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SCSD Athletic Hall of Fame: Blazing fastball took Barnowski to major leagues

Ed Barnowski's baseball career took him from Mont Pleasant to the Baltimore Orioles.
Ed Barnowski's baseball career took him from Mont Pleasant to the Baltimore Orioles.
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Former Mont Pleasant High School pitching great Ed Barnowski once faced legendary home run slugger Hank Aaron in a spring training game. “It was my all-time greatest moment,” Barnowski said. “I was pitching for the Baltimore Orioles, and Aaron was playing for the Atlanta Braves. But I can’t remember how it turned out. I was so nervous I couldn’t see home plate.” That’s understandable, because Barnowski’s fastball was so quick that opposing batters rarely got ...

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