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Elected in 1988 … 1936 Nyack H.S. graduate … a standout on the baseball diamond, football gridiron and boxing ring … a four-year varsity baseball player who was All-County shortshop as a junior and senior … as a junior he batted a robust .681 … his three-year varsity football career was highlighted by an All-County berth as quarterback in ‘35 … after scoring the tying touchdown, he drop-kicked the extra point that enabled Nyack to defeat Haverstraw, 14-13, in an infamous 1935 game that ended with spectators embroiled in a riot on the field … D’Auria wrestled varsity for two years …at Perkinston Junior College in Mississippi, he was a football placekicker and punter, helping the team win the state junior college title one year … at Southwestern Louisiana University, he batted .457 one season in baseball, and boxed the Southeastern Conference champion from Louisiana State to a draw in a major college tournament … after college, played one year of minor league baseball in Port Arthur, Texas … during World War II, while serving in the Army Air Corps in the Far East, he played and coached on a fast-pitch softball team that won a USO championship … also coached the championship team in the first year of the Nyack Little League in 1950 … was a teacher and guidance counselor at Tappan Zee and Nyack high schools … was one of six D’Auria brothers to perform with distinction at Nyack … Pat joins his brother, Pete, as Hall of Fame inductees.