Matthew M. “Matt” Donohue

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A storied Wilmington sandlot athlete, Matt earned 13 varsity letters over three years in football, basketball and baseball. In baseball’s minor leagues he had a 10-year career, with a batting
average well over .300, breaking in with Rochester of the International League in 1919. In the 1921 Little World Series he was 7 for 10 for Baltimore against Louisille, setting a series record. In
football, Matt kicked four field goals in a 12-9 victory for Flint, Michigan in a professional game.



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