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Christopher Rosfelder

Class of 1989

Christopher was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2003. His citation appears below:

Chris Rosfelder excelled in baseball and football at Downingtown High School in Pennsylvania. Playing defensive end in 1982 and 1983, he was awarded the All-League Diserfino Award for outstanding play and sportsmanship. His performance in baseball was just as impressive—in 1984 he compiled a batting average of .432 and was selected to the all-league team as a catcher.

These talents he brought to Washington College, where he provided much of the impetus for the successful winning seasons in baseball from 1985 through 1988. His teams won 65 games while losing only 42. Chris’s forte was outstanding hitting. His hitting average was .377 in 1985, .216 in 1986, .423 in 1987 and .329 in 1988. Unfortunately early in his sophomore season he suffered a broken hand sliding back into first base and missed playing most of the year. A left-handed power hitter, he totaled 12 home runs during his college career. Fast afoot, he led the team in stolen bases in three of his four years of competition. He was honored by the American Baseball Coaches Association, NCAA Division III All-South All-American Team in 1988. He was selected MVP in both 1987 and 1988. Chris also was recognized as a competent catcher and handler of pitchers.

After graduation he was signed to a contract by Professional Baseball Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski of the Boston Red Sox. He played for two years for the Red Sox farm team in Utica, NY. He has continued to play semi-professional baseball in the West Chester, PA, Adult League, In a league comprised mainly of former professional baseball players, he is the fifth all-time hitter of home runs and holds the most batting titles. He has been selected MVP three times, and has participated in 11 all-star games sponsored by the league.

Chris considers one of the highlights of his undergraduate experiences was his participation a discussion panel with Bill Nicholson, Class of 1936 and former member of the Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies. The event was part of the festivities of Reunion Weekend in 1994.

Washington College considers it an honor and privilege to induct Chris Rosfelder into the Washington College Athletic Hall of Fame on this fourth day of October, 2003