John “Jack” Timko

About This Inductee

Jack is a lifelong resident of Plains Township. He played for Plains High School under coach Bill Proach and played on three championship teams while attending Plains High School. In his senior year, he pitched “two no-hitters” and “three one-hitters” averaging two strikeouts per inning, and that summer led Kingston to the Senior Teeners League Crown with pitching another “two no-hitters” and again averaging two strikeouts per inning. In 1959, he pitched for Bloomsburg University, leading them to a winning season.   Also in 1959, he led Plains to the Senior Teeners Crown and also pitched for Hilldale, in the Central League, and led them both to championship seasons. That year, he pitched two no-hitters in a three-day period; one against Fort Swoyer in the Senior Teeners League and the other against Old Boston in the Central League while pitching for Hilldale. Later on that year, he signed a Bonus Contract with the Milwaukee Braves and’ as sent to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in the “Three-I League.” After a successful start, an arm injury would shorten his professional career. In 1961, he led Dupont to a league championship in the Suburban League. In 1962, he led Ashley in the Central League to a 19-1 season and another League championship and was named “Most Valuable Player” in the Central League. In 1968, he assisted Coach Roland Schmidt to lead Wilkes College to their first Middle Atlantic Conference Championship. In 1990, he was inducted into the Plains Township Hall of Fame.