Gregg Radachowsky

Gregg Radashowsky    Gregg Radachowsky

Baseball, 1986

This 2018 DHS Hall of Fame inductee was a three year varsity letter winner in both football and baseball, Gregg T. Radachowsky. A member of the National Honor Society, Gregg represented Danbury High School as the winner of the prestigious CIAC Scholar-Athlete Award in 1986.

Senior co-captain in football in 1985, Gregg was an All-FCIAC  and All-State defensive back for Coach Mike Cioppa. A three year starter in baseball for Coach Shawn Ratchford, Gregg played outfield his sophomore and junior years. The starting catcher his senior year, Gregg batted .440, and the team went 18-7, making it to the state semi-finals of the Connecticut State tournament.

From 1986-1990, Gregg continued his career at Division I Boston College. A four-year letter winner, Gregg batted .286 as a freshman with a .411 slugging percentage. Sophomore year he started all 31 games, and was named Big East Player of the Week based on his play vs UConn.  Junior year, he earned another Big East Player of the Week, and was second on the team in RBI’s. Gregg had a stellar senior year, batting .340 with 39 RBI’s, nine homeruns, playing in 44 games. As a senior captain, he led his team to the annual Beanpot Championship versus Harvard, Northeastern, and Boston University.

Gregg still holds records for Boston College baseball.  He is fourth in homeruns, ninth in RBI’s, seventh is walks, and sixth in sacrifice flys.  After his 1990 graduation from Boston College with a BS in Political Science, Gregg was drafted by the Detroit Tigers. From 1990-91, he played for three minor league baseball teams, the Niagara Falls Rapid, the Lakeland Tigers, and the Fayetteville Generals.

In July 2002, Gregg fulfilled his childhood dream and was hired as a fireman for the city of Stamford. Coach Shaun Ratchford, DHS’s longtime baseball coach, sums up Gregg Radachowsky’s high school playing days by saying,  “Gregg was one of my favorite players as he was a leader/role model through his actions; he was very coachable, extremely humble, intelligent, and a great teammate. As good a person as he was a player".