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On the cover is Dick Eckel pitching on Rushville’s first team in 1950. Eckel compiled a record of 13-3 in three seasons, registering 207 strikeouts, while walking just 79 in 103 2/3 innings of action. After graduation, Eckel signed a $10,000 contract to join the Detroit Tigers organization. The 6’1”, 200 pound pitcher played for the Toledo Mudhens.