Aaron Elton*

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Aaron Elton was a four-year baseball star at Napa High School. As a freshman second baseman, he led the team in hitting with a .400 average. He transferred to third base as a sophomore and hit over .400. Records were not available for the 1939 season, but Aaron hit .423 in 1940 to lead the team again. One article called Elton, “Coach John Colledge’s best player in his first year as Napa High baseball coach.” His strong bat and great defensive ability made Elton one of the best infielders to play at Napa High during the first 60 years of the school’s existence. Elton was a starting guard on the 1938 NBL championship football team, and he returned to anchor the line in 1939. Elton’s baseball skills led to a professional career in the Boston Red Sox farm system. While in the service, he played baseball on teams that included many major league stars.