ALL GAMES AT LEXINGTON HIGH ON SUNDAY, JUNE 24
11:00 AM- MELROSE AMERICANS VS MALDEN MADDOGS
1:00 PM- ANDRE CHIEFS VS LEXINGTON BLUE SOX
3:00 PM- WAKEFIELD MERCHANTS VS READING BULLDOGS
5:00 PM- SOMERVILLE ROYALS VS WATERTOWN REDS
The Lexington Blue Sox annually host the Jerie DeAngelis Memorial Day of Baseball. Jerie was and will always remain a vital part of the Blue Sox organization. In recognition and honor of Jerie, the annual Day of Baseball will feature eight Intercity League teams this year.
Jerie DeAngelis’ imprint is evident, and her unconquerable spirit continues to exist and flourish, throughout the Blue Sox Baseball Program. The design of the uniforms, hats, sweatsuits, windbreakers, tee shirts, team bags, and other gear are Jerie’s creation. The Blue Sox logos, for which there are many, were designed by Jerie with precision. The Blue Sox’s 1998 Intercity league Championship Rings bear her unique imprint. Since the inception of the Blue Sox in 1995, Jerie produced the Blue Sox game programs for all home games.
More importantly, Jerie cared about and helped the Blue Sox players off the diamond. She assisted and advised players with their career decisions, she fed players at planned and impromptu dinners and hosted team parties. Friendships were formed between Jerie and players’ wives, mothers and girl friends. Those bonds will never be broken.
In addition to her significant and meaningful work with the Blue Sox, Jerie had a passion for amateur athletics in Lexington. She was a Lexington High School Basketball and Baseball Booster and was instrumental in the Lexington Babe Ruth program. Jerie was also a Trustee of Curry College. She assisted numerous high school athletes with their college plans and financial aid decisions. In 1998 she was the recipient of the Lexington High School Basketball Boosters Award in recognition of her outstanding support of that program. Curry College also awarded Jerie an honorary Doctor of Education degree at its 1998 Commencement.
In 1995, the Blue Sox set out to put together an organization which would represent the Town of Lexington in a first class manner in the competitive Intercity League. That goal was achieved thanks in large part to Jerie’s work and concern. Her graphic designs, advice and counsel evidence her commitment to the Town. Along with Dick Perry, Larry Kohler, Nick Santosuosso and Rick DeAngelis, Jerie was an important part of the efforts to improve the Center Field Baseball facility. Jerie was a key contributor to the Lexington Lights Project at the center Field Diamond.