Berlin High School Athletic Hall of Fame

Henry Mora

Henry Mora was class president all four years during high school. He became a local legend in the sports pages over and over. He excelled in basketball being selected captain in his senior year. However, baseball was where he really stood out. During one particular game in 1956 he struck out 20 men during a seven inning game. That year the team was the Class C Central Valley conference champion. During the semi-finals of states that year, Henry pitched his third consecutive no-hitter but lost to Watertown 1-0 on a bit of daring base running. At one point during that game Mora fanned 10 straight.

Mora was extremely active in the high school community. According to his yearbook he knew his baseball and basketball. He was involved in the student counsel, key club international, chorus, the dance and school band, editor of the year book, and participated in boy’s state.

Upon graduation Mora signed a minor league deal with the New York Yankees.  He was also accepted to UConn where he could attend school but not play on their team due to his contract signing. He played three  years in the minor league until an elbow injury ended his pitching career.

Mora settled in Greenwich after college where he raised his family. He was a volunteer coach in baseball for fifteen years. As a coach he took personal interest in his players and their development.

 

Mora carried over his active role from the Berlin High school community into his adult life with his family and his local community.

Mora instilled in his two sons his love for baseball. His son Mike went on to play ball at the University of Vermont and was one of the best offensive players in their history. He is currently in his ninth season coaching at his alma mater, Greenwich High School, and was recently inducted into the University of Vermont Athletic Hall of Fame.

His son Kevin lives in Sun Valley, Idaho, where he runs his own gym. He also follows in his father’s footsteps, giving back to his local community.

Henry Mora passed away in 2006.

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