It was the feel-good story of the FCIAC year: The benevolent act of Trumbull’s Casey Mack. The former Eagles third baseman won acclaim when, without telling anyone else, he purchased two new bats for the Bridgeport Central, Warren Harding and Bassick baseball teams.
The FCIAC coaches were so touched that they decided to name a sportsmanship award in Mack’s honor. If you are unfamiliar with the story, you can read it here.
Word of the benevolent act by Mack, who graduated and now attends the Community College of Rhode Island, caught the attention of the people who run the Stan Musial Award, which honors the legacy of the former St. Louis Cardinals Hall-of-Famer, celebrating the greatest moments and stories of sportsmanship from around the nation. Formerly the National Sportsmanship Awards, the event is now named for the late St. Louis sports icon.
The awards took place on Nov. 9 and Mack attended with his mother and Phil Pacelli, his coach at Trumbull.
Here is the video that was put together during Mack’s presentation. It is as impressive as his charitable effort.