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Gary Wayne Michael

He played baseball, basketball, and football at Lexington from 1968-1972.  As a freshman he Area All-Tournament basketball team.  As a sophomore he started on the varsity baseball team as a pitcher and shortstop.  In his junior year he averaged 10 points per game for the basketball team.  He had a batting average of .391, 4 homeruns, and 6-2 pitching record.  He was selected to the East / West Lion’s Club All Star baseball game.  As a senior he played in multiple positions on the football team- quarterback, linebacker, punter, field goal kicker, and PAT kicker.  He passed for 5 touchdowns, rushed for 2, and kicked 5 PAT’s.  In basketball he averaged 13 points per game and was selected to the All Area Basketball Team.  In baseball his batting average was .514, 5 homeruns, and had 2 strikeouts per inning.  He was selected to the East / West Lion’s Club, Decatur, and Birmingham All Star games.  He finished the All Star games with a pitching record of 7-1.  He played at Calhoun Community College 1972-1973.  He played in the Lexington Semi-Pro League 1973-1975.  He played softball 1975-1985 with numerous teams across the Southeast.  He coached Dixie Youth baseball and City League baseball until 1993.