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Williamsport in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ed Ott

Lycoming County MVP

 

— City of Williamsport Sports Walk —

 
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By Cosmos Mariner, June 6, 2021
1. Ed Ott Marker
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Ott had an eight-year career in Major League Baseball, mainly as a catcher with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He helped lead the 1979 “We are Family” Pirates to the World Series, where he batted .333. Following his Major League career, he served as a coach for the Houston Astros and later managed in Independent League Baseball. A multi-sport star at Muncy High School, Ott was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 1996.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1979.
 
Location. 41° 14.437′ N, 77° 0.263′ W. Marker is in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in Lycoming County. Marker can be reached from William Street south of West 4th Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is embedded in the sidewalk. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsport PA 17701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mike Mussina (a few steps from this marker); Carl Stotz (a few steps from this marker); Sports & Athletics (a few steps from this marker); Dan Muthler (within shouting distance of this marker); Tom O'Malley

Ed Ott Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 6, 2021
2. Ed Ott Marker
(looking west • William Street in background)
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Sal 'Tank' Rosato (within shouting distance of this marker); John Wilcox (within shouting distance of this marker); Frank Girardi (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsport.
 
Also see . . .  Ed Ott. Muncy High School, which is close to Williamsport, the home of the Little League World Series, had basketball, football, and wrestling teams, but no baseball team. Ott was considered one of the best all-around athletes in his high school’s history. (He was the first to be inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame.) Ott, a running back, lettered three years in football, and was selected to the league all-star team all three of his years on the varsity. In one game he scored all of his team’s 32 points. He was also an excellent wrestler in the 165-pound weight class, and was the league champion his junior and senior years. (Submitted on July 22, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 21, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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