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Where’s Marlin?

"Uncle" Marlin R. Cromley (third from right), with the team from Mexico that will play Saturday afternoon in the Series' international championship game against Japan
“Uncle” Marlin R. Cromley (third from right), with the team from Mexico that will play Saturday afternoon in the Series’ international championship game against Japan
Cromley has a long-standing practice of taking starting pitchers to the stadium via golf cart rather than on foot, adding to their special feeling of going to the mound. He is pictured with Daniel Zaragoza, Mexico's pitcher from Thursday's win over Latin America.
Cromley has a long-standing practice of taking starting pitchers to the stadium via golf cart rather than on foot, adding to their special feeling of going to the mound. He is pictured with Daniel Zaragoza, Mexico’s pitcher from Thursday’s win over Latin America.

Many students have asked staff at The College Store where “the man up front” is this semester. Marlin R. Cromley, the morning cashier/customer service associate in the store, is out for the start of classes working his “other” job. For well over a decade, Cromley has volunteered his time to be a Little League “uncle” – one of the local folks who spend the two weeks of the Little League Baseball World Series helping the teams get acclimated to being away from home. This year, he drew the team from Mexico. While he has thoroughly enjoyed this year’s Series, he is looking forward to coming back to work next week. “The College Store congratulates Marlin and all of the other hundreds of volunteers, including Penn College students and staff, who spend many hours helping to make the Little League World Series the most memorable event possible for the players, their families and visitors,” said Matt P. Branca, the store’s director.
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