CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association will name its annual all-star game in the late Joe Walsh's honor, the association announced. The NEIBA Joe Walsh All-Star Game will be played Sunday, June 1 at LeLacheur Park in Lowell, Mass., at 7 p.m., and will bear the former Crimson skipper's name moving forward.
Walsh passed away in July 2012 after serving 17 years as the head baseball coach at Harvard. In his self-proclaimed "dream job," Walsh led the Crimson to five Ivy League titles and five appearances in the NCAA tournament. His teams won the Red Rolfe Division on eight occasions and compiled 347 wins during his time in Cambridge.
His involvement in the game reached much farther than Harvard, as he also ran camps and clinics throughout New England and coached in the Cape Cod Baseball League. Walsh coached on the Cape as far back as 1988, when he was the head coach of the Brewster Whitecaps, and also served as the pitching coach for the Wareham Gatemen from 1991 to 1998.