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George Lacy

George Lacy lettered in football, basketball and baseball at the University of Richmond. He was captain of the football and basketball squads his senior year in 1935-36, and was selected to the All-State basketball team three times. In 1934-35, he…

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Frank D. Lawrence

Frank D. Lawrence, born in Portsmouth, Virginia on March 15, 1891, was a guiding force in professional baseball for half a century, as an independent owner of Minor League teams.  In 1913, Lawrence organized his first team known as the…

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Jim Lemon

A lanky country boy from Covington, Virginia turned his ability to hit a baseball a country mile into a more than 40-year association with the game of professional baseball. Jim Lemon started his professional career in 1948 following his graduation…

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Willard Marshall

Born in Richmond, Virginia in 1921, Marshall began his athletic career playing baseball for Manchester High School and with the American Legion Team. He attended Wake Forest University for just one year before turning to professional baseball. Marshall broke into…

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Clyde McCullough

McCullough began his baseball career as an infielder with his hometown Nashville American Legion Team at the age of 17.  He spent the next 40 years in the game.  As an 18-year-old in 1935, McCullough was picked up as a…

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George McQuinn

McQuinn, from Ballston, Virginia, spent his entire life in baseball.  His professional career started in 1930 with New Haven, Connecticut in the old Eastern League. In addition to the Eastern League, McQuinn played in the Mid-Atlantic, New York - Penn,…

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Granny Hamner

In his playing days with the Philadelphia Phillies, Granny Hamner was known as the “Whiz Kid.” Playing shortstop for the 1950 National League pennant winning Phillies, he hit .270 in 157 games with 11 homers and 82 runs batted in.…

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Henry “Hank” Foiles

Hank Foiles was born in Richmond in 1929.  He moved with his family in 1933 to Norfolk where he entered Granby High School in 1944, starring in football, baseball, basketball and track. He earned 3 letters in football, 4 letters…

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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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Raymond E. Dandridge

Ray Dandridge, a native of Richmond, was a slick fielding third baseman in the Negro National League before the game was integrated.  Many people say that there has never been a more masterful third baseman than Ray Dandridge.  He was…

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