Few could hit like Sean Bravakis. His senior year at Windsor Locks High School, Sean hit an eye-popping .604 with 35 hits and 22 RBI. Those statistics alone would warrant Hall of Fame consideration. Yet with Sean, there was so much more. Before graduating from WLHS in 1989, Sean excelled in three sports: cross country, basketball and baseball.
Sean was an outstanding runner and a 3-point threat on some fine Raider basketball teams including the 1988 Class S runner-up team and the 1989 Class S Quarterfinal team. In 1989, Sean and his teammates were beat in the state tournament by Sean’s future University of Hartford classmate Vin Baker of Old Saybrook High School.
Yet baseball is where he left a lasting impression, usually with the balls he hit. In 1988 and 1989, Sean was named all-conference and all-state in baseball. He was invited to play in the prestigious senior all-star game.
After graduation, he continued his torrid hitting while playing for the Windsor Locks American Legion baseball team. That summer, he hit .388 and the following summer, he improved that average to .467. That year, he was selected as the offensive player of the year in American Legion Zone 8.
A three-time American Legion All Star, he fittingly ended his Legion career with a game winning home run in the Gibbs Tournament.
He was honored by being voted the “shortstop of the 80’s” for Windsor Locks’ Legion baseball.
Sean went on to play baseball at the University of Hartford where he was an all NAC Scholar Athlete all four years. He continued to play baseball in the Hartford Twilight League making the All-Star team in 1991.
Sean is the latest member of his family to be inducted into a Hall of Fame. Sean’s mother, Carolyn, was inducted into the WLAHOF in 2009. Carolyn is also a member of the Middletown Sports Hall of Fame. Sean’s father, Leo, has been inducted into the East Windsor Athletic, the Greater Hartford Twilight League, Middletown Sports, and the Connecticut Girls High School Coaches Halls of Fame.
In the history of Windsor Locks High School, few, if any, have put up more impressive numbers at the plate. At every level, Sean Bravakis hit his way to the Hall of Fame.