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Longtime Chautauqua MSBL Player Bart Carruth Passes Away at 60

Submitted by Charlie LaDuca, Chautauqua League President

It is with a heavy heart that I write about the passing of a great friend and teammate. Bart Carruth was the co-founder of the Chautauqua MSBL here in Western New York back in 1992. He was a member of our original Yankees team all those years ago. Bart was the ace of our pitching staff, as well as our best hitter. Over the next twenty-five years, we played together in numerous MSBL regional tournaments as well as the World Series. His easy-going manner and sense of humor belied his fierce competitive nature. Bart was an amazing teammate and friend. Shortly after his sixtieth birthday two weeks ago he suffered a massive heart attack. It is always difficult losing such a tremendous member of our baseball family. Rest in peace my good friend.

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