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Installed in 1983 … 1936 Pearl River H.S. alumnus … outstanding football and baseball player in high school and college … captained both sports at Pearl River in 1935 and 1936 … was an All-County running back and exceptional pitcher … in his last high school baseball game, he struck out 17 en route to victory over Spring Valley … received a football scholarship to Bordentown Military Academy and starred as a tailback on an undefeated squad there … he also shone in baseball at Bordentown … he then earned a football scholarship to Cornell and played tailback for Carl Snavely’s Big Red team, which twice defeated vaunted Ohio State during Sickles’ time there … Sickles also helped lead Cornell to one outright Ivy League baseball championship and one co-championship by compiling a glossy pitching record of 25 wins and only 3 losses in Ivy League competition … he pitched with Baltimore of the International League in the 1941 season … he was wounded in action during World War II as a Company Commander with the U.S. Army Infantry and was forced to quit athletics … Sickles later became a veterinarian … he died in 1970 at age 53.