Larry Brinkley JrHad an outstanding career on the youth level in Springfield Township and at Springfield High, where he led the Spartan Mound Corp. for three years, including his senior season in 1955 when he won 13 games, including a once in a lifetime feat of pitching three consecutive no-hitters. The hard-throwing right-hander then had a stint with the Cleveland Indians Minor League System, including a 4-1 record with a 1.90 ERA in 1956 before returning home. Larry had continued success on the local AA level with the Zoff Heating, Krispy Kreme and Tramonte Black Label teams. He hurled the Kremes to the 1958 League Title and was named to the Loop's All-Star team three consecutive years during which time he posted an excellent record of 45 wins, only 4 losses and a glittering 1.23 ERA.