John “Cookie” Lucas

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Cookie Lucas could play any position, but was best known as a first baseman. He was the home run king of fast pitch softball’s Mid-Atlantic Region, frequently hitting two or three in a game. His
tape measure shots include one into the stands at Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium and one at Baynard Stadium that might have cleared I-95 had it been built then. During Cookies’ 19 year career
(1943-61), he played on 15 state championship teams. He also played in five Industrial League championships. In 1956 he was named MVP of the Eastern Fastpitch League which included teams from
Connecticut to Virginia. Cookie is considered in most circles as Delaware’s top all-time male softball player. In his later years, the slugger transferred his talent from the softball bat to a
golfer’s driver which he employed as a low handicap member of Shawnee Country Club in Milford.

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