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Inducted in 1980 … 1936 Pearl River H.S. alumnus … four-sport athlete who was a primary contributor to five Rockland Public School Athletic League team championships in his junior and senior years … Patterson earned 15 varsity letters during his high school athletic career … was named All-County seven times in four sports: three times in basketball, twice in foot-ball, and once each in track and baseball … he was selected by one local weekly newspaper as the player of the year in Rockland County football in 1934 … played offensive and defensive end and was an outstanding kicker … Patterson, a 6-foot-1 forward, led the Rockland PSAL in scoring in the 1933-34 basketball season … he was captain of the Pirates’ basketball team in 1934-35 and captain of the football team in 1935 … he played four years of varsity baseball at three different positions: first base, third base and left field … also pitched on occasion … he helped lead the Pirates to Rockland PSAL titles in baseball in 1935 and 1936, in basketball in 1935 and ‘36, and in football in 1935 … the 1935 football and basketball teams were undefeated … in track, he threw the discus and put the shot … a severe knee injury during the baseball season his junior year slowed him considerably but he still managed to make All-County in two sports his senior year … played briefly in Class A pro baseball … was named to the all-tournament team in a 1943 county basketball tournament at the Nyack YMCA … was later a Little League and Babe Ruth League manager and also coached football and basketball … he died in 1979.