5 — Fanning lives on in baseball community despite his death

Bill Fanning is synonymous with baseball in the Grand Valley, compiling a record of 467-172 in 35 years as the Grand Junction High School baseball coach. Fanning died in February at the age of 91, but those he influenced still remember him as “Coach.”



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Bill Fanning is synonymous with baseball in the Grand Valley, compiling a record of 467-172 in 35 years as the Grand Junction High School baseball coach. Fanning died in February at the age of 91, but those he influenced still remember him as “Coach.”

A few names come to mind when anyone talks about baseball in Grand Junction. Bill Fanning is one of those. The Hall of Fame baseball coach at Grand Junction High School died on Feb. 8 at the…




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