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January 2013

Schenectady City School District
2013 Athletic Hall of Fame Class Announced

The Schenectady City School District Athletic Hall of Fame Committee is pleased to announce the Athletic Hall of Fame 2013 Induction Class.   The inductees will be Ed Barnowski, Bob DeLuca and Lee Wallard.  The 16th annual Schenectady City School District Athletic Hall of Fame and Reunion Dinner will be held on Monday, September 9, 2013, at Proctors.   

Ed Barnowski was an outstanding pitcher on the undefeated 1960 Mont Pleasant High School baseball team. He pitched at Syracuse University before signing a professional baseball contract with the Baltimore Orioles following his sophomore season.  He pitched two no-hitters in the Minor Leagues.  He struck out 322 batters in 222 innings for Class “A” Stockton in 1964. He led all Minor Leagues in the country in strikeouts that year.  Barnowski pitched in the Major Leagues with the Baltimore Orioles during parts of the 1965 and 1966 seasons.  (Baltimore won the World Series in 1966.)  He pitched in a total of six Major League games (no decisions and a 2.45 ERA).  He finished his seven year Minor League career with a 3.12 ERA, averaging 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings.  Barnowski was named “Schenectady Athlete of the Year” in 1965 by the Mont Pleasant Athletic Club. He was inducted into the Capital District Baseball Hall of Fame in 2011 as part of the inaugural class.  

Bob DeLuca was a standout basketball player at Linton High School and Cornell University.  His Linton teams finished with a cumulative record of 32-4 (1960-62). He scored 19 points in Linton’s victory over Power Memorial and Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) in 1961.  While at Cornell he was a first team All-Ivy League selection as a junior and senior.  He scored 18 points in Cornell’s 1965 victory over Princeton and Bill Bradley.  Princeton played in the

Final Four that year.   DeLuca was an Honorable Mention Converse All-American and was invited to the NBA’s Baltimore Bullets rookie camp.  He was inducted into the Cornell University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Capital District Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009 (inaugural class). 

Lee Wallard was a race car driver who won the 1951 Indianapolis 500 in record time.  He drove in three other Indianapolis 500 races.  He finished seventh in 1948 and sixth in 1950.  He led for part of the 1949 race before exiting due to mechanical problems.  He was named “Schenectady Athlete of the Year” in 1951 by the Mont Pleasant Athletic Club.   Wallard was a student in the Schenectady City School District nearly a century ago.  He will be inducted posthumously.   

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