Boston Globe: Framingham’s O’Connor Heads Alma Mater’s Baseball Program

By Lenny Megliola | Globe Correspondent | Feb. 28, 2013

Sean O'Connor desperately wanted to wear the Framingham South High School baseball uniform, back in the late 1970s. His dream from the time he could grip a baseball was to take the mound for the Flyers.

"But I found out freshmen couldn't play varsity," he said. "That irked me. It really bothered me because I knew I could pitch for the varsity as a freshman."

Enter Bill Fulginite, then the coach at Marian High.

The small Catholic school in Framingham had no restrictions on freshmen playing varsity sports. O'Connor went to Marian. He refined his skills the first year and went 11-0 as a sophomore. After his senior season, when he finished 12-0 with a 0.30 earned run average, he was named the Globe's Division 3 Player of the Year.

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