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Stump Merrill to attend meet-and-greet in Bangor

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Maine Sports Hall Of Fame Maine Sports Hall Of Fame

BANGOR - Carl "Stump" Merrill, former manager of the New York Yankees, will be the guest at a Maine Sports Hall of Fame gathering 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Holiday Inn at 404 Odlin Road in Bangor. The meet and greet is free and open to all members of the Maine Sports Hall of Fame and their guests.

Merrill, special assistant to the general manager of the Yankees, managed the Yankees in 1990-91 and guided minor league teams for decades. He graduated from Brunswick High School and the University of Maine, where he caught for the 1964 College World Series team before playing in the minors. Merrill is a 1992 Maine Sports Hall of Fame inductee. This past June, he was also inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame for his officiating skills.

Dick Whitmore is president of the Maine Sports Hall of Fame, which was established in 1972. The MSHoF gives scholarships to outstanding Maine high school scholar-athletes and honors Maine athletes and sports figures who have brought distinction and honor to the state. For information on the MSHoF and becoming a member, visit http://www.mshof.com/donations/. In addition, nominations for 2014 inductees and student-athlete scholarship recipients are being accepted; nomination forms may be downloaded at http://mshof.com/nomination/.

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