Leroy Horn, whose feat of batting three triples as a Summit High School senior is still remembered 30 years later, is now a member of the Union County Baseball Hall of Fame.
Horn was among five men honored at the Union County Baseball Association’s 78th Annual Hot Stove League Baseball Dinner on February 9 in Mountainside. The others are, shown in photo from left to right: Leroy Horn of Summit, Jim Jeskey of Union, Alfred Faella of Mountainside, Larry Caroselli of Linden and Al Volpe of Linden.
Horn was a three-year starter for the Summit High School baseball team where he had a .418 batting average in senior year with eight triples, still a Summit High School record. He
His accomplishments during that time include being chosen for the First Team, All Union County squad by the Star-Ledger and the Elizabeth Daily Journal in his sophomore and senior years. In his junior year, he made the Second Team. He was named to the First Team, All-Conference squad all three seasons. In 1984, he earned a Third Team All-State selection in his senior year.
At Montclair State University, where he recently was inducted into the Hall of Fame, he played the outfield, hitting .326 with 37 doubles, 18 home runs, 172 hits and 139 RBI’s in his three-year career.
He was named First Team All-NJAC, All-Mid-Atlantic Region, and Third Team All America. He ranks in the Top 20 in several MSU baseball statistics.
He also excelled on the football field as a running back and kick returner as the Red Hawks earned three straight NJAC Championships.