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GPSA Office
P.O. Box 413
Pueblo, CO 81002

GPSA Room
Massari Arena
Colo State Univ.- Pueblo
Pueblo, CO 81007

Hall of Fame Wall
Thatcher Building (Main Floor)
5th and Main
Pueblo, CO 81003

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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

GPSA Meetings

Below is a list of remaining meetings dates for the GPSA during the 2017 calendar year. All meeting held on the third Monday from Jan. to May and Aug. through Nov. in the GPSA at Massari Arena. Dates are subject to change if necessary.

 Nov. 20

Application Deadline

The deadline for nominations each year is Aug. 1.  Go to the Application Tab above to download and fill out an application today.

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Omar Joseph "Turk" Lown

High School: Attended Lane H.S., in Queens, NY.

Professional Baseball: Set a Chicago Cub Record for most appearances for a Relief Pitcher with 61 appearances in 1956...Lown broke his own record the following season (1957) with 67 appearances...Won the American League Pennant in 1959 with the Chicago White Sox...Was twice voted as the "Most Valuable Player" with Valdosta (1942) and the Pueblo Dodgers (1948)...The first time he faced each of the following "Baseball Greats" (Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams and Stan Musial) he struck them out!

Bats: Right         Throws: Right       Height:  6' 1"    

Date Team Played For League League All-Star Team
1942 Valdosta, Georgia    Gerogia-Florida League  
1943-45 In Military Service    
1946 Newport-New, VA  Piedmont League    Pueblo, 1947
1947 Pueblo, CO    Western League Pueblo, 1948
1948 Pueblo, CO    Western League Ft. Worth, 1949
1949 Montreal Canada    International League Montreal, 1950
1949 Ft. Worth, Texas Texas League Los Angeles, 1954
1950 Montreal Canada    International League  

 



Year


Team


League

Games
Played

Games
Started

Games
Won

Games
Lost
1951 Chicago Cubs  National League  31 18 4 9
1952 Chicago Cubs  National League  33 19 4 11
1953 Chicago Cubs National League  49 12 8 7
1954 Los Angeles, California  Pacific Coast League  15 0 0 4
1955 Los Angeles, California Pacific Coast League         
1956 Chicago Cubs  National League  61 0 9 8
1957 Chicago Cubs  National League  67 0 5 7
1958 Chicago Cubs  National League 4 0 0 0
1958 Cincinnati, Ohio (Red Legs) National League  11 0 0 2
1958 Chicago White Sox  National League  27 0 3 3
1959 Chicago White Sox National League  60 0 9 2
1960 Chicago White Sox  National League 45 0 2 3
1961 Chicago White Sox National League  59 0 7 5
1962 Chicago White Sox National League  42 0 4 2
    Totals 504 49 55 61

Innings pitched:  1,032
Hits allowed: 978
Strikeouts: 574
Walks:  590
Shutouts:  1
ERA:  4.12

Coaching Background: In 1964, Turk coached the Pueblo American Legion Baseball Team....Through all the years a has spent in Pueblo he has helped many young aspiring baseball pitchers and players

Occupation: Professional Baseball; In 1963, started working for the U.S. Postal Service, where he spent 20 years on the East side route in Pueblo.
    
Personal: Lives in Pueblo with his wife, Violet (Krizman) "Vi"

    

 

 

 

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