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NOTTLE RETURNS TO BROCKTON

on Jul 26, 2012
NOTTLE RETURNS TO BROCKTON

The Brockton Rox have added a legend to their coaching staff for the remainder of the 2012 season as they continue their journey towards the Futures Collegiate Baseball League playoffs. That is man is none other than the one and only Ed Nottle.

The Rox Hall of Famer is back for another season in the City of Champions, this time as the first base coach for all of Brockton’s remaining home games.

"It always feels good to be back in Brockton," said Nottle. "After spending half the summer away from the game, it's great to get back on the field."

Nottle was the manager of the Rox from 2002-2005 and led Brockton to the 2003 Northeast League Championship in the club’s second year of existence. The Indiana native returned to Brockton in 2009 and served as the assistant coach for the next three seasons.

“We’re pleased to have Ed back with the Rox for the rest of the season,” said General Manager Tom Healy. “A man of his character should really provide a spark both on the field and in the clubhouse.”

Nottle, who has spent over 50 years in professional baseball as both a player and a manager, will get his first taste of collegiate baseball this summer as the Rox approach the final two weeks of the 2012 season. Brockton (19-20) currently stands in a three-way tie for fifth place in the FCBL standings with the Pittsfield Suns and the Seacoast Mavericks, but are just two games out of fourth place with 15 games left to play. With Nottle on hand, expect the Rox to rally for a playoff run down the final stretch of the season.