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date: 18 February 2020

Oosterbaan, Bennielocked

(24 February 1906–25 October 1990)
  • Douglas A. Noverr

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Oosterbaan, Bennie (24 February 1906–25 October 1990), college athlete and coach, was born Benjamin Gaylord Oosterbaan, the son of Benjamin Oosterbaan, a Muskegon, Michigan, postmaster, and Harriet Dick. Oosterbaan starred in four sports at Muskegon High School. He was selected as a forward on the 1922–1923 Interscholastic All-America basketball team, all-state in basketball in his senior year, and all-state as a football end in his junior and senior years. He also played baseball and won a state track and field championship in the discus. During the time he played at Muskegon High, the team won four football and three basketball state championships....

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