The Hamilton Thunderbirds-Oshawa Dodgers senior Intercounty Baseball League game for Sunday (July 23) will start an hour earlier than originally scheduled. Thunderbirds General Manager Adeo Calcagri moved the game at Bernie Arbour Stadium to 1:05 pm so the Dodgers team would be able to return to Oshawa for the evening visitation at the funeral home for Troy May.
The 39-year-old May, the Dodgers owner, died earlier this week from complication resulting from a serious car accident last weekend. His wife, Lori, received minor injuries and was released from hospitals but sons Jamie and Connor, remain in hospital with serious injuries. Jamie is at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and Connor in McMaster Children’s Hospital.
The league has also postponed all games on Monday when May’s funeral will be held. The Thunderbirds game slated for Monday against the Stratford Nationals will be played either Wednesday or Thursday night in Hamilton.
Friday night in Barrie, the Baycats held an evening of remembrance for May during their game with the Guelph Royals which Barrie won 4-3. The Baycats and fans at the game raised $1,931 for the May family. They will seek additional donations this evening when the Brantford Red Sox play. The final total will be presented to the May family on Monday.
May was the president of the Oshawa Legion Minor Baseball Association and the Eastern Ontario Baseball Association. He was a former coach of the Oshawa Junior Legionnaires before starting the Dodgers in 2002. May managed Durham Sports Wholesale in Oshawa. He served as the field manager for the team during its first four years before stepping down to become the third base coach this season.