Maine Baseball HOF
Needelman, Dr. William (1979)
Needelman, Dr. William (79)
Portland Press Herald 3/25/1979
Dr. William R and David D. Needelman, Portland, become the first brothers selected. Both began as brilliant baseball players at Portland high and continued to excel at Bowdoin College. World War I delayed the education of Bill Needelman, but he came out of army service a mature, poised man who captained the Polar Bear nine in 1920. Bill's time away from the sports field enabled younger brother Dave to join him on the diamond, a reunion that worked to Bowdoin's advantage.