7:30 p.m. Induction Program
Master of Ceremonies
Basketball and Golf, Class of 1953
Presenter: Lucia Kubiatowski
Stephen was actively involved in sports and band at HTHS. He was a major letter winner in basketball (3 yrs), baseball (1 yr), and band (3 yrs). His achievements in basketball (Juniors) were outstanding. In his senior year, he was the Chicago Catholic League Junior Team basketball scoring champion and was named to the All Catholic League Juniors First Team as well as the All City Juniors Team. In golf, he entered the Catholic League Golf Tournament as a single entry representing HTHS in the Catholic League Golf Championship and won the Individual Golf Championship with a 36 hole score of 151 (75 and 76) in his senior year. In addition to his athletic achievements, Stephen earned three Scholastic Monograms for his scholastic achievements.
Stephen received a B.S. Degree from Northwestern University in 1957 and a J.D. Degree from DePaul University in 1963. He is a partner in the Przybylo & Kubiatowski Law Firm in Chicago. He and his wife Carole have been married for thirty-six years and live in Chicago. They have two children, Stephen A. Jr. and Lucia.
Baseball and Basketball, Class of 1953
Presenter: Frank Szwedo
To receive the award for John "Jack" Krol: Frank Szwedo
Jack excelled in both baseball and basketball (Seniors). He was a major letter winner in both baseball (4 yrs) and basketball (3 yrs). He was captain of the baseball team and co-captain of the basketball team in his senior year. He was third team All Catholic and Honorable Mention All City in basketball and played in the Catholic League All Star game. After graduation from HTHS, he signed a professional baseball contract with St. Louis and played 12 full seasons of minor league baseball compiling a lifetime average of .267 while playing at each infield position. He was a six time All Star in the minor league. He managed in the Cardinal chain for 11 years, was an All Star Manager twice (Midwest League & Texas League), won three minor league titles, and was Manager of the Year at St. Petersburg. He was coach of the St. Louis Cardinals (1977-1980). He also served twice as interim manager of the St. Louis Cardinals (1978 & 1980), coach of the San Diego Padres (1981-1986), manager at Las Vegas (1986), and manager at Charleston, SC (1987-1990).
Jack died of cancer on May 30, 1994. His wife, Liz, resides in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Jack and Liz had two daughters and one son. Their daughter, Toni, lives in Winston-Salem; their son, John, also lives in Winston-Salem; and their daughter, Sharon, lives in Atlanta, Georgia. There are two grandsons, Benjamin (10) and Matthew (8) and two granddaughters, Michelle (13) and Jackie (5).
Basketball, Class of 1956
Presenters: Paul Szczurek
Mickey excelled in basketball (Seniors) at HTHS. He was a major letter winner in basketball (2 yrs) and captain in his senior year. In his senior year, he was named to the Chicago Catholic League All North Section Senior Team and played in the Catholic League All Star game. He was awarded a basketball scholarship to DePaul University and played basketball for 4 years for "The Coach", Ray Meyer. At DePaul, he started 1st team as a sophomore, was named Honorable Mention All American, and was voted by the Notre Dame University players as the best they had played against. He played in the NCAA Tournament in 1959 and 1960 and his team made the final 16. He was awarded the DePaul University Basketball Sportsmanship Award as a senior.
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