Harvey "Haps" Boyer, Jr. (Mr. Baseball) was a 1940 graduate of John Harris High School and served our country in Italy during World War II. He retired in 1984 after 44 years of employment with the Pennsylvania Railroad. Haps was active in midget baseball until the day he died. He was the President of the Haps Boyer Central Penn Midget Baseball All-Star Association for 46 years. In 1989, the field clubhouse at 25th Street and Rudy Road in Harrisburg, where he coached for over 35 years, was named for him. He was past president of the Midget Baseball Association of Harrisburg, and was inducted into the Capital Area Chapter of the Sports Hall of Fame in the 1970's.
When Haps Boyer, 85, passed away in 2008, he left a large hole in the midget league baseball program that bears his name. Haps and his late wife Shirley Boyer had two daughters, Brenda Waleff and Jill Thomas, who graduated from Shippensburg University in 1983 and 1986 respectively. Because of Hap's love and commitment to the game of baseball and his affinity to Shippensburg and his following of the University's baseball program, Brenda, Jill, their families, and the Haps Boyer Central Penn Midget Baseball All-Star Association have established this scholarship in Haps memory. Through the awarding of the scholarship, his legacy will live on forever.
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