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James Cyril (Cy) Kritzer was born in Avoca, Pennsylvania in 1907. While attending St. Bonas Cy played football for one year and baseball for three years, and in 1928 he was named captain of the 1928 varsity baseball team. Sources state that Kritzer pitched for a brief period in minor league ball while also having a professional baseball tryout. However, what Kritzer is most remembered for is his famed career in journalism in the field of sports writing. From 1929 to 1974, Cy was on the staff of the Buffalo Evening News and his stories appeared twice in the annual publication Best Sport Stories. Among other accomplishments, from 1944 to 1950 Kritzer was a member of the Major League Baseball Scoring Rules Committee and also served as the chairman of that committee. Kritzer was also the president of the International Baseball Writers Association, as well as being the first president of the National Association of Baseball Writers. Today, St. Bonaventure remembers this illustrious alumnus with his induction into the St. Bonaventure Hall of Fame.  

James Cyril Kritzer


Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1907 George Susce would prove to have a limited tenure at St. Bonaventure, attending the school in 1928 but leaving rather abruptly in February of 1929. In 1928 Susce played on the Bona's football team at the position of defensive back, alternating at times to fullback. A catching career in the major leagues would be a major reason for Susce's leaving St. Bonas. The Baseball Hall of Fame's records show that Susce played a total of thirteen total years in the majors with several different teams such as; Philadelphia, Detroit, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, and his last years with the Cleveland Indians. George Susce was also a candidate for the St. Bonaventure Hall of Fame.   

George Susce


Frank Loftus, also known as the "Strike Out King" here at St Bonaventure, pitched at Bonas until graduating in 1921. After playing at Bonas Loftus played in the minor leagues from 1921 to 1932, and very briefly played in the major leagues in 1926. On Sept. 26, 1926 Loftus pitched one inning of one game for the Washington Senators where he would obtain no record, but he would finish the inning with a 9.0 ERA. St. Bonaventure later elected Frank Loftus as a candidate for the schools Hall of Fame for his accomplishments on the Bona baseball diamond 

Frank Loftus


 The Willoughby, Ohio native; Brian Pellegrini throughout his career dawning  the Brown and White would leave the program with a him owning records in multiple offensive statistical categories. He sits first in program history in career at-bats, hits, doubles, home runs, RBI's, and runs scored. He was second in program history to win A 10 player of year honors in both 2006 and 2007. During his four years Pellegrini would lead the Brown and White to three separate Atlantic 10 Championship Appearances, along with a A10 Championship coming in 2004, and a runner up finish in 2006. He would be selected after the 2007 season in the 12th round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Houston Astros

Brian Pellegrini



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