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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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Malcom “Mac” Pitt

Malcolm "Mac" Pitt, served as the University of Richmond's Baseball Coach for 36 years and its Athletic Director for 25 years. He is a member of 4 Halls of Fame in addition to the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. Pitt…

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Bob Porterfield

Porterfield, a native of Newport in Giles County, was signed off the Radford semipro team by New York Yankee scout H.P. Dawson and spent 12 years pitching for the Yankees, Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates. A right-hander…

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Victor “Vic” Raschi

Vic Raschi, one of baseball’s all-time great pitchers with the New York Yankees, was born in Springfield, Massachusetts.  He is remembered by many as the “Springfield Rifle” and by countless thousands of others as one of the top clutch pitchers…

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Melvin “Mel” Roach

Although plagued by injuries throughout his career, Roach compiled an impressive record of athletic accomplishments spanning high school, college and professional play. A native of Richmond, he starred in football, baseball and basketball at John Marshall High School. From 1947-51,…

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