Members of the 1950 Little League startup team in Westbrook were (front row, left to right): Bob Knight, Tom Waters, David Sinclair, Robbie Wormell. Back row: Ray Belanger, Bob Tourangeau, Neal Doucette, Garry Patterson, coach Lester Clarke, Lester Wormell, Dick Westcott, Jimmy Burrill, Phil Butterfield and Billy Haskell.
1950 Little League Team
Irish Hill Team Members
Hormidas 'Husky' Aube
Hormidas 'Husky' Aube lead the Westbrook High team to a Telegram Championship in 1926 and was a member of college national all-star team in 1930. He was a member of the New York Yankees organization for 4 years when an auto accident injury ended his career. While with the Yankees he roomed with Cy Perkins and Lefty Gomez. Babe Ruth called him “the kid”. He returned to Westbrook in 1934 and joined the police force and later became the Chief of Police.
This article courtesy of the Westbrook Historical Society.
John Cumberland pitched for six seasons in the MLB between 1968 and 1974 with the New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, and California Angels.After retiring Cumberland became a coach, serving as minor league pitching coordinator for the Milwaukee Brewers in 1992 and acted as both bullpen coach and pitching coach for the Boston Red Sox. He also served as the pitching coach for the Kansas City Royals from 2002 to 2003.
Mr. Cumberland was inducted into the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971.
Don Douglas, 1969
This photo of Don Douglas is from 1969. A standout on the field and in the community, he was inducted into the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991.
Mr. Douglas is still active in baseball serving as a board member of the Westbrook Baseball Foundation and as President of the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame. He can also be found on sidelines cheering on the next generation of baseball players.
Memories Are Forever
Westbrook has a rich baseball tradition. For decades boys and men have played representing their city, neighborhood, church and employer. We hope these pages honor those that have proudly played the game.
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