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Baseball Field To Be Renamed in Honor of John Salone.


The Geneva Red Wings will hold a special ceremony tomorrow night.

The field at McDonough Park will be named for the late groundskeeper John Salone. The “John Salone Field” sign will be unveiled at the top of the scoreboard Thursday night before the game between Geneva and Batavia.

Salone, who was 66-years old, died last August.  He was a 1974 graduate of De Sales High School and was a member of the first catholic baseball team, to win the Sectional Class B title in 1974. John was a man of the community serving as the mayor of Lyons from 1997-2001, director of Lyons Community Center, Geneva City Ward 6 Councilor, General Manager of Geneva Red Wings Baseball, devoted member of the Sons of Italy and former owner of Café Roma in Lyons.

Family members, and city officials will take part in a ceremony Thursday night which begins at 6:30p.m.

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