Garry has achieved an area-wide reputation for his exploits in bowling, golf, softball and baseball. As a bowler, he rolled more than 40 700 series while competing in the Jay Lodge of Knights of Pithias’ league during a 17 year period.
During that time, he had a composite 204 average for 16 years, once achieving a 213 season mark. In 1978, he was the winner of the televised Brighton-Panorama city-wide King of the Hill Tournament. Garry also bowled in Rochester’s classic league at Clover lanes for numerous years.
In golf he won four club championships at Midvale, then two at Irondequoit, subsequently winning the latter club’s senior championship in 1997. He carded two holes in one. In softball, he competed as a slugging outfielder, at the A league level, for 15 years.
Ate the age of 44, Garry switched to hardball, joining the Yankees in Rochester’s Senior Men’s Baseball League. The Yankees reached the national semi-finals at Phoenix in 1997 and Garry was selected to the New York State All Star Team. In 1996, he became the oldest player in the league to ever hit consecutive home runs. Then at the age of 50 he became the oldest player to ever hit a home run. He also regularly pitched three or four innings. Garry also competed at Double Day field, Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, N.Y.