On a special night at the baseball diamond, the Fairbury Juniors and Seniors Legion Baseball Teams took the time to recognize Frank Rice, who has earned a spot in the Nebraska Baseball Hall of Fame, for his achievements and for his dedication to building the community.
Rice began playing with the Fairbury Independents in the late 1930s, and continued playing after high school until he signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates, playing a total of 12 seasons of professional baseball.
After finishing his baseball career, he coached baseball in Fairbury and joined civic organizations, like the Optimist Club. He was invited to throw out the first pitch at the Juniors Baseball Game on Tuesday.
The Juniors played hard in their last game of the regular season, claiming a 5-1 victory against Adams in seven innings. Here are some photos from their game:
The Seniors Legion Team took to the field after the Juniors, rallying in the second inning, scoring a number of runs. They finished the game victorious against Adams with a final score of 10-6. Here are some photos from their game: