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James Stevens, Jr.

Class of 1943

James was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1983. His citation is below:

James A. Stevens, Jr. a Baltimore Maryland native, was one of the finest defensive centerfielders to don a Washington College baseball uniform. Jim’s daring and blazing speed won many ballgames. He was selected All-Maryland his junior and senior years. He played professionally for the Centreville Orioles and Richmond Colts and was named Eastern Shore League Most Valuable Player leading Centreville to a pennant in 1946.

He was a fine basketball player highlighting his college career with a 38 point effort against P. M. C. Stevens scored 26 points in his last game, helping the Sho’men defeat the University of Delaware.

In April, 1942 Jim was elected President of the Washington College Varsity Club and served until January, 1943 when he was called into the service of his country. He was a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity, Beta Omega Chapter.

Jim served in the U. S. Marine Corps in World War ll and was called to active duty again during the Korean War. He retired from the U. S. Marine Corps with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 1979 with 27 years of satisfactory federal service.

Still active in athletics, he has been involved as a coach, instructor and coordinator of the Hearst-Maryland Professional Baseball Players Association tryout program for 28 years. He is president of the Old-timers Baseball Association and is a former president of the Maryland Professional Baseball Players Association.

On July 1, 1983 he retired from the Baltimore City School system as a Social Studies teacher of Urban Growth and U. S. History after 26 years of satisfactory service.

A hustling, determined athlete, Jim Stevens earned his way into Washington College’s Athletic Hall of Fame. We honor him on October 28, 1983 for his many contributions to sports and to Washington College Athletics.