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Bakersfield College says goodbye to longtime fan

Vincent Perez

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Bakersfield College baseball lost its biggest supporter, Chuck Pierce on Aug. 7. Pierce died at the age of 78 due a heart attack in Idaho. Pierce was often seen at the BC baseball games.

BC baseball coach Tim Painton responded in an e-mail about how Pierce was viewed in the community.

“Chuck was the baseball ambassador of Bakersfield. He loved the game and would talk baseball with anyone who would listen.”

Painton noted Pierce’s professional experience and where his heart really was.

“He scouted professionally for many years, most recently with the [San Diego] Padres, but his true passion was baseball in Bakersfield. He was passionate about BC baseball and the Bakersfield Blaze and for many years, rarely missing a home game involving either team.”

Painton added how Pierce’s legacy will be remembered. “Chuck was a great friend to our program and someone who will be missed not only by our coaches and players, but by all the people he came in contact with around our ball park.”

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Bakersfield College says goodbye to longtime fan