Hunter Hall of Fame

Lawrence Tessier

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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