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Angelides, Harry E. (1977)

Updated: Dec 13, 2019

Angelides, Harry E. (77)

ANGELIDES ATTENDED the University of Maine for a semester in ‘42, then enlisted in the air force, where he remained until °46. Back at UM, he and catcher Bates catcher Norm Parent were the only unanimous choices on the ’47 all-state college team. While a .350 shortstop that summer for Dexter in the Tri-County League, he was signed by Phillies’ scout Chuck Ward. Harry was accustomed to fast company. Overseas, he.played with such. major league standouts as Enos Slaughter, Johnny Mize, Joe Gordon,. Howie Pollett, Birdie Tebbetts, Max West, Manny Fernandez and Johnny Sturm.

Angelides played with future Portland Pilots Mike Romello and Jackie Cusick in °48. In 47 at Wilmington, he roomed with Phils’ mound great Curt Simmons.

HARRY PLAYED ALL FOUR infield positions for Wilmington, Del., of the Interstate League, but his days became numbered. after an exhibition game with the Dodgers during spring training tn 1949. He came out second best in a collision at second base on a double play pivot, suffering a spine injury. A baseball smack in the eye the previous fall, also against a Dodger farm club, didn’t help, He returned to the Pine Tree State, tried out with the Pilots, realized he couldn’t get rid of the ball in a hurry, and returned to Orono to complete his education. Harry Angelides turned to golf for vigorous exercise. He whittled his handicap drastically and channeled excess energy into the administrative side of the game. He's Maine State Golf Association vice president.

From Legacy Pages

94, August 25, 1923-June 13, 2018.

After college, Harry played triple A baseball and In 1945 Harry was signed by the Philadelphia Phillies. An unfortunate accident during a preseason game ended his baseball career. Harry was inducted to the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame (1977) as well as the Lewiston Auburn Sports Hall of Fame (2006) for his accomplishments in Baseball.

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