City School District
2013 Athletic Hall of Fame Class Announced
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.
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
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
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.