Borg: Central Falls honors native son Roland Hemond

From Linda Borg at the Providence Journal on August 3, 2018, on SABR member Roland Hemond:

Roland Hemond, a longtime major-league baseball executive and a native of Central Falls, was honored Friday by having a Little League field named after him.

PawSox President Dr. Charles Steinberg described Hemond as someone who “always treated people beautifully” during his rise through the major leagues.

“He’s always been a teacher,” Steinberg told two dozen young children broiling in the sun at Higginson Park. “This is also a day to remember the dreams you have, that you can be anything you want to be. Here is a gentleman from Central Falls, who many years later, is honored by the Hall of Fame with the Buck O’Neil Lifetime Achievement Award. It’s a real example that your dreams can come true.”

Hemond, who is 88, worked in Major League Baseball for 50 years, starting as scouting director for the Milwaukee Braves in the 1950s. He was general manager of the White Sox from 1970 to 1985, and of the Baltimore Orioles from 1988 to 1995. As recently as last year he was special assistant to the president of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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Originally published: August 3, 2018. Last Updated: August 3, 2018.