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Entered in 1994 … 1954 Tappan Zee H.S. alumnus … in the early 1950s, Tappan Zee was blessed with an abundance of versatile, multi-sport athletes, and Nealy was one of the linchpins of those Flying Dutchmen squads … deaf since childhood, but didn’t let it deter him at all .. three-time first team All-County pitcher in baseball, helping lead TZ to Rockland PSAL titles in 1953 and 1954 … in basketball, he made first-team All-County twice and second-team once … he was instrumental in Tappan Zee’s county PSAL basketball championships in 1953 and 1954, and in the Dutchies’ four straight Section 9 Class C titles … he also was a two-time first team All-County performer in football, and a key member of the Dutchmen’s undefeated PSAL championship squad his senior year … Nealy’s high school pitching record was 23 wins and only 3 losses, with two no-hitters and two one-hitters … Nealy played one season of minor league baseball for the New York Giants’ affiliate in the West Texas/New Mexico League … in basketball, he was named Most Valuable Player of the 1954 Rockland County Invitational Basketball Tournament while playing for the Tappan Zee All-Stars … he also was the Most Valuable Player in the 1957 St. Peter’s Basketball Tournament in Haverstraw.