On September 2, Joe Maddon will receive an “Honorary Doctor of Letters,” from his Alma Mater Lafayette College…
Maddon, who was inducted into the Maroon Club Hall of Fame last November, will return to the College Sept. 2 to receive an Honorary Doctor of Letters. After giving a public address at 4 p.m. in Kirby Hall of Civil Rights auditorium, he will receive the degree in a private ceremony at 6 p.m. in Pfenning Alumni Center.
A native of Hazleton, Pa., Maddon majored in economics at Lafayette where he played baseball and football and attended until 1976. He signed as a free agent catcher with the Anaheim Angels in 1975. He played for Class-A affiliates in Quad Cities (1976), Salinas (1977-78), and Santa Clara before switching his career to scouting and managing. He batted .267 with five home runs in his minor league career.
And for those wondering, September 2 is an off-day between a series at home against the Blue Jays and a series in Baltimore.