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  • Tom Mulcahy Zag Hall of Famer passes at age 88

    Tom Mulcahy had quite a legacy with Gonzaga as a Captain of the basketball and baseball teams as well as a coach and teacher. After graduating from Gonzaga in 1955 Tom played minor league baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates as a pitcher, he was signed by Bing Crosby, which he later left to become a Jesuit Priest. Tommy Lasorda was a lifelong friend, they met when Tom pitched batting practice for his minor league team while in the priesthood. After being ordained he took a job with the San Diego Padres as a Scout then in the administration in San Diego as head of group ticket sales. Tom hosted a golf tournament the 3rd weekend in March in Yuma AZ for 25 years with many Zags and friends. For many years he also headed up a group that provided a party and gift cards to Marines in need around the holidays. Tom passed peacefully last week in his hometown of Butte. RIP Tom.
    It's not the size of the Bulldog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the Bulldog!

    GO ZAGS!!!

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    Thank you for sharing this. I had heard the name, but didn't know any details. Interesting life.

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    • #3
      Fr. Mulcahy was on campus when I was an undergrad in late '60s. Not sure whether he was teaching or what his role was; but, he liked to hang out with students and play whatever sport was in season. He had the moves of a jock but I didn't really know much about his history until he participated in a pick-up softball game on what used to be a baseball field behind the old COG. We were warming up and playing catch. He started throwing me overhand curveballs -- with a softball. I said something to one of the other guys about it and got the response, "didn't you know he used to pitch in the pro's?" Those Jebbies! Amazing people. Always a backstory. Lots of accomplishments and humanity.

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      • #4
        Tom Mulcahy was one of Butte America's finest.

        https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries...?pid=197894091

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        • #5
          Originally posted by mtzaga View Post
          Tom Mulcahy was one of Butte America's finest.

          https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries...?pid=197894091
          That was a full life.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by mtzaga View Post
            Tom Mulcahy was one of Butte America's finest.

            https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries...?pid=197894091

            https://buttesports.com/tom-mulcahy-...od-to-be-true/

            If you ever get a chance to follow the Zags to San Diego for a game against the Toreros, go eat at Bully's where Tom used to Host. Great spot.

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