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Charter member, inducted with the first class of honorees in 1974 … 1963 Haverstraw H.S. alumnus … one of the true superstars in Rockland athletic history … led Haverstraw to eight consecutive major sports championships from 1960 to 1962 … outstanding baseball, football and basketball player who went on to play minor league baseball in the New York Yankees organization, reaching Triple A … earned first-team All-Rockland honors eight times … was first-team All-County three times as a quarterback (and honorable mention All-County as a freshman quarterback) … in baseball, he was twice All-County as a pitcher and once as a shortstop … and in basketball, he gained All-Rockland laurels as a junior and senior … in his four-year football career, he scored 141 points and threw for 17 touchdowns … in basketball, he scored 758 points in three years and led the Rockland PSAL in scoring as a sophomore … in baseball, he batted .320 as a freshman while playing shortstop for the varsity, and earned second-team All-County notice … as a pitcher and shortstop his sophomore year, he hit .502 and had a 7-1 pitching record … as a junior he was 7-0 as a pitcher and batted .426 … he batted .317 as a senior shortstop, and threw a no-hitter against Clarkstown … during his minor league career with the Yankees, he batted .219 and won several Gold Glove awards for his fielding … he played in Triple A with Syracuse in 1968 and Buffalo in 1969, his final season … later starred in local recreation softball as an infielder with Orange Lantern … in youth baseball, Mackey led Haverstraw to New York State titles in Babe Ruth Baseball in 1958 and in Connie Mack Baseball in 1962.