During the 36 years (1951–1987) he spent at Brunswick, Joe Koszalka didn’t focus on how many home runs his batters hit. He didn’t focus on how many championships his teams won. He didn’t focus on how many total victories he amassed as head baseball coach — a position he held for seven seasons.
Instead, he evaluated his performance based on how many Brunswick boys grew into young men of character while under his watch.
At the Hall of Fame’s inaugural induction ceremony in May 2014, Kozsalka — who died in 1998 — had his legacy permanently entrenched in the school’s history.