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Inducted August 8, 2002 Johnny Podres pitched for 15 seasons in the major leagues: Brooklyn Dodgers (1953-57), Los Angeles Dodgers (1958-65), Detroit Tigers (1966-67) and the San Diego Padres (1969). For his career, he won 148 games against 116 losses in over 2,000 innings pitched. He...

Inducted June 9, 1983 The New Jersey native was one of the premier relief pitching specialists in the major leagues from 1961 to 1973, posting a 79-74 record, 179 saves and a 2.79 ERA in 737 games covering 1,237 innings. He pitched for the Los Angeles...

Inducted June 11, 1992 One of four brothers to play professional baseball, Paciorek chalked up a .282 average in an 18-year career (1970-1987) with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta, Seattle, Chicago White Sox, New York Mets and Texas. His career-best year came in 1981 at Seattle...

Inducted June 24, 2010 Danny Ozark (Orzechowski) began his managerial career in 1956, following a playing career in the Brooklyn Dodgers system. Ozark honed his trade under the tutelage of Walter Alston, while serving for eight years as a coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers. In...

Inducted June 9, 1990 Paralyzing batters with his fluttering knuckleball, Niekro won 318 games (the 19th player in big-league history to reach the 300 plateau) in 24 seasons with the Atlanta Braves (20 years), New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians despite only winning 31 games by...

Inducted June 11, 1992 In a 21-year major league career with seven teams (Chicago Cubs, San Diego, Detroit, Atlanta, Houston, New York Yankees, Minnesota), Niekro posted a 220-203 record, including back-to-back 20-win seasons in 1979 and 1980 for the Houston Astros, for whom he played 10...

Inducted June 14, 1973 The first inductee into the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame and one of the heroic figures in major league baseball, “Stan the Man” compiled a career .331 batting average in 22 seasons (1941-1963), all with the St. Louis Cardinals. The Donora,...

Inducted June 8, 1995 From day one of his 11-year pro career, Barney McCosky was an impact player. He batted a sizzling .447 in his first nine pro games, and ended his rookie season (1939) with a .311 average, 190 hits, 120 runs and a .986...

Inducted June 14, 1979 After two and a half seasons in the minors, Mazeroski joined the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1956 where he remained a fixture in the Pirates infield for 17 years. At the age of 21, he was named to the first of seven All...

Inducted June 1, 1989 During a 13-year major league career (nine with the Philadelphia Phillies, four with the Chicago White Sox), “The Bull,” who turned his massive back on 150 college football scholarships his senior year to sign with the Phillies, utilized his compact 235-pound framework...