Howard Bollerman
Joseph Bracchitta's coach


1944 Hackensack High School Baseball team
(Arrow points to Bracchitta)


All of the following articles are from The Bergen Evening Record in 1944

"Joe Bracchitta singled scoring two more runs."
HHS won 14-2
April 18, 1944


"Joe Bracchitta flied out"
HHS lost 5-2
April 20, 1944


"Joe Bracchitta singled"
HHS won 8-7
May 1, 1944


"Joe Bracchitta lifted one into center field with Breen touching up and tallying after the catch"

"The large crowd of student fans were treated to the long short of baseball: Howie Bollerman, Hackensack's king-size coach and Chick De Vito, official from Garfield High, who looks up to a midget."

HHS lost 4-3
May 3, 1944


"Hackensack got back into the ball game by pushing three runs across the frame with the first hit of McKoey, a single. Bracchitta stole second and scored on a double to left by Held."

"In the last or the ninth the Comets came back to score one run but saw the rally halted as McKoey tossed out Bracchitta."

HHS lost 6-4
May 8, 1944


"Joe Bracchitta singled"

"Mariner came in to relieve Rubbert at this point and was promptly greeted with a single Gerry Breen and both Bracchitta and Giles came across the platter. Al Meillo walked but Dick Stearns popped out to end the rally."

HHS won 6-4
May 11, 1944


"[HHS] clinched the northern New Jersey Interscholastic League title"

"Joe Bracchitta collected one of the four hits credited to him during the day and four runs were across the plate."

HHS won 8-2
June 1, 1944


"Joe Bracchitta stepped to the plate and drove out a double, scoring both runners. After
Al Giles fanned, Jim Walse singled scoring Bracchitta."

HHS lost 6-4
June 2, 1944


"Joe Bracchitta's last game at HHS"

HHS tied at 3
June 3, 1944


Joe was first team

June 8, 1944


"Joe Bracchitta of Hackensack with Alanta, Ga.; Chuck Menke' of Hackensack with Lawton, Okla.; and Ted Birkeland of Cresskill with Springfield, Ohio."

June 23, 1948