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Fred Ducham

Fred Ducham is a lifelong Midland who was a fixture on the local softball scene for 70 years. Born in Midland in 1932, Ducham began his fastpitch softball career in 1946 at the age of 14, playing third base for Team KCYO.  Since that time he has been involved in various levels of [...]

Bruce Dickey

Bruce Dickey coached baseball at Bullock Creek High School from 1984 to 2007. In 1992, Dickey left coaching for two years and served as Athletic Director and Assistant High School Principal. During his 22 year career at Bullock Creek, the Lancer baseball teams compiled an [...]

John Dauer

John Dauer managed fast pitch softball in Midland for more than fifteen years after a distinguished playing career. Dauer was the assistant manager and player for the Midland Taxi team which won the 1953 Class B State Championship. He then began building his own team, which would [...]

1976 H. H. Dow High School Chargers Football Team

H.H. Dow High School “Chargers” 1976 Class A State Champions Season Record: 11-0 DHS 27       Livonia Franklin 6 DHS 33       Mt. Pleasant 21 DHS 35       Muskegon 22 DHS 32       Grand Ledge 14 DHS 29       BC Handy 21 DHS 34       Arthur Hill 19 DHS 68       Sault Ste. Marie 14 [...]

Harry Demski

Harry Demski had a powerboat racing career spanning over 20 years. He started racing in the mid 1940’s with a 7 horsepower motor and aluminum boat. In the 1950’s he moved up to a 10 horsepower alcohol burning racing Johnson engine. He took second place both in 1952 and 1953 in [...]

1951 Dow AC’s Softball Team

The 1951 Dow AC`s capped a 6-1 Amateur Softball Association World Tournament Championship run with probably the finest single day effort in the history of the sport. The AC`s breezed through their first three games of the tournament without a loss and advanced to bracket play on [...]

Loren Dinkle

Loren Dinkel was an outstanding baseball and softball player. He played four years of baseball as Central Michigan University and forty years later still ranked second in two batting categories. Dinkel played six years with Dow AC`s softball team and was the team’s leading hitter [...]

Dick Dudzik

Dick Dudzik played first and third base for the Dow AC’s from 1948-55 after previously earning softball honors in the Chicago area as well as in the military. While with the Dow AC’s Dudzik was elected to the All-World Softball Team in 1952, the All-Regional Team in 1953 and was [...]

Clyde Dexter

Clyde Dexter came to Midland in 1940 as a pitcher for the Chemical City Athletic Club. Dexter’s first game in Midland was a nineteen strikeout, no hit, no run game and he never looked back. Dexter’s pitching career in Midland, cut short by a back injury, spanned thirteen seasons [...]