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MAC Legend Hal Loughary Dies

(Park Hills) A MAC legend has passed away. Coach Hal Loughary started up the MAC Baseball program in 1967, and remained head coach until 1987. He died this morning at the age of 92. The Mineral Area College Baseball Field was dedicated to Loughary in 2004, and bears the name Hal Loughary Field. Loughary was also part of the inaugural class of the St. Francois County Rotary Mineral Area College Hall of Fame. Mineral Area College Athletic Director and another former head Cardinal coach Jim Gerwitz says it’s a sad day for MAC athletics…

Current coach Blake Jones says Loughary continued to be a friend to the program…

Jones says always had a sharp baseball mind…

Loughary won a school record 41 games in 1981.
Loughary lettered in both baseball and basketball at Murray State University in Murray, KY., where he was inducted into the Hall of Fame for both sports. The St. Louis Cardinals signed him to play in their Class D team when he graduated in 1950.

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