Pete Varney

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Richard Fred Varney Jr.

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Pete Varney, out of Harvard University, was a catcher for four years in the majors. He was with the Chicago White Sox in the Dick Allen days, backing up Ed Herrmann, and later Brian Downing, at catcher. His second career start came against the New York Yankees on August 16, 1974 at Shea Stadium.

He caught the two-point conversion in the 1968 Harvard-Yale football game, a 29-29 tie.

He had the strange distinction of being drafted 7 times before finally signing with the Chicago White Sox.

He was the Head Baseball Coach at Brandeis University from 1982-2015. He is the Vice President of the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association. He coached major league pitcher Nelson Figueroa at Brandeis, as well as Jim Deschaine of the class AA Reading Phillies.

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