SOX STUBER

Our  Grandfather

 

FULTON HIGH SCHOOL

 

Second in from the right "Tick" Utick (Steve Belair Dad)

1929

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"
hughes had to procure the rest of the team from the new material which had reported, to fill out the vacancies left by "Bim" Crahan, "Ken" Lire, Vmce" Melfi, and "Gord" Farnum.
 

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
with "Bert" Van Buren in left and "Little.' Myron Diffin in right.
 

Pulaski 4, Fulton 2.
game which was scheduled between Watertown and Fulton, Fulton, but due to repair work on the field and also weather game was played at the Fort Ontario diamond in Oswego.1929

 

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

1929

THE FULTONIAN

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

defeat.

 

THE FULTONIAN

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.

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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.

 

 

Baseball squad:

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

would grow.—Lincoln.

 

No one who has "charley-horse" between the ears can fee a successful

-Knute Rockne.

 

GAME PLAYED IN 1958

 

1961

 

 

"SOX" STUBER SR.

Born 1909 to 1962

MARJORIE STUBER SOTHERDEN- LEON ( SOX ) STUBER- IDA MAE STUBER

                                                          

1966

Leon "Sox" STUBER Jr.
Sportsmanship Award
(1962 - present)

 

Dave Adams 1962
John Iamaio 1963
John Clark 1964
Paul Roy 1965

Charles DiBartolo

1966

Bob Rodger 1967
Nick Godici 1968

Joe Okoniewski

1969

Jim Auser

1970

Mike Merritt 1971
Steve Janas 1972
Lynn Siebers & Marty Gillard 1973
Rene Parsons & Roger Rurey 1974

Donieta Pollard & Luis Azcue

1975

Gretchen Flick & B.J. McKnight 1976
Kim Siebers & Mike Dings 1977

Dugan Davies & Brett Tallents

1978

Karen Kemmis & Dan Fisher

1979

Annette Allen & Ron Cotton

1980

Mary Beth Froio & Tom Beeman 

1981

Kathy Ahern & Wally Cummins

1982

Susan Salisbury & Craig Fitzgerald

1983

Kris Kemmis & Tom Bogaczyk 1984
Amy O'Connor & Ray Holt 1985
Ann Calkins & Hal Duell 1986
Lisa Charbonneau & Bill Beckwith 1987
Carolyn Abbott & Chris Phelps 1988
Joanne Izyk & Bill James 1989
Jill Patterson & Paul Stoutenger 1990
Jamie Bogardus & Doug Rusho 1991

Kim Goss & Harry McDougall

1992
Heather Dumas & Don Fronk 1993
Marie Peacock & Mike Galvin 1994
Jessica Walker & Justin Randall 1995
Becky Randall & Jeff Hazboun 1996
Amy Roy & Jeff Bleau 1997
Erica Turner & Jeremy Greer 1998
Katie Frawley & Mike Gioia 1999
Nicole Dick & Curt Fitzpatrick 2000
Jenny Davenport & Craig Distin 2001
Kaylan Orkis & Rob Seabury 2002
Shannon Myers & Marcus Taormina 2003
Mackensie Johnson & Ryan Drake 2004
KATHRYN LAWSON / GREY ARNOLD 2005
 JILLIAN GREEN / ALEX FISHER 2006
JENNIFER SCHUELTZ / ZACH MERRY 2007
LEANNA LITTLER / DREW KINNEY 2008
ERIN HUDSON / JOSH DESTIN 2009
RAQUEL VESCIO / NICK MILLARD 2010
KIRSTEN FRANCIS /SCOTT BULLARD 2011
  2012

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Some Info off  the old Mike Merritt site

Fulton Booster

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

Honorary Members
Carl Barton (Past President)
Rosemary Dahlberg

 Rizzo

 
 
 

 

  • Selected for induction as the Class of 2004 are Barney Naioti, Russell "Buzz" Bradshaw, Warren Tilden, Carl Barton, Tom Wilson, Dugan Davies, J.R. Taormina, and the State Champion 1982 Wrestling Team.
    ...
    Carl Barton is a long-time member and past-president of the Fulton Boosters Club who is affectionately known by many as "Mr.Booster."He joined the Boosters in September of 1958 and is still involved in the organization today.He is an honorary member of the Fulton Athletic Boosters and has been active in getting the Fulton Athletic Boosters' Hall of Fame founded and underway.Through the years, Barton has been elected to several official positions in the Boosters and has received many accolades and awards.Barton notes that one of his proudest moments arrived when the Fulton Athletic Boosters created an athletic scholarship in his name.The Carl Barton Athletic Scholarship is still presented at each year's Spring Awards Ceremony.Barton retired from Nestles as a chemist in 1982.He managed the North Bay Campgrounds for eight years before moving to Florida where he currently resides.Barton has three children, Donald Barton, Carol Huffard, and C. Anthony Barton.Barton has three children, Donald Barton, Carol Huffard, and C. Anthony Barton.

A GOOD FRIEND OF "SOX" STUBER SR. , LEON "SOX" STUBER JR

AND THE SOTHERDEN FAMILY

 

"SOX" STUBER SR  (FATHER)  Our Great Grandfather CLICK HERE

 

 

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