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'Is football playing
Along the river shore,
With lads to chase the leather,
Now I stand up no more?'
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From: "Is my team ploughing..."
A. E. Housman (1859-1936)

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1963 LU Baseball-Coach Tony Packer       Add a comment

This is an accomplishment, to say the least - right up there with his shortstop acrobatics and power hitting from fifty years ago on that wonderful Taylor Stadium field. As I remember Pete was in the College of Business. As the caption says, the Bennett Chair is the first in the College of Education. I recall that Walley and I were the only Education majors from our group, along with Arbo. Quite a stellar group if I must say, and only fitting that the College gets its first chair from our shortstop. Many congrats!

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