Earl Sheats

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Sheats was an all-around athlete out of Middletown High School and the University of Delaware. At Middletown,  he earned four varsity letters in baseball and track, three in basketball, and
one in football before the school dropped football in his senior year. Sheats captained baseball, basketball and track as a senior. He was first team All-State basketball his senior year. In track,
he was state champion in the 880 yard run in 1934, 1935 and 1936 and state champ in the shot-put in 1936. At Delaware, Sheats lettered in baseball all four years and captained the team as a senior,
earning three letters each in football and basketball, and was voted the University’s Outstanding Athlete as a senior in 1940. He played semi-pro baseball in three leagues, 1938-40 and for Odessa in
the Vinyl league in 1941-54, earning All-District honors in 1947 and 1948. Sheats was an outstanding coach in the Mar-Del league in 1948 and player/coach of the Middletown Mar-Del league basketball
team 1947-49.



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