|Title:||Class of 1987|
Joseph "Pep" Guidi, a member of the Class of 1928, participated in four sports and lettered in football, track and baseball. On the football field he was one of the "Tech Twins," along with classmate Richard Converse. The nickname came about because they both played in the backfield. It stuck because they matched each other in amazing broken-field returns. In his sophomore season, he scored on several long-yardage plays, including a 75-yard return against Massachusetts Agricultural College. The Boston Herald named him an alternate in the first All-New England lineup. In the fall of 1927, he co-captained the Tech team with fellow "twin" Richard Converse.
The winter season usually found him on the basketball court or running indoor track. As a freshman, his speed and strengths as the anchor leg on relays gave Tech an edge over such opponents as Northeastern and Massachusetts Agricultural College.
Not one to be content with participation in only one sport at a time, he lettered in both track and baseball in his sophomore year. His efforts behind the plate, and his great speed rounding the bases, made a considerable contribution to the baseball team. As a senior he was made captain. His prowess in sprints made the difference between winning and losing a track meet in several occasions.
WPI is proud to honor Joseph Guidi's enthusiasm and athletic achievements by inducing him posthumously into the WPI Athletic Hall of Fame.