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'Is football playing
Along the river shore,
With lads to chase the leather,
Now I stand up no more?'
Ay, the ball is flying,
The lads play heart and soul ...

From: "Is my team ploughing..."
A. E. Housman (1859-1936)

     
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1963 LU Baseball-Coach Tony Packer       Add a comment

Tony labored for years as the eminent, but vastly under-funded, LU baseball and basketball coach. Through all he retained his dedication and a gracious high spirit, such that his charges never lost their own motivation, enthusiasm, nor their appreciation for their coach.

Below is Tony's picture and inscription from his St. Lawrence Univ. Hall of Fame induction:

A key player for St. Lawrence in football, basketball and baseball for three years as an undergraduate, Tony Packer was one of the outstanding athletes in his class. He led St. Lawrence to a 12-6 win over Cornell in 1935 with a 55-yard scoring run and paced that team to a 6-2 season as its top offensive player. He was also a campus leader and was president of the sophomore class. Following his graduation, he was coach of both baseball and basketball at Lehigh University from 1946-65.



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from Tower Society Letter 2010

Tony's Hall of Fame inscription
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