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Rines, Alton A. (1974)


PPH 3/24/74 Alton A "Allie" Rines of South Portland was a catcher for Maine Hall of Famer Raymond (Lanky) Jordan and was believed to be Maine's first "squat" style catcher. He threw strikes to second base from the receivers set position. He managed the Fort Preble based South Portland Independents to 12 state semi pro championships. An industrial accident to his throwing hand probably cost the powerful switch hitter a major league hook up with Jordan.


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