Capitol Sports Vice President George Habel paid tribute to long-time Durham Bulls Ticket Taker Jerry Mach, who died late week. Habel shared his thoughts in his blog, Note to Self:
When Capitol Broadcasting Co. purchased the Durham Bulls in 1991 we unknowingly acquired an asset that would become priceless to our patrons and staff. That asset was a “ballpark assistant” named Jerry Mach.
He passed away last week just a few days before his 83rd birthday. The tributes on Facebook have been heartfelt from former employees and myriad interns who worked with Jerry over 2.5 decades. He was an eminently likeable man. Obituary.
With roots in the Bronx – and part-time stints with the Mets and Yankees – Jerry retired to Cary and took a seasonal job with the Bulls. His love of people, baseball and his un-southern accent made him a personality in our box office and at the main gate.
To his wife Joan and the family, we share your loss.