Ralph Guelfi

Was born in Tacoma in 1934 and graduated from Bellarmine High School. After graduation, he served in the Navy before joining the Tacoma Fire Department. He worked for the department for nearly 30 years, retiring as a Lieutenant.

Ralph was a catcher and utility infielder for the Tacoma Firefighters, and as the oldest player on the team he was affectionately referred to as "Pops." As a member of the firefighter's union executive board, he played an instrumental role in helping the team members arrange trading days to allow for tournament travel. He and his wife Nancy hosted many of the team parties over the years.