Jack Losch

John Losch (August 13, 1934 – May 27, 2004) was an American athlete who was a member of the 1947 Little League World Series championship team, an All-American college football player, and member of the 1956 Green Bay Packers in the National Football League (NFL).

Jack Losch
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Losch with the Miami Hurricanes football team
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Personal information
Born:August 13, 1934
New York City, New York
Died:May 27, 2004 (aged 69)
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Career information
High school:Williamsport (PA)
College:Miami (FL)
NFL Draft:1956 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Rushing attempts-yards:19–43
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Little League Baseball

Losch was the center fielder for the Maynard Midgets of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, when they clinched the inaugural Little League World Series title against Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, on August 23, 1947.[1][2]


Losch attended the University of Miami, where he starred in football, baseball, and track.[3] He was an All-American with the Hurricanes football team, playing three seasons (1953–1955) at halfback and defensive back.[3] Losch was inducted to the University's sports hall of fame in 1987.[3] Losch still held some rushing records with Miami at the time of his death in 2004.[2]

Losch was selected by the Green Bay Packers as the eighth overall pick in the 1956 NFL Draft.[4] He played for one season, appearing in 12 games while rushing for 43 yards (2.3 yards per carry) and making seven receptions.

Post-playing career

In April 1957, Losch joined the United States Air Force,[5] where he spent three years as a jet pilot.[2] He did not resume his NFL career, due to an injury.[2] He worked for 37 years at General Motors Corporation, retiring in 1996 as Director of Fleet Services.[2]


Losch died on May 27, 2004.[2] On June 10, 2004, Little League Baseball announced that the Team Sportsmanship Award at the Little League World Series would be named after Losch.[6]


  1. ^ "Little Leaguers Do Well Finishing In Runner-Up Spot". The Express. Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. August 25, 1947. p. 9. Retrieved August 20, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Jack Losch, Player on First Little League World Series Championship Team, Passes Away". littleleague.org. May 28, 2004. Archived from the original on December 18, 2012. Retrieved June 22, 2010.
  3. ^ a b c "Jack Losch". umsportshalloffame.com. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  4. ^ "1956 NFL Player Draft". databasefootball.com. Archived from the original on January 2, 2009. Retrieved June 22, 2010.
  5. ^ "Air Force Bound". The Miami News. April 9, 1957. p. 20. Retrieved August 26, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Little League World Series Team Sportsmanship Award to be Named for Jack Losch". littleleague.org. Archived from the original on January 18, 2012. Retrieved June 22, 2010.

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1947 Little League World Series

The 1947 Little League World Series took place from August 21 through August 23, when the first Little League Baseball championship tournament was played at Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The Maynard Midgets of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, defeated the Lock Haven All Stars of Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, 16–7 to win the championship. The event was called the National Little League Tournament, as the "World Series" naming was not adopted until 1949.

In 1947, the board of directors for the original Little League decided to organize a tournament for the 17 known Little League programs. The fields on which the games were played are between the street and a levee built to protect the town from the West Branch Susquehanna River. That levee provided most of the seating for the inaugural series' attendees. Although the Little League World Series has now moved to a stadium in South Williamsport, it's still possible to play baseball on the original field.The inaugural series was important in history in that it was integrated at a time when professional baseball was still integrating. More than 2,500 spectators enjoyed the final game, which helped to increase the League's overall publicity.

1956 Green Bay Packers season

The 1956 Green Bay Packers season was their 38th season overall and their 36th in the National Football League. The club posted a 4–8 record under coach Lisle Blackbourn, earning them a fifth-place finish in the Western Conference.

1956 NFL Draft

The 1956 National Football League draft had its first three rounds held on November 28, 1955, at the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and its final twenty-seven rounds on January 17–18, 1956, at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, CaliforniaThe previous NFL drafts in the 1950s were held in January; the first three rounds (37 selections) were moved up this year to late November to better compete with teams from Canada.

Deaths in May 2004

The following is a list of notable deaths in May 2004.

Entries for each day are listed alphabetically by surname. A typical entry lists information in the following sequence:

Name, age, country of citizenship at birth, subsequent country of citizenship (if applicable), reason for notability, cause of death (if known), and reference.

Green Bay Packers draft history

This page is a list of the Green Bay Packers NFL Draft selections. The Packers have participated in every NFL draft since it began in 1936, in which they made Russ Letlow their first-ever selection.

List of Green Bay Packers first-round draft picks

The Green Bay Packers joined the National Football League (NFL) in 1921, two years after their original founding by Curly Lambeau. They participated in the first ever NFL draft in 1936 and selected Russ Letlow, a guard from the University of San Francisco. The team's most recent first round selection was Jaire Alexander, a cornerback from Louisville in the 2018 NFL Draft. The Packers have selected the number one overall pick in the draft twice, choosing future Hall of Fame halfback Paul Hornung in 1957 and quarterback Randy Duncan in 1959. They have also selected the second overall pick three times and the third overall pick once. The team's eight selections from the University of Minnesota are the most chosen by the Packers from one university.

