Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

City Sports Icon Lived for Baseball.(Final)(Obituary)

Byline: Paul Logan Journal Staff Writer

* LaCour pitched in Negro Leagues before moving to Albuquerque and working at the Sportsplex

Emile "Boo" LaCour

Emile "Boo" LaCour, former Negro Leagues baseball pitcher, was affectionately known to many as "the old white-haired man" who worked at the Albuquerque Sportsplex's front gate.

LaCour, who coached several semi-pro teams, was a friend to hundreds of baseball and softball players and was considered a city sports icon.

He died Friday of complications from Alzheimer's disease. LaCour was 87.

John Bachechi, a Seattle Mariners scout and longtime friend, said LaCour "lived and breathed baseball. …

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