Seven to be inducted into
College Baseball Hall of Fame
The 2011 National College Baseball Hall of Fame
class will include seven members, including two selected by the
Black College Legends and Pioneers Committee.
The class includes Terry Francona, Arizona
outfielder; Danny Goodwin, Southern catcher; Dick Groat, Duke
shortstop; Ralph Waldo Emerson Jones, Grambling State coach;
Oddibe McDowell, Arizona State outfielder; Tim Wallach, Cal
State Fullerton first baseman; and Bill Wilhelm, Clemson coach.
Francona is currently the
manager of the Boston Red Sox. Wallach is third base coach for
the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Goodwin and Jones were chosen by the Black
College Legends and Pioneers Committee, which will honor players
and coaches at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
whose careers started prior to 1975.
The group will be honored during the induction
ceremony on July 3 in Lubbock, Texas, as part of the College
Baseball Foundation’s annual celebration of the greatest players
in the past and present of college baseball.
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