Tri-County Youth Sports Grant
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Don Wyss

At age 50, Don Wyss concluded a sensational 35-year career in the Sunday Morning League, the nation's oldest semiprofessional baseball league. He began playing in the league at the age of 15 and for the next 35 years he set records which will never be broken: As a Manager he won eight championships; set astounding career statistics as a hitter, attaining a 35-year batting average of .307; led the League in all-time statistics of most hits, doubles, triples, at bats and runs batted in; and as a pitcher won the pitching honors in 1973 with an 11-2 record. In addition, he served as Vice-President and President of the League for many years.

Wyss began his sports career as a three-sport standout at Woodruff High School, playing baseball, basketball, and football. As a high school pitcher, he won 26 games and pitched 4 no-hitters, while attaining a batting average of .424. While attending Bradley University, he played on the 1956 baseball team that finished third in the NCAA College World Series and achieved a .323 batting average for the year.

Don is presently at Richwoods High School as Dean of Boys and Administrative Assistant. During his 24 years at the school, he has coached three sports and has served as its Athletic Director.