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Robert Bruton

Robert Bruton


At Rochester:

  • Played basketball and baseball in all four seasons at Churchville High School
  • Coaches suggested he become a professional baseball player and the St. Louis Cardinals offered him a contract. He declined to enlist in the United States Army Air Corps
  • After his service was completed, the Cardinals pursued him again but he enrolled at the University to study engineering
  • Played baseball and basketball at the University, earning letters in both sports
  • Led the Centennial Class of 1950 with a .400 average
  • Earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering in 1950


  • Played semi-pro baseball for the Churchville Stars and was chosen as the All-Star third baseman in each of 15 years
  • Employed by General Motors, retiring after 34 years
  • Mr. Bruton passed away in August, 1997