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Inducted June 23, 2014 Ryan Klesko played 16 Major League Baseball seasons (1992-2007) with Atlanta, San Diego and San Francisco, belting 278 home runs, 987 RBI, and 1,564 hits during his major league career. He was an integral part of the Braves World Series Championship team...

Inducted June 20, 2019 Mark Grudzielanek played 15 seasons in the majors as a second baseman/shortstop with the Expos (1995-98), Dodgers (1998-02), Cubs (2003-04), Cardinals (2005), Royals (2006-08) and the Indians (2010).  He hit over .300 five times, with a high average of .326 in 1999....

Inducted June 4, 1981 A native of Hamtramck, Michigan where he played softball in high school and baseball on Detroit’s sandlots, Gromek was converted from an infielder to a pitcher in the minors and went on to a 17-year career (1941-1956) in the American League with...

Inducted June 18, 2009 Mark Fidrych, nicknamed “The Bird” due to his resemblance to a famous Sesame Street character, took the baseball world by storm in 1976.  After getting his first start in mid-May, Fidrych went on to compile a 19-9 record, with a 2.34 E.R.A....

Inducted June 10, 1999 Born in Poland, Drabowsky and his parents moved to the United States when he was three years old. Moe fell in love with baseball as a youngster and went on to a 17-year career (1956-72) in the major leagues. He originally signed...

Inducted June 23, 2011 In the annals of Little League Baseball, Deras is arguably the greatest player of all-time. The Hamtramck, MI team reached the World Series finals in 1959 having won nine of ten tournament games by shutout. In the finals Deras tossed a one-hit,...

Inducted June 10, 1976 Coveleski won 214 games and lost 141 in a 14-year career in the American League, primarily with the Cleveland Indians. Known as a perfectionist on the mound, Coveleski did not believe in striking out batters. “Why should I throw seven or eight...

Inducted June 9, 2005 The son of a Polish immigrant who died in the Civil War as a captain in the Union Army, Bielski also joined the Union Army and learned to play baseball during lulls between battles A true pioneer, in 1872 Bielaski became the...