Sam Cowicz is remembered at Bartlett High as an outstanding athlete in every varsity sport he played.
Part of a paragraph in his 1941 yearbook perhaps sums up Samís talents: ďÖhis swiftness on the basketball court, his timely hitting on the baseball diamond, and his outstanding blocks and tackles on the football field will never be forgotten.Ē
Sam played varsity baseball for four years, serving as captain on the 1941 undefeated team, and batted over .400. He played varsity baseball for two years and football for one year.
He was named centerfielder on Coach George Finneganís all-time team, a list compiled after Finneganís 40 years of coaching.
After graduating from Bartlett in 1941, Sam received an athletic scholarship to Worcester Academy, where he played baseball and basketball. Later, he graduated from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, where he also played baseball and basketball.
Sam reportedly was asked to play in the Boston Braves farm system, but entered the U.S. Navy as an ensign, serving in World War II. He was also a third made in the Maritime Service.
Sam Cowicz, who died in April 2002, and his wife Mary have two sons; Jeff, 55, and John, 49.