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  • Owen, Fred K. (1979)

    Fred K Owen, whose pen name was Peter Piffle, moved from Lewiston,where he'd established a reputation as a keen baseball observer and writer, came to Portland in 1896. The veteran newsman, Portland Baseball and Athletic Association president in 1899 for more than 25 years via columns and game accounts, shared his expertise with the public. Vern Putney Portland Press Herald 2/1979

  • Puiia, Dominic (Mico) (1980)

    Rumford native Puiia was a crack shortstop in the 1938 Stephens HIgh state baseball championship team. He played for Bryant Pond and rumford teams, MCI, COlby College and South Portland shipyard team managed my fellow Hall of Famer Jabber Joyce before joining the marine corps. Puiia was all state college center fielder under coach eddie roundy in '46, repeated as a senior and batted '395. He played for Ben Houser, another Maine Hall of Famer in '48 leading the Winthrop town team in home runs with 16

  • Peters, Philip R. (1983)

    Peters, a Portland High graduate in 1931 and all Telly that year as a pitcher-third baseman, was renowned as a slugger. Many tape measure home runs were chalked up in a lengthy semi pro career at such diverse pints as Sanfords Goodall Park, Bartlett NH and Maine State Prison at Thomaston.

  • Roberts, Wayne E. (1977)

    Roberts, a native of North Berwick, was graduated from Colby College in 1931. Known as a control pitcher with a sharp breaking curve, Roberts pitched for Titus Drug and B & M in the Portland Twilight league. In 1940 he pitched for a Three Rivers , Quebec nine managed by Maine Hall of Famer Charlie Small .

  • 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.

  • Rines, Carroll M. (1975)

    Carroll M Rines of Portland was known as "The Eye" to Telegram League batters for more than 30 years having umpired a wide range of fields. He umpired and supervised sports programs while in the army in WWII and squeezed in similar duty in the European Theater. He has long been an area ball and strike pillar. Selection of Rines marks the Hall's first father-son combination. His dad, the late Alton (Allie) was a Hall choice in 1974. Rines has been a sports writer with Portland papers for 38 years. Vern Putney Maine Sunday Telegram 10/26/75 USM Hall of Fame "Longtime sportswriter Carroll Rines of Portland is the second inductee. A 1938 Gorham State Teachers College (now USM) graduate, he was a Guy Gannett Publishing Company sportswriter for 38 years and an active umpire for 45 years. Known to many by his nickname “The Eye,” Rines was inducted into the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame in 1975. He now is involved in SMVTI and Cheverus High athletic programs." From Chebeague Island News Carroll 'the eye', Rines, 88 Oct. 30, 1915,-March 28, 2004 Born into a South Portland 'baseball family' , he was the son of Minnie M. and Alton A. Rines. His dad, Allie, was an outstanding semi-pro catcher who played for 'town teams' all over Maine. Thanks to his dad, Carol was in baseball for over 75 years as a mascot, batboy, player, coach, writer, official and just plain fan. A graduate of Gorham State Teachers College in 1938 with a B.A., Carroll trained as an educator. He served as a member of the 19th Armored (Tiger) Division in combat duty as a 'scout' guiding truck convoys through France, Germany, Austria, Bavaria and Italy in the European Theater of War. Carroll was a sportswriter for 38 years for the Portland Evening Express and the Maine Sunday Telegram. As well as one of New England's busiest baseball umpires having called more than 4,400 games over his 44 year umpiring career. During his long career , Carroll umpired in Babe Ruth League, Pony League, American Legion, high school, prep school, college, semi-pro and professional baseball circles. He was umpire-in-chief of the Telegram League, first umpire-in-chief and first basketball commissioner of the Cumberland County conference. He also served as Umpire-in-chief of nearly all southwestern Maine summer leagues for nearly a quarter of a century. When he retired from the newspaper, he 'couldn't stand the inactivity' so he joined Cheverus High School as the assistant athletic director on a voluntary basis for over twenty years. He, also, served over four decades as the Sports Information Director for the Southern Maine Technical College. Carroll had numerous honors bestowed upon him. He was inducted into the University of Southern Maine's Husky Sports Hall of Fame in 1987. In 1974, he and his dad, Allie Rines, were the first father-son duo to be named to the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame.

  • Reid, Fred (Brick) (1982)

    Even without a fast ball, Fred “Brick” Reid was considered one of Maine’s better pitchers. The right hander, with a deep love for baseball, pitched all over the state. He once had a chance to join the Boston Red Sox when he was 23 and a second chance when 37 but Reid turned down both chances because he just wasn’t interested. He said he never regretted the decision. His greatest thrill came when he was 25. He pitched 17 innings (that’s no misprint) in the Eastern Maine league and won his own game, 1-0, with a homer. Originally from Beersville, Canada, he came from Kent. County, New Brunswick to the U.S. in 1893 when he was six years old. From a family of nine, he went to school in Fairfield, Maine. He started out as a third baseman and also boxed. Reid could also hit. He played regularly until he was 55. In fact, he was originally a first baseman. His early success as a hitter was renown, as he was the scourge of the Trolley League and Maine State League.

  • Walsh, Joseph (1979)

    The late Joe Walsh, South Portland, starring for Ligonia, Holy Name Society, and the renowned Irons. No hit pitching performance and an amazing win streak highlighted a remarkably durable diamond career. Vern Putney PPH 1979

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