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Lindenhurst names field in honor of Michael Canobbio

Lindenhurst baseball coach Mike Canobbio.

Lindenhurst baseball coach Mike Canobbio. Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

A Lindenhurst school field is being named for one of the district’s most successful coaches.

The Lindenhurst Middle School baseball field will be named after Michael Canobbio, longtime varsity baseball coach at the high school.

The event, to take place March 24 at 1 p.m., will feature speeches by those who know Canobbio, as well as the unveiling of a new sign with his name.

Canobbio, 62, recorded his 500th win as varsity baseball coach last year as he led the team to its second straight Suffolk County League II title.

In his 35 years of coaching, the team earned 28 playoff appearances and 10 league titles. In 2010, the team won its first county title since 1963 and its first-ever state championship.

In May, Canobbio is due to be inducted into the Suffolk County Sports Hall of Fame.

Canobbio, who is a retired sixth-grade teacher for the district, has been director of Lindenhurst Village’s summer recreation program for more than 30 years. He grew up in Lindenhurst and is a graduate of the high school.

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