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Ainsworth, Eddie (1985)

Updated: Dec 13, 2019

A successful coach, Ainsworth Is best remembered by Maine fans as an umpire in the 1930s, Ainsworth was busy

pitching and coaching. He was a durable, heady right-hander who appeared for several teams including the Mercantile League's Fox A.C. One day. Ainsworth pitched and won both ends of a double header and was six for nine at the plate. He coached East Deering Cummings school to three grammar school titles in six years in 1930s. He presently coaches the Yarmouth Senior-Little League team that went 10-1 to win the championship in 1984.

But it was as an umpire that Ainsworth really starred. A charter member of the Western Maine board he began in 1946. For the next 27 years he worked games on every level from junior high to college. Ainsworth was a perennial choice for the state American Legion tournament at Togus. Five times-he was selected for New England Legion tournaments and was twice elected to work in the legion World Series.

Ainsworth, also a fine Bowler, lives in Yarmouth. a town he represented in the Maine Legislature from 1982 to 1984

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