Dick Baldacci of Swampscott joins other football teammates for induction into Brandeis Athletics Hall of Fame
WALTHAM — The wooden bleachers that ringed three sides of Gordon Field were torn down in the mid-1970s.
Saldi’s Pizzeria on Felton Street, where Brandeis University’s football players and their fans celebrated after home victories, no longer exists.
Neither does the football program, the result of a board of trustees vote in 1960 that brought to a close a long-forgotten — but very successful and colorful — era in Brandeis athletics.
The Judges posted winning seasons in five of their nine years as a varsity program. The 1957 squad, which shut out New Hampshire and Northeastern and blew out Massachusetts on Homecoming Day, posted the best record ( 6-1) in the short history of Brandeis football.
More than a half-century later, members of the ’57 team will huddle one more time on Saturday, gathering for their induction into the Brandeis Athletics Hall of Fame.