We’d like to thank Elliot for the following story.
Growing up in the Palisades area of Rockland County, New York it was wasn’t unusual to see Bill Murray once in a while, as he was a resident. I think I ran into him a few times at the post office and in Piermont walking around. This however is my highlight memory of Bill Murray:
It was the championship game for the Palisades-Sparkill Baseball League. I must have been around 11 at the time, so this would have taken place around 1994-1995. My team was playing Bill Murray’s sons team for the league title. I was playing second base when lo and behold; Bill Murray takes over as his sons’ team’s first base coach. I was a big Ghostbusters fan growing up, so I was momentarily awestruck.
I was taking the game seriously, so as we started the inning I forgot all about Dr. Peter Venkman standing to my left. As I remember it, there was a runner on second base, close game, late in the innings when someone hit a hard line drive to my right. I dove and caught the ball, saving a run from scoring. As I threw back the ball to the pitcher, Bill Murray yells “Hey nice play, DON’T DO IT AGAIN!” It was a funny moment.