George “Nubber” Delcamp

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George “Nubber” Delcamp was an all around athlete who was one of the Mount Carmel Area’s best. But his greatest contributions were not as a player; they came as a result of his interest in sports and the way he communicated that interest to young people. He played baseball and football for Mount Carmel Athletic High from 1902 through 1905. He was a crack quarterback and pitcher. Later he played as a sandlot player with both the Old Mount Carmel Athletic Association and the West End AC. He was a pioneer runner, too. He frequently competed in marathons, which made him special for that time.

“Nubber” returned to Coach the Tornado football squad from 1915 through 1922. During that period his teams won 39 games, lost 12 and tied 11. After his retirement as Coach of the Tornadoes he remained on as trainer for a number of years, so that he could keep in contact with the squad.

In 1947 he was one of the group of men responsible for the formation of the Mount Carmel Little League. He coached the Star Lane Sox from the formation of the League in 1947 up until the time of his death in 1962. His teams were known for their knowledge of the fundamentals of the game. He as a patient, thoughtful instructor who played more emphasis on knowing the game than in winning. He had a profound effect on many youngsters in that 15 year period.

Categories: 1985 Hall of Fame