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Winter was such an interesting person to talk to we had to
put the interview in 2 segments. In the first segment
below he talks about the Turkey Valley years and his
baseball career at Iowa State.
|56 Graduate from Turkey Valley
The 2012 Commencement @ Turkey
Valley was held on Sunday 5/13/2012
See photos, and videos of the Senior
Choir members and an interview with
has worked at Rockwell Collins in
Cedar Rapids for 33 years.
Him and his wife Patty have three
children, John, 28, Jackie 27 and
Kristin 19. A few years ago he was
named "Iowa Volunteer of the Year" by
a Sports Magazine put out by Casy's
He remains very active in high school
athletics as an official for basketball
and football and has worked several
state tournament basketball games
and football playoff games.
This year Jerry and his crew have
been chosen to work the prestigious
Shrine Football Game at his alma
mater Iowa State in July.
grew up in Lawler the son of
Melvin and Mary Lou Winter. His
mother still lives in the same
house he grew up in in Lawler.
Jerry was one of the finest athletes
ever at Turkey Valley and was on the
varsity for 4 years in football,
basketball, and baseball and was a
4-year starter in baseball.
He is one of the best pitchers ever in
Iowa. He had a 19-2 record with 170
strike-outs and a 0.24 ERA in 1971
when he led The Trojans to a second
place finish in the Iowa Spring State
Baseball Tournament, falling to
Davenport Central 6-2 in the
His 19 wins that season is the 17th
most in a single season ever in Iowa
and his ERA was the ninth best ever
recorded in Iowa. His ERA in 1972 was
0.20, which is the fifth best ever, giving
him the fifth and ninth best single
season ERA ever in Iowa.
He went on to Iowa State on a baseball
scholarship and pitched all four years
and set some single season Cyclone
records during the 1974 season.
He rushed for over a 1000 yards in his
junior and senior seasons at Turkey
Valley in football.
During his football, basketball, and
baseball career the Trojans won
several conference championships in
all three sports.
In the second segment Winter talks about how his
aspirations of being a professional baseball pitcher came
to an end, his football and basketball career and his years
|In the fall of 1961 in only the second
year of any of its players playing
football, Turkey Valley went
undefeated. Click the photo or here
for more photos, video and an
interview with Bill Sheridan and
member of that remarkable team.
scored 2,124 points during his
4 year varsity basketball career at
Rudolphinum High School in Protivin.
He broke the state scoring record in
1955 with no fanfare. Click the photo
or here for more photos, video and an
interview with Bill Prochaska about The
|2012 Turkey Valley Baseball Home Page with Scores,
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|"Nice story Randy, one thing you
did not mention or call him in the
interview was his nickname,
Ace................... he was a helluva an
ACE on the mound for sure........
fun playing behind him"
From a teammate
from Little League
and lifelong friend