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Woodbrey, Victor A. (1985)

Portland Press Herald Portland, Maine 01 Sep 1949,

Vic Woodbrey never forgot what baseball coach Rupert Johnson taught him at Standish High School: Basic skills will win 80 percent of the time. Growing up in the Sebago Lake area Woodbrey was encouraged to play baseball by his father Victor Sr. The Woodbreys were an athletic family; Vic's brothers Eddie, Henry and Jimmy all played baseball for the University of Maine A star pitcher, Vic Woodbrey played four years of varsity baseball and basketball at Standish. He was an All-Triple C selection in both sports.

Woodbrey went on to play three years of baseball and two of basketball for the University of Maine. He was a teammate of Al Hackett, another Hall of Fame inductee.

Eddie Woodbrey caught for his brother Vic for the Sebago Lake Chevrolairs, a semi-pro team sponsored by their father. Vic and Eddie also played summer ball for a baseball team in St Johnsbury VT. Woodbrey has coached baseball at Wilton Academy, Lawrence, Bonny Eagle and Cape Elizabeth. He has guided the Capers to Maine Class B titles. including one in June.

The late John Winkin shares a few minutes with friends, Vic Woodbrey (from left), Winnie and 'Stump' Merrill and Al Hackett, at the Winkin tribute on Saturday, June 27, 2009, at the University of Maine in Orono.

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