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Enshrined in 1975 … Congers H.S., 1939 … Major League Baseball player with the New York Yankees … was a superior athlete at Congers, competing in baseball, basketball, soccer, volleyball and track … He was awarded a baseball scholarship to Villanova University, but turned it down … he played semipro ball with the Congers Liberties, then signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1940 … his career in professional baseball spanned 1941 to 1952… he played with the Yankees as a catcher, appearing in 57 games in 1944, 1945 and 1946 … his lifetime major league average was .266 … was a good enough basketball player to play with the New York Knicks in 1940 … he died in 1968 at age 46.