Richard "Butch" Dunlap

Butch Dunlap was one of a number of Tacoma area baseball players who contributed in a significant way to Washington State University's seventh-place finish at the 1965 College World Series in Omaha. A catcher and third baseman, Dunlap helped the Cougars, under the direction of legendary coach Chuck "Bobo" Brayton, win the 1965 PAC 8 baseball title on the way to the national tournament. Dunlap was born in San Francisco in 1944, and after moving to Tacoma graduated from Wilson High School in 1963. While at Wilson, Dunlap was a three-year letter winner. The highlight of his prep career came in 1963 when the Rams won the 1963 City League title under Marv Scott. That year, Dunlap earned all-city and all-state honors. Dunlap was also an outstanding basketball and football player at Wilson, helping the 1963 Wilson basketball team to City and Capitol League crowns. During the summer of 1965 and 1966, Dunlap played for the Cheney Studs. The 1966 team, under the guidance of George Grant, placed second at the Amateur Baseball World Series in Battle Creek, Mich. Following his 1967 graduation from Washington State, Dunlap played one year in the Detroit Tigers' minor league system. He later coached the Cheney Studs and Kitsap County Babe Ruth baseball teams. He is now retired from a career as a civil engineer.