William T Berryman
William T. Berryman was honored by the City of Escondido on August 10, 2021 at Kit Carson Park Baseball Fields. Bill and his wife donated two new baseball scoreboards to the City and Escondido Youth Baseball. That day was their 64th wedding anniversary.
This gift came about because Bill loved to play baseball and played in the Texas-New Mexico League years and years ago. He gave up an offer to go to the Cleveland Indians Training Camp because he was getting married to Jessie in a week and stated that he could not support a wife on what he would earn playing in the minors.
In 2013, he was invited to be the guest speaker at the Pittsburgh Pirates training camp at the Pirate City in Florida. His son in Law, Mark Walker, set it up.
Bill spoke to all the players and rookies on what it meant to play baseball for “LOVE OF THE GAME”. In his speech he also reminded everyone to play with “DESIRE, INTEGRITY AND A POSITIVE ATTITUDE”.
Bill Died on August 15, 2021 of complications of Lewy Body.
Hopefully young ball players will look up at the Scoreboards, see stats and read the reminders from Bill.
To follow in the footprints of a man like William T Berryman is the greatest gift I can wish for you. He lived his life with integrity, love, patience, kindness, and the sweetness that reflected his love and teachings of our Lord.
I can only pray that God will Bless this world with more men like the baby he brought into the world on June 19, 1932.
He grew up to become an example to his family, friends and everyone who knew this wonderful, loving man.
He will be missed by his loving family, Jessie, Linda, Mark, Wyatt, Bob, Lupita and other family members and friends who knew and loved him.
In Loving Memory
William Thomas Berryman
Born June 19, 1932
Went to be with the Lord
August 15, 2021
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