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Inducted June 10, 2004 A Brooklyn native, Zisk was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the third round of the 1967 amateur draft. A three-time minor league home run champ he was called up to the majors in 1971. Zisk played for the Pirates, White Sox,...

Inducted June 5, 1986 Often called the consummate professional, “Yaz” starred for 23 years (1961-1983) for the Boston Red Sox, compiling a lifetime .285 batting average with 452 home runs and 1,844 runs-batted-in. He won the American League triple crown in 1967 with a .326 average,...

Inducted July 18, 1998 Trammell played his entire major league baseball career with the Detroit Tigers. A native of San Diego, the slick-fielding shortstop played only a year and a half in the minor leagues and was called up to the bigs late in 1977. He singled...

Inducted June 13, 1996 The California Angels’ No. 1 pick in the 1971 baseball free agent draft out of Detroit Catholic Central High School, Tanana also had to decide from among more than 100 college basketball scholarships. He chose baseball, and the lefthander with a sizzling...

Inducted June 12, 1980 Skowron went to Purdue on a football scholarship, but baseball became his career when, in his sophomore year, he batted .500 for a Big Ten record that held up for a decade. He signed with the New York Yankees in 1950, but...

Inducted July 24, 1975 Al Simmons was known as “the slugger who made Milwaukee famous.” He moved up from the sandlots to the majors in 1924 with the Philadelphia A’s, where he hit .300 or better for 11 straight seasons. He was American League MVP in...

Inducted June 11, 2007 Breaking into the major leagues as a nineteen-year old on May 19, 1960, Ray Sadecki began an impressive career that continued for 18 seasons (1960-1977). Pitching primarily with the Cardinals, the Giants, and the Mets, Sadecki established a career won-lost record of...

Inducted June 10, 1999 For a little Polish girl out of Wyandotte, Michigan, Romatowski has traveled the world during her outstanding athletic career as a player and coach in three sports – softball, baseball and field hockey. While in high school she played on the top...

Inducted June 9, 2005 Born in LaPorte, Indiana, Reed was a three-sport star in high school. Basketball was his first love so he turned down a bonus offer to sign a baseball contract and accepted a basketball scholarship from the University of Notre Dame. A 6’6″...

Inducted June 8, 2006 Born John Quinn Picus in Janesville, PA, he spent his early years working as a coal miner. In 1909, at the age of 24, he became the first Polish American to play major league baseball since Oscar Bielaski. He went on to...