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Lesley made golf event fun

Brad Lesley, a regular participant in the Legends Double Play Weekend gathering in Half Moon Bay, has died. The former Major League pitcher died Saturday at the age of 54 due to kidney failure.

The Half Moon Bay events, featuring former professional baseball players, included a barbecue at Cameron’s Restaurant & Inn and a golf tournament at the Half Moon Bay Golf Links. Lesley graciously shared stories of his times pitching in the Major Leagues as well as stories of his acting career.

One of my lasting memories of him took place at the 2004 barbecue, when he and local singer Auri Nagger took to the stage to sing, “Mr. Bojangles.”

Lesley made it a point to come to Half Moon Bay to participate in the tournament. I always looked forward to seeing him how much I loved a movie he was in called “Little Big League.”

In a 2007 interview with the Review, Lesley said he really enjoyed coming to Half Moon Bay to play, especially on the Old Course.

“The 18th hole is so scenic,” he said. “There are two great par-3 holes. There isn’t a bad hole on the course.”

He will be missed by baseball fans and movie buffs alike.


Comments

Such a wonderful, loving man! The heart of a giant and the smile of an impish child! Animal touched mine and my childrens lives more than he will ever know.

My thoughts and prayers are with his beautiful family.

Thank you Major League Baseball Players Alumni and Boys and Girls of the Coastside for bringing these great people, and heros to the Coast!

Ellen Angelini


Brad had a big public persona but he was as well a caring and genuine man.

I had the pleasure (as did my brothers) of having Brad as a high school baseball coach in Turlock in the 70's.

He'll be missed.


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