On Sunday, his wife Lisa took the mound and delivered the season’s first pitch.

Peter Ottomano, the first of several regular players who reminisced about Dr. Brodlie, announced that Weston Parks and Recreation has officially designated the Dr. Jerry Brodlie Sunday Softball League. A plaque will be placed this summer at the Morehouse field where the league plays every Sunday morning from April through October.

The plaque describes Dr. Brodlie as “a slick fielding shortstop with soft hands, quick bat, a warm heart, and a signature smile. A natural field general with an ever present wit, he possessed an ability to organize games which were both competitive, and a source of many laughs. At this field, he made more than 1,000 appearances as a player, player-manager, and friend to all.”

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