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A 1995 inductee … Congers H.S., Class of 1948 … record-breaking soccer player but even better known for his baseball prowess … received tryouts as a third baseman with the New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds … well-known figure on the baseball diamonds of Rockland, he played in amateur and semipro leagues from 1947 to 1979, often with players less than half his age … at Congers, where he played varsity baseball for four years, Klopchin pitched the first night game in Rockland scholastic history, April 18, 1945, versus Nyack … played third base, second base and pitched … batted over .300 … in soccer he was practically unstoppable … in 1945, he scored 19 goals and 7 assists for 26 points … the goals and point totals stood as Rockland County records for 20 and 22 years, respectively … he led Congers to the county PSAL championship all four years he played (the Congers soccer dynasty won all but one county title from 1931 to ‘47) … Klopchin also established county records for goals in a game (five), which stood for 21 years, and career goals (40), assists (24) and points (64) … voted best athlete in his class at Congers … competed in track for four years … one varsity season of basketball … in organized baseball, he played on four championship teams: Congers Liberties (1949-50), County Welders (1954), Spring Valley Bengals (1962) and Tenafly, N.J., Mets (1967) … also played on All-Star teams in 1949 and 1958 … other teams played for included the Mastromarino Lumbermen, Clarkstown IBEWs and Englewood, N.J. …was team captain at Manhattan College.