Barry Siegal

Inducted into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, 1992

Born in Hartford, Siegal was an outstanding member of the varsity baseball and soccer teams at Conard High School in West Hartford, graduating in 1961. He played baseball for four years at Bryant College and was captain his senior year. He played pitcher, catcher and outfielder and the coach noted, “Barry had perhaps the strongest arm I have ever seen in a young ball player.

From 1959 to 1970 Siegal was a star player with the Conn Kings softball team and from 1970-74 he played with the East Hartford Dovelettes, a semi-pro fast pitch softball team that played the best teams on the eastern seaboard. Coach Ray McKenna described him as one of the team’s most gifted athletes over a period of 30 years, and a brilliant defensive player. Siegal went on to play semi-pro softball with the Beacon Café team from 1975-1979.

He ran in the Boston Marathon in 1983, the New York Marathon in 1984 and 1986, and competed in three triathlons in 1984 and 1992.

As vice president of his family’s business EDART Truck Rental Company, he was a board member of the National Truck Leasing System. He was an active fundraiser for the Jimmy Fund supporting the Dana Farber Cancer Hospital, including by riding in the Pan-Mass Challenge and running or biking in the Acme Merit Thon. He was a board member of the Emanuel Synagogue, Mt Sinai Hospital, the Jewish Family Service, Jewish Federation, and the Jewish Community Center.