Midland Amateur Sports Capital Committee

Julius Blasy

Julius Blasy, a longtime Midland City Councilman and mayor, also distinguished himself as a coach, athlete and champion for sports facilities. He coached Little League baseball for several years and also founded the Midland Speedskating Club in 1956. He served as the club’s coach [...]

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 [...]

Dave Keilitz

Dave Keilitz won four letters at Midland High School, two each in baseball and basketball. He went on to play baseball at Central Michigan University and was that school’s first NAIA All-American baseball player in 1964. He established nineteen game, season and career hitting [...]

Jim Kern

Jim Kern pitched for the 1967 American Legion State Championship Berryhill Team and then went on to pitch in professional baseball for eleven years. He pitched for the Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, and six other major league clubs. In 1974 Kern was named AAA American [...]

Jack Kett

Jack Kett began his long career in softball as a Figure 8 pitcher in 1935 for Gill Lumber of Ann Arbor. He was the first player recruited by Jimmy Walsh and Larry Brown for the Chemical City Athletic Club in 1940. The team named was changed to the Dow Athletic Club in 1942. Kett [...]

Gene Kline

Gene Kline was involved in bowling in Midland for nearly three decades. He established himself an elite bowler in 1976 by being the first bowler in Midland to bowl two 700 series in the same season. That same year he set a city record with a 735 series and in 1983 won the City [...]

Dick Lange

Dick Lange was a three sport star at Bullock Creek High School (football, basketball, baseball) and then went on to star in baseball at Central Michigan University, and then in the professional ranks. Lange had a career record of 20-4 at Central Michigan University and threw [...]

Dr. Lewis Lloyd

Dr. Lewis Lloyd moved to Midland in 1937 and became involved with a figure skating group in Saginaw. After building a natural ice surface in his backyard and establishing a community interest in the sport, Dr. Lewis led the effort to have an artificial ice rink constructed in [...]

Meredith McGrath

Meredith McGrath has won scores of tennis events as an amateur. In 1989 she was the runner-up in the Wimbledon Girls Singles Championship and won the Wimbledon Girls Doubles Championships in ’88 and ’89. With victories from 1987-89, McGrath is the only player to have won three [...]

Eino Pulkiner

Eino Pulkiner was the longtime baseball coach at Midland High School compiling a record of 218-49 including twenty-five winning seasons. Pulkiner was the coach of Midland’s first American Legion Jr. Baseball Team. He was also the second baseman for the original Dow AC softball [...]