Athens, Ga.—Vince Dooley, Georgia’s Hall of Fame football coach, turned 85 years young on Monday. It was going to be a busy week.

Between tending to his beautiful flower garden, promoting his latest book and taking in an Atlanta Braves game on a splendid Labor Day night, there needed to be a brief stop at Foley Field, home of the Georgia baseball team.

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On Saturday, Georgia’s football team will visit Notre Dame for the first time in history. To help celebrate the occasion, the Chicago Cubs have asked Dooley, who was Georgia’s head coach from 1964-1988, to throw out the first pitch in Friday night’s game with the Brewers.  The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.