Dale Till

Dale Till
Dale Till

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Dale Till earned the "hat trick" status as far as being inducted into area Hall of Fames. With his entrance into the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame in 1996, Till has the outstanding achievement of being an inductee in three Western New York Hall of Fames. Previously, he was honored with his selection to the Fredonia State Hall of Fame in 1988 and the Western New York Softball Hall of Fame in 1992.

Till was born in Fredonia in 1937 and spent most of his life in Chautauqua County. He was very active in athletics while attending Fredonia High School where he graduated in 1954. Till was on the varsity football team from 1951-1953 and during that time the Hillbillies captured two Southwestern Conference titles. His position was quarterback and he was a starter in 1953.

Baseball was probably his best sport in high school as he was a varsity performer for four campaigns and his senior season saw the Hillbillies win a Section 6 crown. He also was a varsity basketball player for two years. After graduation, Till didn't have far to go to continue his education and athletics as he chose Fredonia State where he first became a star in baseball and later an outstanding coach at his alma mater.

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