Ted Wyberanec was an outstanding individual, not only on the pro level, but also on the local level.
A Jamestown resident, Wyberanec devoted a great deal of his spare time to the Jamestown area youth, teaching them the fundamentals of baseball and basketball, two sports he excelled in on a professional level. For several years during the summer, he held baseball clinics at Chautauqua Institution for youngsters from 8-16 and then managed the Institution's semi-pro team called the Lakers. Some of the outstanding players on those teams were Tom Sharp, later Frewsburg football coach, well-known local figures Jack Fulford, George Parsons, and Bob Winterburn, along with Jim Hannon and Denny Swan. The first three seasons, his club recorded a superb 20-4 record.
Wyberanec was born in the Bronx and suffered an early tragedy when his mother passed away when he was 5. He became an outstanding baseball and basketball performer while attending Theodore Roosevelt High School.
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