Lott, Jr., Elmer Orlando - Baseball, 2006

Elmer Lott was one of the great three-sport athletes to play in Savannah. He played football, baseball, and basketball at Savannah High School, winning the coveted Ashley Dearing Award and Sears Trophy in 1954. Lott received a scholarship to Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida to play baseball. He played there for three years and won the team’s batting title in 1957 with an average of 309. That same year, he was voted to the Florida All-State college team and signed to play professional baseball with Cincinnati. Playing with Graceville, Florida in the Alabama Florida League, he batter 287 in 1957; and batted 241 in 1958 while playing for Palatka, Florida in the Florida State League. In 1958, he retired from baseball to return to Rollins College and graduated in December of that year. Elmer Lott was a talented athlete, excelling as a swimmer, golfer, and tennis player.

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