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Agawam Little League remembers, honors Carl Beane

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AGAWAM, MA (WSHM) -

Agawam native Carl Beane died in a car accident in Sturbridge on May 9, 2012.

Beane was better known to Red Sox Nation as the voice of Fenway Park.

As a part of their season-opening ceremonies Saturday morning, Agawam Little League paid tribute to the man they say never forgot where he came from.

With Beane's family in attendance, league and city officials unveiled a monument behind field number one at Memorial Field.

The league also announced that the field with the monument will now be known as Carl Beane Field.

Beane played and coached for Agawam Little League and his brother told CBS 3 that Saturday's ceremony was a fitting tribute.

"He always was an Agawam boy, western Massachusetts," said Darryl Beane. "He always thought it was very cool that someone from a small town could be on the biggest stage in the world and then to be honored with a monument like this. He always said he wanted to leave a mark and never be forgotten. I think he has accomplished that."

Beane became the voice of Fenway Park in 2002, and was with the team for arguably its most successful run in franchise history.

The enjoyment that came with the job was not something he kept to himself.

"My joke to him was that you just did not get the job, our whole family got the job because he included us in everything," said Darryl. "We had a very candid photo of my dad that we took. My father was a huge Red Sox fan. Some of his ashes are buried at Fenway and last year I also buried some of my brother's ashes at Fenway Park."

Along with the little league honors, the Agawam High School class of 1971 paid tribute to Beane. They donated a bench that will be located along the third base side of Carl Beane Field.

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