Every year during April, each NFL franchise seeks to add new players to its roster through a collegiate draft officially known as "the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting" but more commonly known as the NFL Draft. Teams are ranked in inverse order based on the previous season's record, with the worst record picking first, and the second worst picking second and so on. The two exceptions to this order are made for teams that appeared in the previous Super Bowl; the Super Bowl champion always picks 32nd, and the Super Bowl loser always picks 31st. Playoff teams will not pick before a non playoff team when determining the initial draft order. So a division winner with a losing record would have a lower pick after a 10-6 team that didn't make the playoffs. Teams have the option of trading away their picks to other teams for different picks, players, cash, or a combination thereof. Thus, it is not uncommon for a team's actual draft pick to differ from their assigned draft pick, or for a team to have extra or no draft picks in any round due to these trades.

List of Green Bay Packers players

The following is a list of notable past or present players of the Green Bay Packers professional American football team.

List of Miami Hurricanes in the NFL

The University of Miami's football program has set multiple records in producing players who go on to play in the National Football League (NFL), leading some to deem the University "NFL U".

Little League World Series

The Little League Baseball World Series is an annual baseball tournament in the eastern United States for children aged 10 to 12 years old. Originally called the National Little League Tournament, it was later renamed for the World Series in Major League Baseball. The Series was first held 72 years ago in 1947 and is held every August in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. (Although the postal address of the organization is in Williamsport, the Series itself is played at Howard J. Lamade Stadium and Volunteer Stadium at the Little League headquarters complex in South Williamsport.)

Initially, only teams from the United States competed in the Series, but it has since become a worldwide tournament. The tournament has gained popular renown, especially in the United States, where games from the Series and even from regional tournaments are broadcast on ESPN. The United States collectively as a country has won a plurality of the series, although from 1969 to 1991 teams from Taiwan dominated the series, winning in 15 out of those 23 years. Taiwan's dominance during those years has been attributed to a national effort to combat its perceived diplomatic isolation around the world. From 2010 to the present, teams from Tokyo, Japan, have similarly dominated the series, winning five of the last nine matchups.

While the Little League Baseball World Series is frequently referred to as just the Little League World Series, it is actually one of twelve tournaments sponsored by Little League International, in twelve different locations. Each of them brings community teams from different Little League International regions around the world together in baseball (five age divisions), girls' softball (four age divisions), and boys' softball (three divisions). The tournament structure described here is that used for the Little League Baseball World Series. The structure used for the other World Series is similar, but with different regions.


Losch or Lösch is a surname which may refer to:

Abe Losch, a pseudonym of Harry J. Lincoln (1878-1937), American music composer

August Lösch (1906–1945), German economist

Claudia Losch (born 1960), retired shot putter who competed for West Germany

Claudia Lösch (born 1988), Austrian Paralympian and alpine monoskier

Dorothea Maria Lösch (1730–1799), Swedish master mariner, first woman Kapten in the Swedish Navy

Fyodor Lesh (1840-1903), also spelled Lösch, Russian physician

Hartmut Losch (1943-1997), discus thrower who competed for East Germany

Helmut Losch (1947-2005), retired weightlifter who competed for East Germany

Jack Losch (1934-2004), American Little League Baseball player, National Football League player, US Air Force fighter pilot and businessman

Markus Lösch (born 1971), German retired footballer

Mario Lösch (born 1989), Austrian footballer

Tilly Losch, professional name of Ottilie Ethel Leopoldine Herbert, Countess of Carnarvon (1903-1975), Austrian-born dancer, choreographer, actress and painter

North–South Shrine Game

The North–South Shrine Game was an annual postseason college football all-star game played each December from 1948 to 1973 in Miami, and a final time in 1976 in Pontiac, Michigan. The game was sponsored by the fraternal group Shriners International, with proceeds used to support the Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children. The full name of the game when played in Miami, as listed on programs, was the Mahi Shrine's North–South College All-Star Football Game.

Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Williamsport is a city in, and the county seat of, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, United States. In 2017, the population was estimated at 28,462. It is the principal city of the Williamsport, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area, which has a population of about 114,000.

The city is the cultural, financial, and commercial center of Central Pennsylvania. It is 131 miles (211 km) from Philadelphia, 166 miles (267 km) from Pittsburgh and 85 miles (137 km) from state capital Harrisburg. The city is renowned for its sports, arts scene and food.

Williamsport was settled by Americans late in the 18th century, and the town began to prosper due to its lumber industry. By the early 20th century, the town reached the height of its prosperity and the population has since declined by about a third from its peak of around 45,000 in 1950.

Williamsport is the birthplace of Little League Baseball. South Williamsport, a town nearby, is the headquarters of Little League Baseball and annually hosts the Little League World Series in late summer.

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