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Tucson little league field dedicated to late player

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TUCSON -- A west side Tucson baseball diamond at Joaquin Murrieta Park is where 13-year-old Harry Hoskinson fell in love with the game. 

"He loved to get everyone fired up in the dugouts, he loved to watch it on TV, he just loved baseball," Harry's mother Sherry Hoskinson said.  

Harry died in 2014 at the age of 13. 

Saturday night, the field where he felt most at home was dedicated to Harry, a catcher, who will always be remembered for what his mom calls a fierce loyalty.

"A bright happy, mischievous, loyal, athletic, hard-working kid."

For decades, Western Little League games have been played in this setting in the spring. But on this crisp night where lights shined brightly on both the base paths and the mound, Harry's dad called the dedication a true honor.

"He'd put on his catcher's stuff on and by the third inning he was controlling the whole game," Timothy Hoskinson said of his son. "My son was a hero. He was the spirit of life." 

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