LA Dodgers Manager, NY Yankee Great
A graduate of Memorial High School in Evansville, Don led the Tigers to a state record 59 straight victories through the 1978-79 season. In 1978 the Tigers were crowned State Champions and were State Runners-up in 1979. Drafted out of high school, Don played his entire 14-year baseball career for the New York Yankees. After his playing career, he served as a hitting coach for the Yankees and Dodgers prior to taking on his current position as manager of the Dodgers.
Hall of Fame Miami Dolphins Quarterback
Drafted in 1967 by the Miami Dolphins, Griese led them to three consecutive Super Bowl appearances, including two Super Bowl victories. He is the only Dolphins Quarterback to win a Super Bowl. The former Rex Mundi High School & Purdue University star, Griese was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990.
Hall of Fame NY Yankee Catcher
One of only four players to be named the American League MVP three times and is one of only six managers to lead both American and National League teams to the World Series. Yogi was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972.
Hall of Fame Baltimore Oriole Third Baseman
Brooks played his entire 23-year major league career for the Baltimore Orioles (1955–1977). Nicknamed “The Human Vacuum Cleaner”, he is generally acclaimed as one of the greatest defensive third-basemen in major league history. He won 16 consecutive Gold Glove Awards during his career. Robinson was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983.
Hall of Fame Green Bay Packer Halfback
Hornung was the first selection overall in the 1957 NFL Draft. He was taken by the Green Bay Packers, with whom he would go on to win four league championships, including the first Super Bowl in January 1967. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1986.
Cincinnati Reds Third Baseman
A native of Jasper, IN, Scott was the 1997 National League Rookie of the Year for the Philadelphia Phillies. In his 14 big league seasons he has received 8 Gold Glove Awards and was selected to the All-Star team 7 times. Rolen won a World Series title with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2006 and in 2010 led the Cincinnati Reds to their first division title in 15 seasons.
Hall of Fame Cleveland Indians Pitcher
One of the best right-handed pitchers in baseball history, Feller entered the major leagues when he was 17. He played for the Cleveland Indians from 1936 to 1956. He became the first pitcher to win at least 20 games in a season before the age of 21, threw three no-hitters and 12 one-hitters, led the American League in strikeouts in seven seasons, and pitched 279 complete games. Feller was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.
Hall of Fame Senators/Twins Third Baseman
Harmon was signed by the Washington Senators in 1954 at the age of 17. In his 22 year career, he was named American League All-Star 13 times. He was the 1969 American League MVP and a six-time American League home run leader. In 1984, Killebrew joined baseball’s immortals with his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Hall of Fame St. Louis Cardinals Shortstop
“The Wizard” set major league records for career assists (8,375) and double plays (1,590) by a shortstop, as well as the National League record with 2,511 career games at the position. Smith won the NL Gold Glove Award for play at shortstop for 13 consecutive seasons (1980–1992). A 15-time All-Star, he accumulated 2,460 hits and 580 stolen bases during his career, and won the NL Silver Slugger Award as the best-hitting shortstop in 1987. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 2002.
Hall of Fame Baltimore Colts Wide Receiver
Raymond played for the Baltimore Colts during their two NFL championship wins. He ended his NFL career in 1967 with an NFL record 631 receptions for 9,275 yards and 68 touchdowns. He later had a career in coaching, highlighted by his trip to Super Bowl XX as head coach of the New England Patriots. He was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1973.
Hall of Fame Philadelphia Phillies Pitcher
Steve pitched from 1965 to 1988 for six different teams in his career, but it is his time with the Philadelphia Phillies where he received his greatest acclaim as a professional, winning four Cy Young Awards. He is still the last National League pitcher to win 25 or more games in one season. He was inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1994.
Cincinnati Reds Left Fielder
A five-time All-Star (1976–79, 1981), Foster was a member of the 1970s Big Red Machine, leading the league in home runs in 1977-78 and RBI’s from 1976–78. He helped lead the Cincinnati Reds to back to back World Series titles (75-76), was named the All-Star game MVP in ’76 and NL MVP in ’77.
St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher/Broadcaster
Hrabosky was the Cardinal’s #1 pick in the 1969 draft. In his rookie season he posted back-to-back 17 strike-out games. In 1975, Al was named the National League Fireman of the Year by posting a 13-3 record with league high 22 saves and a 1.67 ERA with the Cardinals. Hrabosky made a smooth transition from one of St. Louis’ best-loved athletes, the “Mad Hungarian” of the Cardinals 1970′s bullpen, to one of the town’s favorite broadcasters. Currently, Hrabosky brings his expert commentary to baseball fans through his radio show on St. Louis station KFNS and Fox Sports Mid-West’s coverage of Cardinals baseball.