|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.