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Former Senators player Howie Koplitz passes away

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  • Former Senators player Howie Koplitz passes away

    Howard D. "Howie" Koplitz, died at Eden Meadows on Monday, January 2, 2012. Born to Eldor and Esther (Diestler) Koplitz on May 4, 1938. Howard was an Oshkosh High School Indian and proud of it. On July 7, 1962 he married Karen Kimball, they have enjoyed 49 years together.

    A big fan of State and local sports teams, Howard enjoyed anything that required a ball or a puck. He played professional baseball for 10 years with the Detroit Tigers and Washington Senators. In 1961 he was Minor League Player of the Year. Howard retired after working 38 years as a United State Postal Service clerk in Oshkosh. He was a former director of the Snitz Club, the American Legion Baseball Organization, and the Postal Employees Credit Union. He coached baseball at Lourdes High School and will be remembered by many as a bird lover and coin collector. His personal "crafty" cards will be cherished.
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    RIP Howie

    "I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it."
    Carl Yastrzemski


    • #3
      Originally posted by Cowtipper View Post
      I see in an interview he gave he had a rotator cuff problem back when they didn't know how to deal with those. But he kept a positive attitude always.



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