Celebrating 100 Years of Oakland Technical High School
J.W. Porter ’50
In 1949, Porter was the American Legion Player of the Year and in 1950, his senior year at Tech, he was the California State Baseball Player of the Year. He played six seasons in the major leagues as an infielder, outfielder and catcher with the St. Louis Browns, Detroit Tigers, and others. He later became a minor-league manager for the Montreal Expos organization. While at Tech, he was senior class president.