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Enshrined in 1978 … Haverstraw H.S., class of 1930 … multi-sport athlete who excelled in baseball, football, softball, bowling, basketball and tennis, and was a betting favorite in 100-yard dash footraces and billiards matches … All-County shortstop who batted .475 over four years … described as a Pete Rose type of player — aggressive, mercurial baserunner, good bunter, slick fielder with strong arm … played semipro ball for several area teams, including the Haverstraw Celtics … in football, swift halfback and proficient drop-kicker … superlative bowler, compiling a 190 lifetime average over 45 years … best game of 289, best series of 690 … rolled 10 straight strikes on two occasions … won Rockland doubles championship with John Simko in 1956 … the duo defeated two of Orange County’s best bowlers in a special three-game challenge match … in 1957, he was awarded John Koster Memorial Award as the person who did the most for bowling … won the Adam Huebner Award for bowling excellence in Haverstraw in 1966 and ‘67 … played on many championship teams in leagues … sponsored bowling teams in various leagues for more than 30 years, giving thousands of dollars to the sport … was among the best pocket billiards players in the county, earning the nickname, “The Haverstraw Champ” … played softball in Haverstraw from the 1930s until 1962, when he was 50 … former chairman of the Rockland Sports Hall of Fame.