by Larry Chowning
The most famous baseball figure in Middlesex County history was the late Sydnor W. Thrift Jr. of Locust Hill.
Syd Thrift made baseball his life and went on to become one of the greatest baseball minds in the history of the game. He became general manager of the Pittsburg Pirates and a top executive with the Baltimore Orioles.
As a seventh grader at Syringa High School (SHS), Thrift had grown to be 6 feet tall and he was recruited to play…
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