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“GG” Rutherford press box dedication

James “Skip” Rutherford III speaks to the Lyon College baseball team and others attending a press box dedication ceremony Friday in honor of his father and Lyon Athletics Hall of Fame member, James L. “GG” Rutherford Jr. He told the Scots baseball team that his father loved Lyon baseball and, if he were still alive, he’d been at Friday’s game …

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