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Jarvis, William E. (1979)

Jarvis, William E. (79) . 4th from left

Memorial Page William "Bill" Jarvis September 22, 1910 - July 27, 2002

He was born in Windsorville, Me. Sept. 22, 1910 the son of Robin and Laura (Frazier) Jarvis. Bill graduated from Porter High School, Kezar Falls Me. In 1929, were he was a star athlete in baseball, basketball and track and field. He moved to Newport in 1935 and resided there for the past 67 years.

Bill was a well-known baseball player throughout Maine where he played he played during four decades. He also played professionally in Canada where the New York Yankees had a first option on him. He won seven batting championships in league play in Maine with his highest average being .529 for the year. He was primarily used as a pitcher in Canada where he earned the nickname of “Bullet Bill” because of his fastball. His baseball career was interrupted by service in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He saw action at the Philippine Islands in the South Pacific. Bill was inducted into the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame on April 1, 1979

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