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Craft, Harold (Ubby) (1985)

Updated: May 6, 2021

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.

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