By MaryAnn Peteya
He loved wiffleball and Spanish. He loved the Detroit Tigers and tacos de carne asada. But most of all Tom Sharp loved God and the people of Mexico.
After Tom’s 1989 death from colon cancer, his friends Bruce Hoeflich, and brothers Richard and James Beal, decided to honor his memory in a unique
way – one that paid tribute to their friendships and to Tom’s love of baseball – with a softball tournament in Galion, Ohio.
This summer, the tournament marks its 30th year, and for the past 20, it has been raising funds to spread the gospel in Mexico – their friend’s adopted homeland.