Leo Squinn

Leo Squinn

Leo Squinn, a Jamestown High School graduate, was active in playing and managing baseball for over 30 years. He was a welterweight in boxing and played football for the Crescents and Liberty A.C. He was also an active bowler who was elected president of the Jamestown Bowling Association 1944-1950. He played softball for S.M. Flickingers, National Worsted and MRC and managed MRC to a championship three times.

He managed Barber Shop and Knights of Columbus in the Jamestown Little League, managed MRC for six years in Jamestown Babe Ruth League, and managed the all-stars who competed in Buffalo and Amsterdam. He served 11 years as founding president of the Jamestown Area Oldtimers Baseball Club.

Squinn was on the executive board of the Jamestown Babe Ruth World Series and was a recipient of the Ray Angle award for his service to Jamestown Babe Ruth Baseball.

Leo Squinn was inducted into the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame in 1982. He died in 1986.

This is the 1938 Sans Company baseball team that won the City League Class AA title. It is essentially the same group of
players that won the Chautauqua County title that same year playing as Ashville. TOP ROW: Gib Sandberg (sponsor),
Leo Squinn, Kenny "Murphy" Johnson, Bud Underwood, Harlan "Hank" Weiss, Carl Allenson, Henry Firth, Harold Sanford
(sponsor) . MIDDLE ROW: Ernie Anderson, Austin "Punxy" Oliver, Eddie Mancuso, Phil Mula, Morris "Moody"
Garfield, Elmer "Dutch" Lloyd. FRONT ROW: Carl "Roque" Rosean, Larry Ross (batboy), Stacey Ross (manager)

photo courtesy Larry Ross

Leo Squinn is second from the left in the bottom row. 1938 County League Class AA Champions.

news clipping courtesy Larry Ross

1938 baseball scorecard - Squinn is a centerfielder on Sans team

The 1943 Vikings included four CSHOF inductees: Les James in front row, far left; Leo Squinn in back row, far left; Lyle
in back row, third from right; and Louie Collins in back row, far right.

The 1944 Jamestown Boosters included four CSHOF inductees: Leo Squinn in top row, far left; Les James in top row,
third from left; Lou Brown in top row, far right; and Joe Nagle in middle row, far right.

Leo Squinn, front row, last on right, with the 1945 Jamestown Steel Partition Bombers.

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