Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Yogi Yokabaskas

Vincent Stanley "Yogi" Yokabaskas


Born:
May 17, 1929
Bloomfield, CT

Died:
April 13, 2014
Simsbury, CT


Career
1946-47 Bloomfield High School - Connecticut (High School)
1947-48 Bloomfield High School - Connecticut (High School)
1948-49 University of Connecticut (College) Freshmen
1949-50 University of Connecticut (College)
1950-51 University of Connecticut (College)
1951-52 University of Connecticut (College)
1952-53 Manchester British Americans (ABL)

The first UConn player to score 1000 points in his career, Yokabaskas served in the Korean War after graduating. He also managed to play a bit with the Manchester BA's during basic training. After the war, Yogi worked at Hamilton Standard, Kaman Aircraft and East Granby Machine. His number 22 was retired by the Huskies in 2007.

Vin had four sons and one daughter.

Source:
UConn Hoop Legends
Hartford Courant, April 21, 2014

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Wally Widholm

Wallace R. Widholm


Born:
August 6, 1927
Astoria, Queens, NY

Died:
March 4, 2005
Glastonbury, CT




Career
1949-50 University of Connecticut (College)
1950-51 University of Connecticut (College)
1951-52 University of Connecticut (College)
1952-53 Manchester British Americans (ABL)

Born to John and May Widholm, Wally played baseball and basketball growing up and at the University of Connecticut. He served in the U.S. Navy prior to going to college. He played catcher in the Milwaukee Braves organization as well as a pro-basketball stint with the Manchester British Americans. He worked at Hamilton Standard until retirement.

Wally married Joyce Papetti and they had a son and a daughter.


Minor League Baseball Stats
https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=widhol001wal

Source:
Obituary, Hartford Courant, March 6, 2005

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Mike Webb

George Henry "Mike" Webb III


Born:
July 23, 1927
Pawtucket,  RI

Died:
August 15, 2017
Providence, RI


Career
Pawtucket West High School (High School)
1950-51 Pawtucket Boys Club Grads (Independent)
1952-53 Pawtucket Slaters (ABL)

Webb was the captain of his high school baseball, football and basketball teams before joining the navy to serve in World War 2. He played baseball, basketball and softball around Pawtucket for many years, and worked as a foreman at Blackstone Valley Electric Company for 47 years before retiring in 1992.

He married Catherine Healy in 1950 and they had seven children.

Source:
https://www.bellowsfuneralchapel.com/notices/GeorgeH-WebbIII

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Jimmy Thompson

James William Thompson


Born:
December 4, 1930
Kane, PA

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Career
1947-48 Kane High School - Pennsylvania (High School)
1948-49 Kane High School - Pennsylvania (High School)
1950-51 Kane Moose - Pennsylvania (Independent)
1952-53 Wilkes-Barre Barons (ABL)
1958-59 Cameron County High School - Pennsylvania (High School) Head coach
1959-60 Cameron County High School - Pennsylvania (High School) Head coach
1960-61 Cameron County High School - Pennsylvania (High School) Head coach
1961-62 Cameron County High School - Pennsylvania (High School) Head coach
1962-63 Cameron County High School - Pennsylvania (High School) Head coach
1963-64 Cameron County High School - Pennsylvania (High School) Head coach
1964-65 Cameron County High School - Pennsylvania (High School) Head coach
1965-66 Cameron County High School - Pennsylvania (High School) Head coach
1966-67 Cameron County High School - Pennsylvania (High School) Head coach
1967-68 Cameron County High School - Pennsylvania (High School) Head coach
1968-69 Cameron County High School - Pennsylvania (High School) Head coach
1969-70 Cameron County High School - Pennsylvania (High School) Head coach
1970-71 Cameron County High School - Pennsylvania (High School) Head coach
1971-72 Cameron County High School - Pennsylvania (High School) Head coach
1972-73 Cameron County High School - Pennsylvania (High School) Head coach
1973-74 Cameron County High School - Pennsylvania (High School) Head coach
1974-75 Cameron County High School - Pennsylvania (High School) Head coach
1975-76 Cameron County High School - Pennsylvania (High School) Head coach
1976-77 Cameron County High School - Pennsylvania (High School) Head coach  

Born to Lloyd and Edith Thompson, Jimmy was a minor league baseball and basketball player who wound up being a popular coach at Cameron County High School in Pennsylvania.

Minor League Baseball Stats:
https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=thomps001jam

Source:
Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, December 2, 1952

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Stivers

Stivers


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Career
1952-53 Pawtucket Slaters (ABL)

Played one unknown game for Pawtucket.

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Chuck Stewart

Charles M. Stewart



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Career
1949-50 University of Rhode Island (College)
1950-51 University of Rhode Island (College)
1951-52 University of Rhode Island (College)
1952-53 Pawtucket Slaters (ABL)


This one is frustrating. I found a good photo, middle initial... even his home address from c. 1952 (2255 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn). But I run into a wall from there.



Charles M.A. Stewart Charles Meade Stewart (b. October 20, 1929, NYC, died 1989)?

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Randy Sharp

Bolling Randolph Sharp III


Born:
June 8, 1929
New York, NY

Died:

Georgia


Career
Valley Stream Central High School - Long Island, NY (High School)
1949-50 Canisius College - New York (College)
1950-51 Canisius College - New York (College)
1951-52 Canisius College - New York (College)
1952-53 Pawtucket Slaters (ABL)

The 6'9 center from Canisius is listed by a family member as dying in Georgia, but the date is unknown at this time.



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