Born March 16, 1928
Died April 10, 2012
Larry Tessier was one of the starting five on
the 1947 Minnesota State High School Basketball Championship team
from Denfeld. He was all-state in football, leading the Hunters
to the city championship, and all-state in baseball, leading the
team to the state tournament.
In 1944, he was a Golden Gloves boxing champion.
Tessier played pro baseball in the Detroit Tigers
organization and hit two grand slam home runs in one game …
both on a 3-2 count with two out.
He continued to give back to the community when
he and his wife Connie established the annual Tessier-Waltman softball
tournament, which lasted 35 years. He also established a Tessier-Waltman
scholarship at Denfeld for girls softball players.
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