Craft, Harold (Ubby) (1985)
Updated: May 6
Harold “Ubbie” Craft
A hard-throwing right-hander: Craft pitched Larry Gates’ Westbrook High team to the 1935 Telegram League title. He was an All-Telly selection in 1934 and ’35. Craft received several big-league offers but refused to leave Maine. Always
a crowd favorite with local semipro teams, Craft played
for Beal Furniture, the Sportsman’s Grill and the old Portland Gulls. Craft pitched for Magnate Haley in exhibition games featuring major-league All-Star teams and Maine's best semi-pro players. The games were played in Portland.
Auburn, Auburn, Augusta, Bangor and Houlton.
Craft was listed in “Who's Who in Maine Sports.” He spent 35. years working as a refinisher for the Thomas Beal Furniture Co. Craft died on March 19 of this year.