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McAvoy put local teams on national softball map

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Services will be held Saturday for Thomas J. “Mac” McAvoy of Stillwater, a former Major League Baseball player who managed local fast-pitch softball teams to national and world prominence and later was inducted into the International Softball Congress Hall of Fame.

McAvoy, 74, died Saturday, following a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

During a managing career that spanned five decades, McAvoy’s teams, including those carrying the sponsor names of Peckham’s Place, Lieber’s and Heflin ...

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