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Lawrence “Lefty” Wilson

A legend in his home state of North Carolina, Wilson lived in Virginia more than 60 years. He received his education from Buie’s Academy in North Carolina and the University of North Carolina, graduating upon his return from the army…

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Hugh Franklin 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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Charles “Stuck” Stobbs

Before his long career on the diamond in Major League Baseball, Chuck Stobbs became a legend at Norfolk's Granby High School. A superb athlete, Stobbs led Granby in three sports and few doubted that this local hero would not find…

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Charles G. “Rosie” Thomas

Charles "Rosie" Thomas was born in Buckingham County, Virginia. He entered Fork Union Military Academy in 1918, entering as a sophomore and graduated in the class of 1921. Thomas continued his education at Virginia Tech graduating with an electrical engineering…

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Sydnor W. Thrift Jr.

From the time of his playing days at Randolph-Macon College, where he earned All-State honors, Syd Thrift was always thinking about ways “to do things better.”  After an injury abruptly ended Thrift’s short professional career as a southpaw pitcher and…

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Edwin Parker “CY” Twombly

One of the founding fathers of intercollegiate athletics at Washington & Lee University, Twombly coached W&L teams to more than 400 victories and guided the University’s athletic progress for more than half a century. W&L benefited greatly from Twombly’s brilliance…

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Arthur “Bud” Metheny

Though born in St. Louis, Missouri, Metheny’s entire career centers around the Old Dominion.  Metheny starred in baseball at the College of William & Mary where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 1940 and a Masters of Education…

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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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Johnny Oates

Johnny Oates is an exemplar of a true dedicated baseball man.  A player, coach, and manager in Major League Baseball for 30 years, Oates’ tenacity for the game shined on and off the field. Oates, a hard-hitting catcher primarily used…

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Charles “Deacon” Phillippe

Deacon Phillipe was born in Rural Retreat, Virginia on May 23, 1872. As a right-hander for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1903, he was the first World Series pitcher to win three games and the only pitcher ever to complete the…

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