Hal Lee

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Lee is highly regarded as the best athlete to ever come out of Bremerton before World War II. He was a standout football, basketball and baseball at Union High School in the 1920s. Lee went on to play for the University of Washington for three years in baseball and basketball, where he earned All-American status on the hardcourt, leading them to back-to-back Pacific Coast Championship league titles. He then played for several semipro basketball and baseball teams before leaving to fight in World War II. After the war, he became a PCC basketball official that worked up and down the West Coast, including the 1949 Final Four held on the UW campus. A member of the UW Hall of Fame and the Washington state Hall of Fame, Lee died in 1977 at 61 years old. He was named to the Husky baseball All-Centennial team in 2001.


Dick Jacobs

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Jacobs, a good fielding shortstop who hit for power, played for the Bremerton Cruisers in the 1920s and 30s. He also played for a semi-pro team in Kentucky and was a coastal champion in bowling and golf.

Alf Jensen

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Jensen started his softball career with the Hillbillies in 1936. He won a state title in 1942 and helped the Outlaws take third at the ISC World Tournament in Long Beach, California. Jensen was an all state pitcher in 1953 and hit a home run off legendary softball hurler Eddie Feigner during an exhibition game.

Myrtle Kressin

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Kressin was the best pitcher of her time. Beginning in 1951, she led the Bremerton Greenjackets to 12 straight state championships and four Northwest Regional titles. She pitched in six ASA National tournaments as well. She was also the coach of women’s fastpitch at Olympic College for a time. Kressin died in 2013 at 87 years old.