Friday was a big day for Mike Chiapparelli, long time Mamaroneck ice hockey and baseball coach.
He picked up his 1,000th combined win.
He turned 61 (the same day)
And, as Lohud reports, “neither milestone meant as much to him as the phone call that he received from his son Dean. ‘Dean had gotten hit by a softball in the eye in October,’ Chiapparelli said. ‘He’s been blind in his left eye and he finally had surgery on Tuesday. He had to keep his head down for a week, but on Saturday morning after this win, he said, ‘Dad, I woke up and I can see.’ That was the best moment of the whole week. I actually cried, to be honest with you.’