St. Raphael - 1951

1951 St. Raphael Academy Saints
Rhode Island Interscholastic League Baseball Champions

Lou Milner, president of the Brown Club, presents the plague emblematic of the baseball championship of the Interscholastic League to George Lovett, captain of the St. Raphael team, yesterday at Aldrich Field after the Saints defeated La Salle for the title. Barney Garrity, St. Raphael coach, is at the left. Paul Fiore, the winning pitcher, stands next to Milner.

Picture and caption from unidentified newspaper, 22 June 1951

This is the story of the St. Raphael Academy Saints who won the 1951 Rhode Island Interscholastic League baseball championship. The Saints went 14-0 in the regular season, won the semi-final playoff series with Westerly High 2-1, and swept La Salle Academy 2-0 in the final series.

You can start with game 1, or use the menu above to select a particular game.

The site contains transcribed newspaper accounts of the games, as well as pictures scanned from the same papers. Each of the links on the left-hand side of this page lead to one or more stories about the given game.

This site is dedicated to George Lovett, the co-captain and star first baseman of the Saints. After graduating from St. Raphael, George went on to play football at Boston College. After graduating from BC, George and his wife Barbara raised a family in a small town north of Boston. He is now retired from the banking industry and lives by the ocean in Rhode Island.

I am missing box scores and/or results from games listed below. If anyone has access to this information, please contact me.

I am also interested in any other pictures or information about this team. If you have some, and would like to share it, please contact me. Thank you!

The following players were starters or saw significant playing time. The players are listed roughly in playoff game batting order sequence.

Name Position Notes
Agostini, George ss
Guarino, Roy rf
Hanewich, Chet c
Lovett, George 1b Co-Captain
Kennedy, Bill 2b
Higgins, Johnny lf
D'Ambra, Ralph cf
Killeen, Ray 3b Co-Captain
Dragon, Joe 3b
Parenteau, Bill p
Fiore, Paul p
Miniati, Pete p

The following players were subs.

Name Position
Cunningham, Tom 2b
Falvey, Joe 1b
Gemma, Ray rf
Healy, Jack 3b
Hoxie, Bob p
Marshall, Joe lf
McCaughey, Dick p
Schwaner, Walt rf, cf

Missing Information

St. Raphael 6, Warren 3 - April 1951
I know the result, but I don't have the story of the game or the box score.
St. Raphael 5, Colt Memorial 1 - May 18, 1951
I know the result, but I don't have the story of the game or the box score.
Game 11; probably played Pawtucket West - May 1951
I have no information on this game.
St. Raphael 1, Barrington 0 - June 5, 1951
I know the result, but I don't have the story of the game or the box score.
St. Raphael 0, Westerly 1 - June 11, 1951
I need the box score for this game.