Tribute to Derwood "Pops" Penney

Daily Sun photo/Ron Farmer

Navarro's players and fans paid tribute to Derwood "Pops" Penney before the team's home opening game Saturday.

Navarro's baseball team honored Derwood "Pops" Penney before the team's home opening game Saturday afternoon.

Pops was a longtime volunteer coach for the Bulldogs and much beloved by players and members of Corsicana's community.

He touched the hearts of countless players over the years, and changed their lives on and off the diamond, and was one of the most respected, admired and loved baseball figures in Corsicana.

Pops passed away during the offseason, and his wife Wanda recently passed away. The Navarro players and fans paid tribute to both before Saturday's game.

The Bulldogs are wearing black patches with the number "26" this season to honor Pops. 

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