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  • Inducted 1999

  • Inducted 2016

    Click HERE To Read MLive Article.
  • Inducted 2011

    Career
    Highlights

    • Organized First Amateur Baseball Leagues in Bay County


    • Manager of Local Baseball Teams For Over 25 Years


    • 1943 Monitor Coal - Manager - County Champs


    • 1945 Auburn Merchants - Manager - Federation Champs


    • 1952 St. Paul - Manager - American Legion Champs


    • Former President of Bay County Recreation

    >> Click HERE to read the MLive story.

  • Inducted 1991

    Career Highlights

    • Bay City Central High School - Football, Basketball, Baseball
    • Michigan State University Football
    • Football Coach Central State University
    • Inducted into Central State University Hall of Fame
  • Inducted 1991

    Career Highlights

    • Bay City Central High School - Football, Basketball, Baseball
    • Professional Basketball Player - Detroit Vagabond Kings
  • Inducted 2005

    Career
    Highlights

    • Won 12 Varsity Letters at Visitation High School
    • Hearst State All Star Baseball Tournament at Tiger Stadium in 1955
    • Quarterbacked the U of D football team 3 years
    • Catcher for U of D Baseball Team for 2 Years
    • Leading hitter in 1959 U of D
    • Played in the NCAA Baseball Tournament in 1959
  • Inducted 2006

  • Inducted 2003

  • Inducted 2002

  • Inducted 1998

    Career
    Highlights

    • Bay City All Saints 1972-75 / Basketball
    • Member 1974 & 1975 All Saints State Basketball Champoinship teams
    • First Team - All State - Football & Basketball
    • Career Scoring Mark - 1,108 Points (Basketball)
    • Starting/Winning Pitcher - 1970 Colt Baseball State Championship Game
    • Coached 1981 AS Baseball Team to State Title
  • Inducted 1999

    Career
    Highlights

    • 1937 Valley Champion Baseball Team. Pitched Three No-Hitters - Two in Succession
    • Detroit Tigers - 1939 - 1940
    • Jonesboro, Arkansas - 1941 - 1942 Lead Batting Average: 410
    • Chicago White Sox - 1942 - 1943
    • World War II All-Major League Team 'Navy Wings'
    • Chicago White Sox 1945 - 1946


  • Inducted 2015

    Career
    Highlights

    • Two Time National Silver Gloves Boxing Champion
    • Played in Pony, Colt, and Connie Mack World Series
    • High School All-American Dream Team in Baseball
    • Drafted 5th Round Cincinnati Reds in High School 110 Pick Overall
    • Started as a Freshman at the University of Michigan
    • Drafted by Chicago Cubs - Played Four Years in the Minors
    • Professional Walleye Angler for 13 Years
    Click HERE To Read MLive Article.
  • Inducted 1997

    Career
    Highlights

    • Outstanding Baseball Player - Pitcher and Centerfielder Noted for Long Ball Hitting
    • Tried Out With the Detroit Tigers
    • Played Triple-A Baseball
    • Played City Federation Baseball with Gulf Oil, Bay City Police Dept. & West Side Wenonas

  • Inducted 2007

    Career
    Highlights

    • Little League, Pony League, Colt League All Star Teams
    • American Legion Baseball League & District Champs
    • Drafted by Cleveland Indians Out of High School
    • Accepted Full Scholarship to Central Michigan University
    • Starting Pitcher for CMU 1967-70
    • Drafted by San Francisco Giants
  • Inducted 2010

    Career
    Highlights

    • Handy HS-First Team in Baseketball & Baseball
    • MVP Michigan Coaches All Star Basketball Game
    • Played Baseball at Seminole JC, U of Hawaii & NE Oklahoma State
    • Third Team D1 Baseball All American at U of Hawaii
    • Played AA Baseball in the Atlanta Braves Organization
    • Coaches Youth Baseball & Basketball

    >> Click HERE to read the MLive story.

  • Inducted 1997

    Career
    Highlights

    • Coached Handy High School Baseball Team to 1987 State Championship
    • Coached Handy High School Baseball Team to 8 Saginaw Valley League Championships
    • 1975 Class A Coach of the Year
    • 1988 - Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame Inductee
    • 1997 - Reached 500 Career Wins in Varsity Boys + Girls Basketball
  • Inducted 2007

    Career
    Highlights

    • Little League 'Pony' Federation Baseball
    • Pee Wee Jr. Sr. Mens Ice Hockey, Flag Football Mens Sr. League Bay City
    • Varsity Wrestling , Baseball T.L. Handy
    • Amateur Boxer 1957-68 Pro Boxer 1968-79.
    • Coached Boxing 1965-79. Started Jr. Olympics.
    • U.S.A. Boxing Coach 1977-78-79, Originator of Toughman Contest 1979, Pro Spar Partner
    • Operates Oswalds Bear Ranch Since 1984

  • Inducted 2006

    Career
    Highlights

    • BC Handy 1952 Graduate - 11 Varsity Letters in Football, Baseball & Basketball
    • Made last basket in 37-36 win over BC Central as freshman in 1st Handy/Central Basketball game
    • Times First All-City Grid Team 1949 - Quarterback
    • Football Co-Captain 1951 - Arrowhead Conference Champs
    • Offer to play for Detroit Tiger farm team in Jamestown NY in 1952
    • Officiated High School Football & Basketball 15 Yrs.
  • Inducted 2011

    Career
    Highlights

    • Bay City St. Mary All State Football 1958 - 1960
    • High School All American All Conference Basketball & Baseball
    • Hillsdale 1963 Football
    • Signed by Chicago Bears 1964
    • Pro Wrestling Career

    >> Click HERE to read the MLive story.

  • Inducted 1994

    Career
    Highlights

    • SBay City Central High School 1954-1957 All-American - Football; All-State - Baseball
    • University of Michigan 1958-1961 - Football, Baseball
    • Head Coach, Assistant Coach - Football, Baseball - Saginaw Valley High Schools 1963-Present

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