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L.M. Gaines

Hall of Fame


Inducted 1984


Princeton University

Gaines earned first team All-America honors in 1946 and 1947 and honorable mention in 1948. He played for an unprecedented three years on the North squad in the annual North/South Collegiate All Star game. Lacrosse great Frederic Fitch once remarked of Gaines that he was "the greatest stick that he had ever seen." 

Gaines continued his studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and was a Phi Beta Kappa at Hopkins as well as becoming an M.D. He also played for the Mt. Washington Lacrosse Club in 1949 and 1950 as the team won back-to-back championships, including an undefeated mark in 1949. At the time of his induction, he was an assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University. Gaines served in the Air Force as a captain from 1954 to 1956. 

Gaines passed away in 2013 at the age of 86.