The Huntsville Stars have announced that in memory of former Stars third baseman Mike Coolbaugh, fans are encouraged to make donations to the Mike Coolbaugh Memorial Fund that will be set up at the main gates during the Stars upcoming series against the Chattanooga Lookouts (July 28-Aug. 1).
The fund, which is set up through the Tulsa Drillers, the team in which Coolbaugh last coached for, and Spirit Bank, will also accept donations through the mail. The address is:
Mike Coolbaugh Memorial Fund
c/o Spirit Bank
1800 S. Baltimore Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74119
Coolbaugh played for the Stars in 1997 and hit .308 with 30 home runs and 132 RBIs, setting club records that year for the Stars that still exist: at bats (559), total bases (303), as well as tying the RBI record. On the Stars all-time list, he ranks in a 9th place tie in home runs, 12th in RBIs, 5th in batting, and tops in slugging (.542). Coolbaugh wore #32 for the Stars, a number not in current use.
The Stars will also hold a moment of silence in memory of Coolbaugh prior to Saturday's game with the Chattanooga Lookouts.