Lee Pfund

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Lee Pfund pitched for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1945, but is more famous as a basketball coach. He compiled a 362-240 (.601) career record as head coach at Wheaton College from 1951-1975. During his tenure as head basketball coach he won five conference championships and captured the 1956-57 Small College National Championship while guiding Wheaton to a 27-1 record.

His son Randy Pfund was general manager of the NBA basketball team the Miami Heat. His sons John and Kerry were basketball stars at Wheaton College.

Lee Pfund was the baseball coach for Wheaton College for 26 years; he was also an assistant football and basketball coach in 1943-44. A knee injury kept him out of the service during World War II, and he pitched for the Dodgers with a "no Sunday" contract.

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