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Jim Brown -
Inducted in 1978 ... Nyack H.S., Class of 1952 ... One of the foremost recreation softball players ever in Rockland County ... for more than a quarter-century, he dazzled opponents with his searing line drives, rifle arm as acatcher, and unflappable clutch hitting ... known for his prodigious home run power ... began playing softball at the callow age of 15 and just got better and better ... he led the famed Apollo XII team to five straight major tournament championships, three in the Deer Head tourney and two in the Haverstraw tournament ... was voted best hitter in the 1974 Haverstraw Tournament.. played major-league softball with the Hawthorne Chevys of the Atlantic Seaboard Softball League ... in 1965, hit one of the longest home runs ever at Suffern Athletic Field ... also hit the longest home run on record at Baer Park in Reading, Pa. ... also played for the great Orange Lantern teams... in high school, Brown was All-County in football, basketball and baseball... in basketball, he led Nyack to the Section 9 Class A title in 1950 and a co-championship in the RCPSAL in 1950-51 ... batted better than .400 as an All-Rockland shortstop.

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