ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany baseball Legend Paul Eames feels honored to have a tournament started in his name.
Saturday was day two of the first annual Paul Eames baseball tournament and the 83 year old coaching legend was on hand braving the hot temperatures to take in the action.
Eames was honored for his contributions to Albany's youth.
Eames spent decades coaching legion baseball in Albany. He led Post 30 to four state titles. Eames is hoping this tournament will be able to carry on the legacy of legion baseball by helping young men earn scholarships to college. All proceeds from the tournament will benefit a scholarship fund for one of the players.
"All these guys behind me, they got scholarships and so they want to see the young kids get them too. That's why they're out here these guys right here if you talk to them will tell you if it wouldn't have been for going to college they probably wouldn't have the jobs they have now. And that's the most important thing" said Eames.
Eames served as the Albany Recreation and Parks athletic director for nearly 28 years. He also led Deerfield Windsor to its first state championship in 1984.