Steven J. Kadison '66
Hometown: Evanston, IL
Year Inducted: 1978
Other Sports Played: Basketball
Steven J. Kadison '66 was an All-Ivy League baseball player in1964, a year in which he had the league's second highest average at.392 and was 12th in the nation in hitting with an overall .408average. As a senior in 1966, Captain Kadison was both All-Ivy andAll-East. A versatile ball player, Kadison played third, shortstop,and posted an impressive 5-2 mark on the mound as a pitcher duringhis junior year. Never a power hitter, Kadison had the necessarybat control to hit the ball where it was pitched, sending sizzlingline drives to all corners of Aldrich-Dexter Field. "I hit 'em lowto keep the ball out of the wind currents," he used to kid. "Manyathletes are versatile because they lack true ability at any oneposition," Coach Stan Ward says. "But Steve was a rare combinationof versatility and ability. He was an accomplished baseball andbasketball player, who also happened to be one of the real finepeople I knew during my coaching period at Brown." Kadison playedprofessional baseball in the Minnesota Twins organization, spendingthe 1966 and 1967 season at St. Cloud in the Northern League. Asound guard on Brown's basketball teams for three seasons, the 6-3,190-pounder from Chicago had his biggest thrill on the court in1966 when he threw in a 20-foot, turn-around jumper at the buzzerto knock off previously undefeated Springfield. Kadison was namedRhode Island Jewish Athlete of the Year in Rhode Island in 1966.Now a resident of Evanston, Ill., Kadison is a partner in the lawfirm of Kamenear, Kadison, and Anderson. He has one daughter,Kathy, 6.