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May 17, 2023 - 00:00
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It would be daunting for researchers half his age, but it didn’t stop Dr. Ray Van Cleef from reconnecting with his baseball players from six decades ago.The longtime Texas community college administrator couldn’t resist trying. Late in 2022, the search began.At age 94, he employed the usual communications efforts--some of them dead ends--to reach Sul Ross State University baseball players he coached in Alpine, TX, from 1958-1964….Relying on email, letters, phones and word of mouth, he wanted to reconnect with the 75 athletes he coached. For many, he could find no contact information. A few are deceased, and some simply ...

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