Lucien Huot, known as “The Voice of The Ballpark,” passed away on New Year’s Day at 82. Huot was instrumental in revitalizing The Ballpark and bringing baseball back to Old Orchard Beach (ME).
In addition to volunteering countless hours as a member of the Old Orchard Beach Ballpark Commission, Huot sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “God Bless America” at every Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide (Futures Collegiate Baseball League) home game last season. He was also the first person to sing the national anthem at The Ballpark when the Triple-A Maine Guides (International League) first took the field when it opened in 1984. Read more here. Watch and listen to Huot sing here.
From the Raging Tide:
The Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide lost a valued member of its family this week, as Lucien Huot passed away at 82 years young. Huot, who was known to many as the “Voice of The Ballpark”, was instrumental in revitalizing the park and bringing baseball back to the beach.
Huot touched the hearts of fans and players alike in our two year history, singing the National Anthem and God Bless America proudly at home games. He even studied the Canadian National Anthem for our players and fans from across the border.
We will miss you friend.
In Loving memory of
Lucien E. Huot
Jan. 5 1930 – Jan. 1 2013