Sports: Walter Putnam Passes Away at the Age of 70
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He was a teacher, a restaurant and sports shop owner, but Walter Putnam will be remembered for a baseball tournament he started back in 1983.
The Willie Putnam memorial baseball tournament was started a year after the death of Walter Putnam's son, Willie.
Walter started the tournament to help keep the memory of his son alive.
The Willie Putnam tournament has grown from 8 teams to over 50 teams annually.
Walter Putnam was 70.
Sunday, May 19, 2013, Watertown, NY