E. Jerome Batty
E. Jerome Batty
Hometown: Cumberland, RI
Team: Lacrosse

E. Jerome Batty '68
Hometown: Cumberland, RI
Sport: Lacrosse
Year Inducted: 1989
Other Sports Played: Football

Jerry Batty was one of the toughest defensemen Brown lacrosse has ever had. An aggressive and physical player, he was feared by opposing attackmen around the League. "Jerry was a great player," said coach Cliff Stevenson. "He was the kind of player that could completely shut down an opponent. He was always ready to play and had an incredible competitive drive." In 1968 Batty was the only member of the Brown squad to be honored as an All-American. A captain in both football and lacrosse, Batty was one of the most intense players Brown had ever seen. According to a teammate, "the depth of his hatred for Cornell and their coach, the infamous Ned Harkness, provided plenty of emotional fuel for the team." Following graduation, Batty remained in Providence for a year and coached Brown's freshman lacrosse team to perfect 10-0 mark. Jerry is a partner at Hinckley, Allen, Snyder and Comen and lives in Cumberland with his wife Gayle and their two children, Jordan and Jesse.