Chapter two, as a manger, has gone to a higher level, and the reigning National League Manager of the Year will be honored during an hour-long ceremony on Friday night on the campus located about 130 miles northeast of Pirate City.
"This is really cool -- and another nice friendly reminder that you're getting older," Hurdle said.
The field dedication, at which Hurdle's former high school coach and local government officials will participate, will kick off a celebratory weekend that will include a Saturday charity golf tournament.
Hurdle is looking forward to having something other than beef named after him.
"The only thing I'm aware of being named for me before is a steak at Hyde Park restaurants," Hurdle said. "It's a big-old ribeye."
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