National College Baseball Hall
of Fame class announced
class of 2010 for the National College Baseball Hall of Fame was
released, led by Dave Magadan (right).
Magadan, currently the hitting coach for the
Boston Red Sox, received the highest number of votes. He played
both first base and third base for Alabama from 1981-83. Magadan
won the Golden Spikes Award in 1983, when he hit a blistering
The rest of the class includes: Alan Bannister,
shortstop, Arizona State; Bob Bennett, coach, Fresno State; Eddy
Furniss, first baseman, LSU; Don Heinkel, pitcher, Wichita
State; Wally Kincaid, coach, Cerritos College; George Sisler,
pitcher/outfielder, Michigan; B.J. Surhoff, catcher, North
Carolina; Charles Teague, second baseman, Wake Forest; and
Richard Wortham, pitcher, Texas.
The inductees will be honored on July 1 as part
of the College Baseball Foundation’s annual celebration of both
the past and present of college baseball from July 1-3 in
was twice named first
team All-WAC and posted a career batting average of .355. He
helped the Sun Devils win the 1972 College World Series before
becoming the No. 1 overall pick by the Philadelphia Phillies in
the 1973 MLB Draft.
recorded 1,300 career wins. He led the Bulldogs to 26
consecutive winning seasons, beginning with his first season. He
was named conference Coach of the Year 14 times and in 1988 was
named NCAA Coach of the Year. In 2000, he also won the American
Baseball Coaches Association’s Lefty Gomez Award, which
recognizes contributions to the game of baseball.
Furniss (1995-98) won
the Dick Howser Trophy in 1998. He finished his Tiger career as
the SEC leader in hits, homers, RBI, doubles and total bases. In
addition to multiple All-America honors, Furniss also was
recognized as an Academic All-American. He was a fourth-round
draft pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1998.
Heinkel (1979-82) is
the winningest pitcher in NCAA Division I history with 51
victories. As a freshman, he threw a seven-inning no-hitter
again Illinois. He recorded eight career shutouts and 354
strikeouts with a 2.62 ERA in 467 innings.
compiled a 678-163 record and led his teams to 15
conference championships and 51 tournament championships.
Sisler (1913-15) led
Michigan to a 22-4-1 record in 1913 as a sophomore with a .445
batting average and hit .451 in his final season. Despite
pitching records not being kept, it is believed that Sisler only
suffered three pitching defeats during his college career.
Surhoff (1983-85) was
the 1985 National Player of the Year and a 1984 Olympian. He
still holds the UNC record for career batting average at .392
and is in the top five in program history for hits, runs and
stolen bases. He is one of only two Tar Heels to have his number
played second base and became the school’s first baseball
All-American in 1947. He was the first player named Most
Outstanding Player at the College World Series. He batted .335
in his career with 119 runs, 166 hits and 99 RBI. He also is one
of only 11 three-time, first-team All-Americans.
became the first 50-game winner in NCAA history and remains the
second-winningest pitcher in NCAA Division I history. He
recorded 12 career shutouts and 481 strikeouts. He helped Texas
win four Southwest Conference titles and was named team MVP in
(photo courtesy of Alabama Media Relations Office)