Former baseball great Ned Garver has died at 91

Maybe he never grew up in Fort Wayne, but Ned Garver sure spent a lot of time here, often hitchhiking at least twice a week from his hometown of Ney, Ohio, to play games. Garver died Sunday in Byron, Ohio, at age 91.

While playing for the St. Louis Browns, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Athletics and Los Angeles Angels, Garver won 10 or more games eight times during his 14-year career that ended in 1961. Garver’s career record was 127-157 with a 3.73 ERA.

Garver also became the fifth of only seven pitchers to win 20 games for a last-place club when he went 20-12 in 1951 for the St. Louis Browns who finished 52-102. He’s the only modern pitcher to win 20 games for a team that lost 100 games. Garver was runner-up to the New York Yankees’ Yogi Berra for the American League’s Most Valuable Player Award that season.

Garver was an inductee into the Northeast Indiana Baseball Association Hall of Fame in 1975 and was a frequent speaker at the organization’s banquets and at other Fort Wayne events. <br>

<center> Carroll defeats Leo to win city high school hockey title </center><br>

The Carroll Chargers club team improved to 21-1 in Fort Wayne High School Hockey Association play by beating Leo 13-2 Wednesday night to win the Memorial Cup playoff championship.

Trevor Thornson scored a hat trick and passed two assists, Griffen Fisher scored a hat trick and Nick Ramsay, Spencer Sandberg, Adam Stoody and Zack Hartley each scored two goals. Stoody and Ramsay also had three assists and Sandberg had two. Goaltender Clayton Grinstead made 18 saves.

Connor Bonecutter had a goal and an assist, Cameron Manning scored a goal and Steven Vlot made 27 saves for the Lions.

Before the game, the FWHSHA gave awards to the top five scorers, Ramsay, Jared Lamothe of Bishop Dwenger, Nick Decker and Bonecutter of Leo and Sandberg of Caroll. Grinstead was named the top goaltender with teammate Issac Hyde finishing second.

The all-city first team includes forwards Lamothe, Branden Lambert of Summit City and Stoody, defensemen Ramsey and Austin Ryan of Summit City and Grinstead in goal. The second team includes forwards Bonecutter, Decker and Sandberg, defensemen Hartley and Brendan Hensley of Bishop Dwenger and Bishop Dwenger goaltender Ron Frank.

Erik Wallenstein, grandson of Bob Chase, was present for the Memorial Cup Honoree presentation.

The state tournament begins this weekend in Fishers and Indianapolis with Carroll playing in Class 4A, Bishop Dwenger and Leo in Class 2A and Summity City, Fort Wayne Bruins and Homestead in Class 1A.