Photo of Vernon Brazzle

Vernon BrazzleVernon Brazzle

Photo of Vernon Brazzle
School: Lincoln Graduation Year: 1958

Year Inducted: 2014

Sports Played: Football, Baseball

High School Honors: 2-year letter winner in baseball, All-PIL and All-State as senior; hit .367 and led the league in stolen bases. Played in State-Metro All-Star game; starting center fielder and captain for ’57 State Champion American Legion team which finished second in the nation and featured Hall of Fame Lincoln pitcher Mickey Lolich who went on to star for the Detroit Tigers. 2-year letter winner in football.

Post High School Career: Played at Clark Community College compiling a .420 batting average in two years. Played semi-pro in the Portland City League. US Postal carrier for 35 years, fondly known as "the singing mailman." Sang the National Anthem 12 times before Portland Trail Blazer games and 6 times for the House of Representatives Mayors Breakfast.

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