F. Tucker “Tuck” Mulrooney

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Delaware athletics has no stronger advocate than F. Tucker “Tuck” Mulrooney. Tuck played a key role in the formation of Delaware Catholic Youth Organization sports programs that served
thousands of children. Mulrooney is also a founder and former president of the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame. In 2000, Tuck was honored by the International Sports Heritage Association with
the group’s highest honor, the Schroeder Award, for distinguished service to that organization and DSMHOF. Among his many innovations as CYO program director beginning in 1949 was the creation of
girls sports leagues. At one point Mulrooney supervised 139 teams and more than 1,000 athletes competing in 15 baseball, bowling, basketball and softball leagues. Mulrooney also was responsible for
the formation of parochial football leagues in New Castle County that developed hundreds of outstanding athletes. Mulrooney was a charter member of DSMHOF. Beginning in 1990, he led the search for
the organization’s permanent site, which culminated with construction of the Hall of Fame at Frawley Stadium. Tuck worked with elected officials to obtain state bond bill funding for the Museum. He
served two terms as DSMHOF president and chaired the design and exhibit committees. Since the founding of DSMHOF in 1976, Mulrooney worked closely with the international groups and the Delaware
Afro-American Sports Hall of Fame to enhance DSMHOF exhibits and operations. Mulrooney is a graduate of St. Joseph’s University, where he played on the varsity tennis team, and Wilmington High
School. He was a charter member of the WHS Wall of Fame.

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