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W. Birch Douglass, Jr.
W. Birch Douglass, Jr.
Induction Year: 1990
Sport: Baseball, Basketball, Football
Graduation Year: 1936

A three sport star for the Tigers in the mid-30s, Birch Douglass played football, baseball and basketball while earning nine letters.  A native of Kinston, NC, Birch played professional baseball in the International League after his graduation from H-SC.  He was captain of the '36 team and pitched and played first base.  In basketball, he was a fine shooter and an outstanding passer.  Birch played quarterback and halfback for the Tigers and led the team to a 5-5 record in 1935.

He performed brilliantly in H-SC's 13-7 win over the University of Virginia and in the Tigers' loss to Richmond, he scored the team's only touchdown on a 60-yard run.

Birch now resides in Richmond where he is in the insurance business.