8. Frank discussion about winning baseballIf youre keeping track at home, make that 697 career wins. When Frank Carey started coaching 48 years ago there was no discussion of BBCOR bats, no Gatorade baths after big wins (the drink was invented in 1965). But the basics of the game remain the same and this spring North Reading had just enough hitting, combined with strong pitching, to win a Division 3 state title, Careys fifth. Youve got to be lucky and youve got to be good to be the state champion, Carey said. We were both this year. A six-run second inning against Mount Everett and Ryley Warnocks 4-innings of relief were the difference for the Hornets.