Casey, John W. (1985)
Updated: May 6
One of the best batters in Telegram League history with a 450 average for Cheverus in 1931. shortstop John Casey passed up a tryout with the Boston Braves to further his education.
Casey graduated from Coburn Classical Institute in 1933, after captaining the baseball, basketball and football teams to state prep school titles.
Casey settled for the Twilight League, where he played for Magnate Haley's Green-Sox and hit an amazing .645 one season, sometimes taking home 50 cents for his efforts. He played many years in the Saco Valley League and two years for his uncle, Dr. Bill Casey, on the Portland Athletic Club
Casey is now retired and lives In Kezar Falls.