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THE 1954 SOUTH JERSEY LITTLE LEAGUE CHAMPS!

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GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (1954)--The 1954 Gloucester City Little League All-Stars will celebrate their 60th Anniversary this Friday at Vitales Restaurant with a luncheon. This is the only team in the 62-year history of the Gloucester City Little League to win the South Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland Region 4 Championships. They were two games from the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA  when they were defeated by Millbury, NJ, who represented the North Jersey/ New York Region. 

The photo above was taken after Gloucester beat Glassboro in the summer of 1954 to win the South Jersey championship. Those pictured include (l. to r.): Gloucester City Coach Jim Wachter, and Coach Jim Stubbs, unknown, behind Stubbs is: Bart Rettew, Matt Mullin & Albie Brandt; the 8 in front of Ray Ford & Baile Hetherington (left to right) appear to be: Ed Hlopak, Reds Richards, Tom Ferry, Jake Miller, John Bartley, George Cleary, Stan Booth & Knute Cogan. Missing from the photo are: Bob Bevan, and Ray McCann

In 1979 the team was honored by the City LL on their 25th Anniversary. 

Top Row (l. to. r.): Jim Wachter, Knute Cogan, Jake Miller, Stan Booth, Ray McCann, Bob Bevan, John Bartley

Bottom Row: Bart Rettew, Ed Hlopak, Tom Ferry, Matt Mullin, Albie Brandt, George Cleary, Reds Richards. Missing from the photo at that time were Ed Hlopak, George Cleary, and Coach Jim Stubbs   SEE MORE

 

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