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Installed in 1996 … 1942 Haverstraw H.S. alumnus … born and raised in Tappan … basketball and baseball player for Haverstraw High, and later a softball, sailing, bowling and golf standout … inducted into Rockland Soft-ball Hall of Fame, 1984 … pitched no-hitter for Haverstraw versus Pearl River in 1942 … taught himself to pitch softball windmill-style during World War II duty in the Navy … was a superb pitcher in the County Baseball League for eight years with teams such as the Tappan Blue Devils, the Nanuet AC and the Tappan Colonials … pitched for County Baseball League champion-ship teams in 1949 (Nanuet AC), 1951 (Tappan Colonials, Division II champs), and 1952 and ‘53, (Colonials) … pitched for Tappan-based teams in the County Softball League until 1961 … his softball teams won county titles in 1954, ‘56 through ‘59, and ‘61 … Garrecht’s record in those years was 54-8 with four no-hitters … in sailing, Garrecht raced a Lightning Class sail-boat from 1954 to ‘64, and crewed a Lightning boat that won a world champion-ship regatta in Canada … in bowling, he rolled a 755 series in the Nyack Classic League in 1951, and was a member of championship teams in the Nyack Classic and Kingpin Booster leagues six times … in golf, he won the senior championship at Rockland County Club in 1983, ‘85, ‘89 and ‘93, and won the Ken Venturi Classic gross championship in 1985, ‘89 and ‘95.