Ted Shiro ’51, a former three-sport varsity athlete at Colby, wants to fill his excess time by recounting his myriad life stories through public speaking engagements in the Naples, Fla., area.
Shiro’s long list of athletic achievements began when, at age 14, he was offered a professional baseball contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates. In high school his basketball team won 67 straight games over three years and captured the New England High School Basketball Championship. At Colby Shiro was the all-time leading basketball scorer.
Shiro also played in preseason games with the Boston Celtics and attended such iconic events as the 1965 Muhammad Ali-Sonny Liston match and the Olympic Games’ 1980 Miracle on Ice.
His Maine roots stuck with him throughout his life, from playing basketball at the Waterville Boys Club, to spending time with best friend Senator George Mitchell, to attending 10 World Series games with Dexter Shoe Company founder Harold Alfond.