Feb. 21, 2011


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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