Thursday, August 16, 2018

Windsor High School’s Baseball Coach in 1945 was a Police Officer

Windsor High School’s 1945 baseball team won half its games and lost the other half. The highlight of the season came when the freshman battery of Davey Jones and Paul Rustic blanked Windsor Locks 1 to 0.

Police Officer James B. Murray, a former star athlete in the semi-pro leagues in greater Hartford, took on the job of coaching the team after high school coach, Al Rimosukas, entered the U.S. Army.
“Babe” Murray, as he was known, said his team gave him “100 percent cooperation.” He added, “The idea of sports is to develop good sportsmanship and believe me, win or lose, our players were good sports.” In Murray’s opinion, “You can’t ask for a better bunch of fellows than you have at Windsor High.”

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