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HAIL TO HAMTRAMCK
Gerald Holland
September 07, 1959
If Puerto Rico had its troubles against Hamtramck, Mich, in the Little League World Series last week (it lost 5-0), so did everybody else who played them. And the two principal reasons were Arthur (Pinky) Deras and Gregory Pniewski. Firing in his fast ball at up to 70 mph in the final with Auburn, Calif., Deras, 13, struck out 14 batters and cracked a three-run homer in a six-inning, 12-0 rout. Then, hearty with victory, he scooped up his catcher, the 99-pound Pniewski, who had not only contained his blistering pitches but had driven in four runs as well.
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September 07, 1959

Hail To Hamtramck

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If Puerto Rico had its troubles against Hamtramck, Mich, in the Little League World Series last week (it lost 5-0), so did everybody else who played them. And the two principal reasons were Arthur (Pinky) Deras and Gregory Pniewski. Firing in his fast ball at up to 70 mph in the final with Auburn, Calif., Deras, 13, struck out 14 batters and cracked a three-run homer in a six-inning, 12-0 rout. Then, hearty with victory, he scooped up his catcher, the 99-pound Pniewski, who had not only contained his blistering pitches but had driven in four runs as well.

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