Ludwig W. Murgo
Hometown: Bristol, RI
Team: Baseball/Basketball

Ludwig W. "Lou" Murgo '54
Hometown: Bristol, RI
Sport: Baseball/Basketball
Year Inducted: 1972

Ludwig W. "Lou" Murgo '54, who is honored tonight for basketball and baseball, became Brown's all-time leading scorer in basketball with 1,147 points, surpassing Woody Grimshaw. Even today, nearly 20 years after he competed for Brown, only Arnie Berman '72, Mike Cingiser '62, and Joe Tebo '58 rank ahead of him. At Bristol (R.I,) high, Murgo was All-State in baseball and basketball, president of his class, and the Providence Journal Honor Roll Boy. Murgo had a fine freshman year at Brown, setting a record by scoring 416 points for the basketball team and batting .406 for the Cub nine. Captain of the basketball team twice and the baseball team in his senior year, Murgo was one of the few men in Brown history to serve as captain three times. He earned All-Ivy honors in basketball and won the Grimshaw MVP trophy twice. Murgo was a good driver in basketball and had a deadly one-handed set shot. An outstanding catcher and shortstop, Murgo was signed out of college by the Baltimore Orioles and played in their farm system for two years. In 1961, he coached the Bristol High football team to the Eastern Division championship, defeating Barrington that year was Murgo's brother, Frank, who is accepting the Hall of Fame memento tonight. After a successful career as a basketball coach at Warren High, Murgo is now teach-coach at Aragon High in San Mateo, CA.