April 11, 2013


Seven to be added to College Baseball Hall of Fame


Two coaches and five players will make up the Class of 2013 for the College Baseball Hall of Fame.


The inductees include Sal Bando (right), Tom Borland, Ralph Garr, Tino Martinez, Don Schaly, Roy Smalley and John Winkin.


Bando played third base for Arizona State in 1964-65 and was the MVP of the 1965 College World Series, the first national title for the Sun Devils. He had a career batting average of .319 with 130 hits, 99 runs and 92 RBI. Bando was a two-time All-WAC selection and had his number retired by ASU in 1996.


Borland pitched at Oklahoma State in 1954-55, posting a career record of 19-2. The left-hander was 11-0 in 1955 with 143 strikeouts in 117.2 innings. Borland helped the Cowboys reach the College World Series in both seasons and was named MVP in 1955.


Garr starred at Grambling State from 1964-67. He led the nation in hitting his final three seasons and posted a career batting average of .418. Garr batted .582 in 1967, still a record for Division II. He helped the Tigers post a record of 103-11 over his four seasons. Grambling went 33-1 in 1967 and placed third at the NAIA baseball championship.


Martinez played first base at Tampa from 1986-88 and was a three-time All-American. He was the 1988 NCAA Division II National Player of the Year and still holds program career records with 54 home runs, .399 batting average and .736 slugging percentage. Martinez helped the United State win a gold medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.


Schaly coached at Marietta College from 1964-2003, amassing a record of 1,442-329 (.812) in 40 seasons. Schaly has the top winning percentage of any college coach at any level with more than 500 victories. He led the Pioneers to three national championships and Marietta was runner-up seven times. Schaly was National Coach of the Year four times was named the Division III Coach of the Century by Collegiate Baseball.


Smalley was a shortstop at USC from 1972-73 and recorded career numbers of .297 batting average, 101 hits, 10 home runs and 68 RBI. Smalley batted .338 in 1973 and was named First Team All-America. The Trojans won national championships in both his seasons on campus.


Winkin coached at Colby College, Maine and Husson College from 1954-2006, winning more than 1,000 contests. He led Maine for 22 seasons with a record of 642-430-3. Winkin led the Black Bears to the College World Series six times and finished third in the country twice. Maine participated in the NCAA Tournament 11 times under Winkin.


The 2013 class will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in conjunction with the College Baseball Night of Champions, June 28-29 in Lubbock, Texas.


(photo courtesy of ASU Media Relations)