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Friday, 01 August 2008 19:29

Class of 1945 

Johnny Klippstein

Klippstein was the first Blair grad to become a professional athlete. After his outstanding career at Blair, he spent 18 years in the major leagues, playing for Cincinnati, Minnestoa, Los Angeles, and the Chicago Cubs. He led the majors in saves in 1960 with 14, and played on the World Series Championship team with the Dodgers in 1959 and the American League Champion Minnesota Twins in 1965. he pitched in over 700 major league games. In addition to being a great athlete, John Klippstein was also a great person, who loved Blair so much he came back to the school in 1998 to make a moving speech at the ceremony commemorating the closing of the Wayne Ave. school.

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