Ray Moore, an 89 year old resident at Ashwood Place has always dreamed of being a professional baseball player. Ray, who once played Center Field for the Lexington Merchants in the Old Bluegrass League, was discovered by chance while a scout looking at a player for the other team noticed his talents and invited him to join the Pittsburg Pirates training camp. However, that dream seemed short lived as Ray joined the military leaving this dream behind. Or so he thought! Nearly 70 years later as a resident of Ashwood Place his dream was rediscovered and it’s seemed only fitting that he throw out the opening pitch at the Lexington Legends game on August 24th. So he began practicing his pitch with the Rehab team at Ashwood Place. Even though the night was all about Ray his only mission was to get a ball signed for Cooper Quire a young friend who plays baseball here locally. His mission was complete after having both catchers sign a ball for Cooper. After his pitch Ray joined his family, friends and fellow Ashwood Place residents in the stands.
Thanks to the Lexington Legend’s and Digital Expressions for their help making this dream come true.