Durham Bulls mainstay Bill Law dies at 88

DURHAM, N.C. – Bill Law saw hundreds of players and coaches pass through Durham. The Durham Bulls saw only one Bill Law.

Law, the team ambassador who has been a part of the organization since the early 1990s, died Tuesday morning at the age of 88.

Bill Law. (Photo courtesy of the Durham Bulls)
Bill Law. (Photo courtesy of the Durham Bulls)
Law, a New England native, took an active role with the team prior to its move to Durham Bulls Athletic Park in 1995, and served as the stadium’s Public Address announcer for nearly 15 years.

Law went on to represent the Bulls across the state of North Carolina at numerous speaking engagements over the years. He won the Spirit of the International League award in 2013, which recognizes individuals who are dedicated to helping make sure fans have the most enjoyable experience as possible when visiting league ballparks.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Bill Law,” Bulls General Manager Mike Birling said. “He was an important part of our organization in so many ways, and had a far-reaching impact on our fans, front office, team and the Triangle community. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, which was the only thing he loved more than Bulls baseball.”

Law once served as Raleigh City councilman and was a banker and radio and television personality. He also was an actor for almost a decade for the Raleigh Little Theatre. He was an extra in the movie “Bull Durham.”

“Bill was one-of-a-kind,” Capitol Broadcasting Company President and CEO Jim Goodmon said. “When he entered the park everybody smiled, and he combined his skills and passion for baseball to help turn the Bulls into the family destination it is today. The DBAP will not be the same without Bill’s visits, but his presence will never leave the stadium.”

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