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Sunday, June 3, 2012

GAIL GOODRICH VALLEY SPORTS HERO

CHERISHING OUR VALLEY      2012



Gail Goodrich was the captain of the John H. Francis Polytechnic High School basketball team in the San Fernando Valley. Goodrich and Polytechnic team won  the 1961 Los Angeles City high school basketball championship. He went on to play for Encino's John Wooden at UCLA. He was a star athlete in college and later for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Sportscard - Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Gary Fredburg - May 2012.  (click on image to enlarge)
On November 20, 1996, the Lakers retired his #25 jersey. On December 18, 2004, UCLA did likewise. In high school he wore #12 and that number was retired by Poly High as well.

1 comment:

leemell said...

One of his UCLA teammates was Jack Hirsch from Van Nuys High - 1959.