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Looney left a legacy of aces

Beloved softball mentor continues to guide his star pupils -- on the mound and off

Updated: August 18, 2012, 1:38 AM ET
By Scott Barboza | ESPNBoston.com

Peter Looney was as much a scientist as he was a softball coach.

The late Apponequet Regional High coach and mentor to countless young pitchers across southeastern New England built a reputation through a lifetime of study devoted to exactly one thing -- the mechanics of the underhanded windmill throw. His laboratory was "The Garage," a space at Looney's house that hardly ever saw a car. Instead there were hundreds upon thousands of pitches thrown by two generations of many of the region's ...

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