By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

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1946: Gathman pitches well for Yale University


July 8, 2021

• July 11, 1946

William Gathman, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.H. Gathman, of Hartley, pitched successfully for Yale University, winning all the games he had worked during the 1946 season. He was to be discharged from the Marines but would be ineligible for college ball as he had signed a Boston Red Sox contract after graduation from Everly High School in 1942. Gathman had also played for the Hartley Junior Legion team.

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