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Lee Goldammer



Canova High School. One of the finest amateur baseball pitchers South Dakota has ever produced. A right-hander, Goldammer won 312 games and struck out 4,292 batters in a career spanning more than 35 years. He played on six state championship teams and set a state record of 13 consecutive wins (1963-69) in state tourney play. Three times he pitched and won two games on the same day in the state tourney. Was named the state's independent athlete of the year in 1971, when he was MVP of the state tourney. Also was MVP in 1967.

Started playing Legion baseball at age 14 and started playing amateur (town team) baseball at age 18. Played for Canova until 1980, then moved to Mitchell and played for Mitchell Moonlite Bar until retiring in 1986.

Helped South Dakota to five Men's Senior World Series titles in Phoenix. He retired in 1986. Came out of retirement in 1989 and remains an active pitcher. In 1989 he was selected by the Argus Leader as the starting pitcher on the state's all-time amateur baseball team.

During high school, participated in football, baseball and track. Held school discus record.




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