case 'Jesse Baker':
One of the great three-sport stars to come out of Wilson High School, Dave Voss excelled on the baseball field, on the gridiron and on the basketball court.
Born in Tacoma on January 3, 1949, Voss grew up playing baseball and football for the 6th Avenue Colts from 1951-1961; baseball for the Cheney Studs at the Babe Ruth, Midget, and Connie Mack levels from 1962-1966; baseball, basketball and football at Mason Jr. High in 1962 and 1963: and baseball and basketball in 1964 at Truman Jr. High.
By the time he reached high school (1965-67) Voss was a bona fide three-sport stud (literally). He earned all-city honors on the gridiron as an offensive and defensive end, second-team all-state honors on the basketball court and was nominated to play in the State All-Star baseball game. Dave was elected to the Wilson Hall of Fame in 2000.
As a senior at Wilson, Dave batted .820 and led the City League in runs batted in. His success garnered interest from numerous top colleges in the region in both baseball and football. Meanwhile he signed with the San Francisco Giants in 1967 and spent time in their system playing in Salt Lake City, Medford, Ore., and Decatur, Ill.
Dave reflected, "Looking
back on this time I am amazed with the quality of all the youth
programs that were provided and all the quality coaches that
excelled in teaching us much more than just sports. Coaches like my
Dad (Clyde Voss), Bob Maguinez, Ron Billings, Doug MacArthur and my
high school baseball coach Marv Scott were just exceptional role
models and great coaches. Thank you also to the Tacoma
Sports-Recreation Federation and all the people that made this work
so we kids could just go play and have FUN. And, we learned a few
life lessons, too, along the way."
Voss graduated from University of Washington in 1972 and lives in Hailey, Idaho, where he is a sales consultant for Food Services of America.