Class of 1934
Inducted in 2008
Paul was inducted into the SHSAA Packer Sports Greats in 2008.
Paul Lynch earned four letters in baseball and one in football. His batting average was between .362 and .370 and he won All-City honors three times. Paul was known as the “Babe Ruth of Omaha Softball” because he hit 17 home runs in a 35 game schedule. From 1935 to 1950, the fast pitch teams at Falstaff Park included the baseball greats after they had graduated from high school. The greatest pitcher during that era was Ben Crain and when Paul hit his first home run off him, Ben waited at home plate to shake his hand.
In the Greater Omaha League, Paul was selected on 11 All-City teams, nine All-State teams, and he participated in numerous All-Star games. He was the “Home Run King” of the League 11 times. He hit 130 home runs in his 13 year career and was inducted in the Nebraska Softball Association in 1987.
Paul died October 13, 1976.