FULTON HIGH SCHOOL
Second in from the right "Tick" Utick (Steve Belair Dad)
Pulton High started the season of '29 with seven veterans,
namely, Sunny Jim" Chubb, "Dolly" Herner, "Heifer" Diffin, Johnny Muscalino,
tert" Van Buren, "Stub" Stoddard and "SOX" STUBER.
Two of these were infielders, three were outfielders and two were pitchers. Coach "Zing"
Among the new faces to make a berth on the team were "Ernie" Nic-
Tar Baby" De Bottis, "Canuck" Wardhough, "Ozzie"- Osborne, and
Little" Myron Diffin.
The first game of the 1929 season was played with Pulsaki. "SOX" STUBER was on the mound with Niccoli on the receiving end. Chubb covered
sborne, second; Wardhough, the hot corner, and "Dolly" Hernerng his old position at shortstop. "Johnny" Muscalino was in center
Pulaski 4, Fulton 2.
FIRST ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT, MIKE HOGAN-ANDY BRANNIGAN-FRANK LIBERA- BOB SNOW
DICK MARCINO- DOMMIC IRPOLLTO- ALAN TOD LEON ( SOX ) STUBER -LEON CHAFFEE
SECOND ROW, JOE SMITH - AL BATH EARL REYNOLDS I DON'T HAVE THE REST OF THE NAMES
SOX STUBER PITCH FOR HONEY BARNS ON THE FULTON ( FUSILEERS ) LEAGUE
Stoddard pitched a fine game, striking out eleven of the opposing men but
due to many errors, Fulton as again on the tail end of the score which was
7 to 4. This was our first league game.
Tuesday, May 7, Central High School, champions of Syracuse last
year, came here. "Sox" STUBER occupied the mound and "Ernie" Niccoli
was behind the bat. Fulton was ahead till the last inning when Central
made a two-run rally and tied the score, three all. The coach of Central
High, after a consultation with "Zing" Hughes, decided it was too dark to
play ball. So the ball game was called a tie.
Saturday, May 11, the team traveled to Carthage and there we annexed
a victory. It was a loosely contested game featured by many errors.
"Sox" STUBER did the hurling with De Bottis on the receiving end. De Bottis
soon retired in favor of Niccoli who assumed his duties with a will. Fulton
traveled home on the same bus with Oswego and this is the first time that
Fulton returned home victorious and Oswego defeated from an out-of-town
trip in many years. The score of the game between Fulton and Carthage
was 11 to 7.
The following Wednesday Fulton was trounced by Vocational High
from Syracuse to the tune of 4 to 2. Stoddard was on the mound and
De Bottis backstopping. It was a pitchers' duel as each pitcher handed out
only one hit. This game was very interesting, as the score tells.
Saturday, May 18, Fulton entertained her ancient rival, Oswego. At
this time Oswego and Fulton were tied for second place in the Oswego-
Jefferson County League. This was the first game in which "Heifer"
Diffin played and he gave a good account of himself by catching several
almost impossible flies and connecting for three hits, one of these a double,
scoring Wardhough and Herner ahead of him. At no time was Oswego in
the scoring with Fulton. "Sox" STUBER did the twirling with Niccoli behind
the bat. The final score after this batting "bee" was 12 to 3.
The following Saturday, May 25, Fulton and Carthage clashed on
the Arrowhead diamond for the second time this season. It was a hardfought
contest, with Haller of Carthage leading the attack for his mates by
making two homers. One of these occurred in the second inning and
other in the fifth. Stoddard hurled fine baseball until the fifth inning. He
was then replaced by STUBER, who finished the game. In the fifth inning
high, fly ball hit by Squire of Carthage, began to descend over the heads ol
the eager, excited crowd which was too near the first base line. Chubb,
Fulton's first bagger, and Niccoli, catcher, attempted to catch the ball wit
the result of a collision in which Chubb and Niccoli were knocked uncor
scious. After fifteen minutes' delay, Chubb resumed the game. Niccol
was taken to the doctor and later on he watched the game from the bench
The game ended in a victory for Fulton, the score being 11 to 9. At 1
present time Fulton is leading the league with three victories and on
Next year the team will miss the services of "Heifer" Diffin, "Dolly"
on H "Sox" STUBER, but we know that the team of '30 will be as
ful f not more so than that of '29. The veterans of '29 who will
with' the team of '30 are Chubb, Van Buren, Wardhaugh, Stoddard,
Nircoli De Bottis, Muscalino, Myron Diffin and Osborne.
As "The Fultonian" goes to press, the results of the last two league
come in to cheer the editorial staff. Fulton won from Watertown,
16 to 15, after overcoming a 12-run lead run up by Watertown m the early
Oswego was defeated 11 to innings. 3.
The final league standing follow:
Won LOST Pet
Fulton 5 1 .833
Watertown 3 3 .500
Oswego 2 4 .333
Carthage 2 4 .333
On June 15 Fulton plays Watertown for the league cup.
Howard "Zing" Hughes __.
Leon "Sox" Stuber _ Pitcher
Gerald "Stub" Stoddard _ . Pitcher
Krnest "Nick" Niccoli __ Catcher
Marl "Tar Baby" De Bottis Catcher
James "Sunny Jim" Chubb First Base
Burt "Bert" Van Buren _ _ Second Base
G. "Canuck" Wardhaugh _Coach
Cecil "Dolly" Herner Shortstop-Third Base
Erwin "Ozzie" Osborne ._ Left Field
Myron "Little Red" Diffin-Center Field
Millard "Heifer" Diffin __<.Center Field
John "Musky" Muscalino-Right Field
Die when I may, I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that
I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower
No one who has "charley-horse" between the ears can fee a successful
GAME PLAYED IN 1958
"SOX" STUBER SR.
Born 1909 to 1962
MARJORIE STUBER SOTHERDEN- LEON ( SOX ) STUBER- IDA MAE STUBER
Leon "Sox" STUBER Jr.
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Some Info off the old Mike Merritt site
The Fulton Booster Club was founded in 1958 by local insurance man, Sherman M. Drohan. Mr. Drohan wanted to organize a group who was genuinely interested in athletics. He wanted to investigate the possibility of upgrading conditions in the school's program to a point where Fulton High could compete on the same level as other central New York schools. The original group of officers were Francis Miller, President, Dan McGinnis, Vice President, Bud Arnold, Treasurer, and Gene Adams, Secretary. While the name has been changed to the Fulton Athletic Boosters, Inc., the organization's Statement of Purpose, as published in the Fulton Patriot in 1958, remains the same.
SOX STUBER AND CARL BARTON WE ONE OF THE FIRST MEMBES IN 1958
A GOOD FRIEND OF "SOX" STUBER SR. , LEON "SOX" STUBER JR
AND THE SOTHERDEN FAMILY
"SOX" STUBER SR (FATHER) Our Great Grandfather CLICK HERE