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In memoriam: James J. McNally

Cape Cod LeagueJames J. McNally, deputy commissioner of the summer-collegiate Cape Cod League, passed away yesterday after suffering injuries from a fall from a rooftop. He was 61.

McNally started as an umpire in the circuit. His day job was as a roofer, and he suffered the injuries while he was on the job. From Cape Cod Online:

The initial call, from the man’s son, reported that he fell about 25 feet, Ames said. When first responders arrived, it was determined the fall was between 35 and 40 feet, he added.

A MedFlight helicopter was requested to land at a weigh station in West Barnstable on Route 6 while the Fire Department was en route, Ames said.

But the helicopter was delayed, and the man — identified by friends as McNally — took a turn for the worse, Ames said.

McNally later passed away at Cape Cod Hospital.

McNally was a popular figure in Cape Cod League circles; he was one of those passionate figures who make summer-collegiate ball work.


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