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Jesse “Sonny” Wade

Jesse "Sonny" Wade was born on April 1, 1947 in Martinsville, Virginia where he attended Martinsville High School. After graduation, he went on to Emory & Henry College where he participated in football, basketball and baseball. Wade was voted Virginia's…

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Hugh Stephens

Hugh Stephens was born in Staunton, Virginia in 1917. He attended Randolph Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. He played basketball for two years and baseball for all four years. He was an outstanding pitcher, compiling a 4-year record of 20-9.…

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Louis “Weenie” Miller

A native of Richmond, Miller excelled in athletics at Benedictine High School. He attended the University of Richmond where he captained both the baseball and basketball teams. His outstanding performance earned him spots on the All-State and All-Southern baseball teams…

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Louis Plummer

Lou Plummer was born on December 12, 1912 in Stamping Ground, Kentucky. He first came to Virginia from Hamilton High School in Ohio with a Track & Field scholarship at The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg. Plummer set…

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James “Jim” Coates

James A. “Jim” Coates was born in Farnham, Virginia on August 4, 1932.  He played baseball in high school and Semi-Pro ball in Lively, Virginia.  He began his baseball career as a pitcher with the Chesapeake League in the 1940’s. …

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Nellie Catlett

Nellie Catlett was born in Norfolk, Virginia.  He was a resident for 58 years attending Hampton High School, where he was named All-State and All-Southern in football, was above average in basketball and was the high point man in track,…

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