A softball field in Danbury will be renamed for a former firefighter who died unexpectedly in April. Last week, the City Council approved changing the name of a Rogers Park field in memory of Thomas "Moose" Lynch. Field #2 will be dedicated to Lynch.
He served with the Danbury Fire Department for 30 years before retiring in 2008. Lynch was an avid softball player and involved with local and national leagues. He is a member of the Connecticut softball Hall of Fame. Lynch served as an umpire until his unexpected passing.
Parks and Rec Director Nick Kaplanis was approached by the local league about renaming the field in Lynch's memory. He says this is a wonderful tribute to a lifelong Danbury resident who gave so much back to the City.
The field will be dedicated next month.