Copiague Baseball Field Dedicated to Former Athletic Director

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To recognize the many contributions he has made to both the school and the community, Copiague School District dedicated its baseball field to Tom “T-Bone” Giordano at a ceremony on May 11. Surrounded by community members, school district administrators, board of education members and friends and family, the sign marking the field’s new moniker was unveiled.

Mr. Giordano has been involved in the baseball community for 71 years. He served as Copiague’s athletic director from 1968-1979. He has been a Major League player, a minor league manager and spent many years as a professional scout. Mr. Giordano is currently a scout for the Atlanta Braves. He was inducted into the Professional Scouting Hall of Fame in 2008.

Ray Negron, community advisor for the New York Yankees, and friend of Mr. Giordano, spoke about his guidance through the years. “You are a true mentor and have done so much for so many people,” he said. “And you are still doing it every day. Copiague, he is a part of you and 100 years from now, you can look at this sign and remember Tom Giordano.”

Copiague varsity baseball coach Bill Bennett, along with the Copiague athletic department, varsity and junior varsity baseball teams, presented Mr. Giordano with a Copiague baseball jersey and made him an honorary team captain. 

“There are so many people in Copiague, present and past, that played an important part in helping me become a member of the Copiague faculty,” Mr. Giordano said. “Copiague became a great part of my life. The years that I had at Copiague were not even paralleled by my years in baseball. This is where I started and this is why I am so happy to be here today.”