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George Van Cleaf
George  Van Cleaf

Last College:
KAC/New York AC

Position:
Field

Induction Year:
1988


Elected to Hall of Fame: 1988

Club: Knickerbocker A.C., New York Athletic Club

College: Unknown

High School: Unknown

Playing Record: Club 1896 - 05

Participation:

  • AAU Sr. National Championship Team 4 times
  • US Olympic Team 1904 St. Louis MO III (gold) Soft Ball
  • Swimming AAU National one (1) Mile Champion 1900

Honors:

  • Was the 100th elected member into the USWP Hall of Fame

Other Notes:

  • Typhoid fever took his life after the 1904 Olympic Games
  • NYAC Team lost two (2) players George being one of them
  • Swim tanks, rivers & lakes were polluted or stagnant after typhoid was present.
  • Filtration systems only came in after 1910.
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