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Elected in 1982 … Spring Valley H.S. Class of 1956 … only pitcher in Rockland scholastic history to pitch back-to-back no-hitters, turning the trick on April 24 and 28 … set several other county pitching records, either still standing or since broken, including: most no-hitters, career, 3; most strikeouts in a season, 136; tied for most strikeouts in a seven-inning game, 19; most strikeouts in two consecutive games, 38; most consecutive no-hit innings, 18 1/3; most strikeouts in a relief appearance, 13 (consecutively); lowest ERA in a season, 0.38; tied for the highest winning percentage (10-0, 1.000); most one-hitters, career, 3 … averaged better than .400 at the plate over three years … played four years of baseball and basketball at New Paltz Teachers College, 1956-60 … set school records for lowest ERA in a season (0.72) and career (1.12), and most strikeouts in a seven-inning game (19) … won the league batting title twice, hitting .438 and .436 … set the New Paltz record for hits in a game with six … during the summers of 1956-60, played semipro in the New York-New Jersey League … led the league in hitting twice, at .465 and .475 … signed by the New York Yankees in 1961 to Florida League farm club, where he played with future Yankees Roy White and Mel Stottlemyre … severely beaned in 1961 season, never recovered, and retired in 1962 … as a high school coach in Sayville, L.I., his golf teams won eight league titles in eight years, and his basket-ball team won the Suffolk County title in 1970.