Mt. Vernon Native Compiles Sports Heroes And Legends From His Hometown
Mark Twain obviously went places as a writer, but he never forgot how his humble beginnings shaped him. “All the me in me is from that little town in Missouri," once said the sage. Bruce Fabricant knows the feeling. It just took longer for Fabricant to commit to paper, and now on his fourth Mt. Vernon based book, he hopes his hometown feels as good about reading Mt. Vernon, NY: Sports Champions, Heroes and Legends as he did writing it.
The self-published dissertation into Mt. Vernon's sports past contains 79 stories of athletes who succeeded on either the collegiate or professional level.
These include well-known standouts such as Ralph Branca, Ken Singleton and Gus Williams and more recent letterman like Keith Benjamin of the University of Pittsburgh, Garvin Alston, who briefly played with the Colorado Rockies and Christine Brennan of Mt. Vernon's last undefeated girl’s basketball team.