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Catalog Number 2009.030.054
Description Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Con Dempsey of Sequoia High School who was inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on June 19, 2008. Plaque includes image of Dempsey and a brief biography: "The tall, right-handed pitcher was a late-bloomer. In fact, Con Dempsey's potential was barely noticed at Sequioa in the early 1940s. After that, however, things got interesting. Dempsey who served with the U.S. Navy during World War II, matriculated to the University of San Francisco where he became a pitching star. He won 49 games for the San Francisco Seals of the Pacific Coast League between 1948 and 1951. He also pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League."
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Con Dempsey Sports Hall of Fame Plaque
Date June 19, 2008
Inscription Text "Alpine / Awards / & Imprinted Sportswear, Inc. / Foster City Union City Concord..." (medium-size rectangular green and gold sticker, back top center.)
Provenance Plaque and induction was sponsored by The Times of San Mateo.
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-1 inches
Search Terms Sports
Redwood City
Sequoia High School
Baseball
Pacific Coast Baseball League
Dempsey, Con
Subjects Sports
Awards
Athletes
Baseball
Baseball players
Naval personnel
World War II
People Dempsey, Con