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Elected in 1980 … 1933 Nyack H.S. graduate … outstanding baseball pitcher and football quarterback and halfback for Nyack … in baseball, he helped lead the Indians to three straight Rockland PSAL championships, in 1931, 1932 and 1933 … three-time All-County pitcher … a right-hander who stood 5 foot-6, 154 pounds and was nicknamed “Little Tyrus … mixed speed on his pitches and offered curveballs and screwballs in his repertoire … his composite pitching record was 19 wins, 2 losses for a .905 winning percentage … he threw eight shutouts, including a nine-inning perfect game against Congers in 1932 … in 170 innings, he allowed only 32 earned runs for an earned run average of 1.69 over three years … he accumulated 232 strikeouts, and never struck out less than six batters in a game … he also swung a mean bat, with a scholastic career average of .415 … walloped a grand slam in Nyack’s 26-0 rout of Haverstraw in 1932 … he was team captain in 1932 and 1933 … in football, he was an All-Rockland halfback in 1931, and an All-County quarterback in 1932 and 1933 … he was a key member of Nyack’s Rockland PSAL championship gridiron teams in 1931 and 1933 … he also played halfback on the great Nyack Alumni team that allowed only two points for an entire season … he was joined on that team by such notables as Pete D’Auria and Peck Artopee … after high school he also compiled an undefeated pitching record for the Rockland County All-Stars, defeating such teams as the Haverstraw Maple Leafs, Pearl River A.A. and Spring Valley … he also pitched and played outfield for a strong New Jersey team, the Lincoln Stars of Closter … he retired as an active player in 1937, but later managed the Englewood (N.J.) Cubs and umpired Little League baseball.