Dawayne Heath

Rich BaileyDawayne Heath

Class of 1962

Dawayne Heath was a prolific athlete as a Colt in football, basketball and especially baseball.  His contributions to Comstock’s athletic success in the early 1960’s set the example for the remainder of the decade and for future Colts.  The residual effect of his efforts,  made all of  those around him better players and competitors.  You knew that Dawayne while on the mound, sought excellence and got it.  In fact, in his 4 years pitching for the Colts, he lost only 2 games and was a perfect 11-0 in his senior year.  He also compiled an amazing 66-4 record in high school, junior leagues, and the city Majors baseball leagues.  Heath didn’t confine his excellence only to baseball as he set the old high school gym scoring record of 37 points in a game and propelled him to an All-City status.  There is no doubt that Dawayne set the competitive bar very high and was rewarded by signing a professional contract to pitch for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  We, his teammates from those days, could not be happier that he is now being recognized for his contributions to Comstock athletic excellence.  He is a “Who’s Who” of championship quality.
- Bernie Vallier

Comstock High School
*  Football – 4 Varsity Letters
*  Basketball – 3 Varsity Letters
-  1962 Kalamazoo Gazette All-City Team
-  1962 Team MVP
*  Baseball – 4 Varsity Letters
-  1961, 62 Kalamazoo Gazette All-City Team
-  1960, 61, 62 KVA All-Star
-  1960, 61, 62 KVA Champions
-  1962 Comstock Pitching Wins Record - 11
-  Career Pitching Record – 23-2
-  Pitched 7 No Hitters and 1 Perfect Game
Olympic Baseball
*  1962 Tryout
Stan Musial Baseball World Series
*  1964 MVP
Pittsburgh Pirates
*  1965 Contract to Play in Salem, Virginia
-  2-0 Record Before Being Drafted in the Army
Athletic Honors
*  2022 Comstock Athletic Hall of Fame