Another Winning Season: The Legend of Don Schaly

Posted by Andrea Nay on August-31-2009 Add Comments

“That’s him.” 

The lone figure stood unrecognizably about twenty yards up ahead, on the steps leading to the diamond.  The shadow of stadium lights gave the appearance of a halo outlining his hunched form, and a single line of wispy cigarette smoke rose above him. 

I asked my father how he could be so sure. 

“See that trail of smoke?” Dad said. “It’s him.  No question.”

Don Schaly lived at Pioneer Park.  No, check that.  He was Pioneer Park.  The winningest college coach in baseball history spent his lifetime molding major league prospects and accounting majors alike into Division III kings at Mariett...

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