The club is saddened to inform the Rams Family of the passing of Dennis Kennedy, the coach of our 1976/77 Div 1 Premiership. Dennis passed away yesterday afternoon after a long battle with cancer.
As the coach of our first Division 1 Premiership team, Dennis contributed so much to that golden era of RAMS baseball. It was so great to see Dennis at our Heritage Day and Premiership reunion last season. We're reliably informed that he had a great day reconnecting with his club and all of his players from that era.
When Paul Walshe connected with Dennis last year he mentioned he had been unwell but really played it down.
After a great day at the RAMS Heritage Day last year Dennis was buzzing after seeing lots of old team mates and his brand new RAMS cap took pride of place in his house. Dennis told many people how happy he was to have reconnected with NBC after so many years and that it was something he had wanted to do for many years. He was often telling people how proud he was of the club and where it was at and how far it had come since his days.
Dennis was looking forward to returning to this years Heritage Day, so it's great he was able to come back last year and see the club the holds him in such high esteem.
We will confirm funeral details once they are known.