Post by David Sechrest on Mar 25, 2007 3:02:12 GMT -5
I know we have discussed high school sports in other Threads. It's time to create a distinct Thread covering our high school sports!
David Sechrest Historic Columbus Indiana Progress should not ignore its roots and pillage our heritage in the process. Cultural, social, and historical should be part of the process, for it is the path and not the destination that is important - S. Givens
Indiana Baseball Hall Of Fame Columbus High School 1930s
Player______ Coach____________Hall of Fame
William "Dutch" Fehring Coach
Born in Columbus, Indiana graduated from Central High School and attended Purdue University playing baseball, basketball and football, and excelling in all three. He was football captain in 1933, a member of the National Basketball Champions in 1932 and was the Big Ten’s baseball MVP in 1934 as well as the Medal of Scholarship winner from the Big Ten in 1934. He helped coach the Boilermaker football and basketball teams from 1934-43, that included a six year stint as head baseball coach until he entered the U.S. Navy and served his country from 1943-46.
In 1946-47 he served as assistant football coach at Oklahoma State, moving to UCLA in 1948 in the same capacity, before making his final move to Stanford in 1949 serving as the head baseball coach until 1977 as well as assistant football coach. He served Stanford as Director of Intramurals and Club Sports and received a Dr. of Education in 1952.
Dutch was very active in the ABCA, the Americana Baseball Coaches Association , with a 49 year membership serving on various committees and was the organization president. He has served the USBF, the International Baseball Federation, and was a 16 year member of the Olympic Board. He has instructed baseball, literally, all over the world and has been inducted into the ABCA Hall of Fame and both the Indiana Baseball and Basketball Halls of Fame
Married to Edna they have three daughters, eight grandchildren and live in Menlo Park, California.
COACH STEARMAN WAS ALSO A BASEBALL COACH I HAD THIS MEMORY OF THE 1960 TEAM WE WERE HAVING BATTING PRACTICE AND WE WERE ABOUT DONE COACH DESIDED HE WOULD TAKE HIS TURN HE TOLD PAUL SCHWARTZKOPF TO GIVE HIM HIS BEST STUFF THE FIRST PITCH WAS FOULED BEHIND FIRSTBASE COACH SAID HE SWING LATE HE MUST BE GETTING OLD NOW WHEN WE TOOK PRACTICE ON THE LAST FAIR SWING YOU RAN FOR REAL AS MANY BASES AS POSSIBLE THE NEXT PITCH COACH HIT THRU THE GOAL POSTS IN CENTER FIELD HE CIRCLED THE BASES EASILY
Republic Paper Today Recognized Keith Hacker Baseball Player During 1960 Columbus High School (CHS) Team Year 1959[/i] Columbus, Indiana
Brief:This group of baseball players not only excelled in high school sports, but later became very successful hard working citizens. The group later had many lawyers, ministers and business people. Keith during 1960 according to the paper signed a one year contract with baseball Washington Senators. The names of the players are shown in the picture below. The coach was Bill Stearman.