Bill Fitzsimmons

Bill Fitzsimmons

Class of 1937

Sport(s): Baseball | Ice Hockey

Year Inducted: 2003

Bill was a two sport star at Bennett High School. He played hockey and baseball. He played hockey in 1935 and 1936 and was a terrific player. Hockey was a varsity sport in those days and Bill made all high in 1936. One of Bill’s teammates called him the best baseball outfielder that he ever saw. He was certainly one of the best outfielders to play baseball at Bennett High School. He was All High in 1935, 1936 and 1937 and won a four year baseball scholarship to Michigan State. He played freshman baseball and three years of varsity ball at Michigan State. He was elected Captain of their team in his senior year and after graduation was signed to a two year Semi-pro contract with the Simon Pure Brewery team in Buffalo, NY. His baseball career was cut short when he was drafted into the US Army in 1942.

Bill currently lives in Temecula, California with his wife Anne. They own, operate and market a five plus acre Orchard/Farm in Temecula. They have two daughters.