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The Original Pacific Coast League Hall of Fame

Created by the Helms Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles in 1942, the original Hall of Fame was founded to honor those players, managers or executives who contributed most to the ideals of the League. The Helms Foundation was established by founder Paul H. Helms, a Los Angeles sportsman and philanthropist and was more nationally known for naming the annual NCAA football national champion team. Following Helms' death in 1957, the United Savings and Loan Association became its benefactor. A subsequent merger with Citizen Savings was completed in 1973 and in 1982, First Interstate Bank (now Wells Fargo) assumed sponsorship for its final rankings.

The original 'greats' named to the Hall included Jigger Statz, Frank Shellenback, Doc Crandall, John Bassler, and Earl Sheely. A Hall of Fame room was established at venerable Wrigley Field on June 27, 1943. With the 1958 arrival of Major League Baseball in the PCL's two largest markets, the Hall was largely forgotten. As part of the 2003 Centennial Celebration, the PCL Hall of Fame was revived and twenty new inductees were added, made up expressly from the League's history prior to 1957. As selected by the PCL's Hall of Fame Committee, over the next several years, the absent years will be made up for, eventually recognizing those most worthy of this distinction, pre- and post-1957.

Buzz Arlett
Pitcher / Outfielder

Kewpie Dick Barrett
Pitcher

Eddie Basinski
Second Baseman

Johnny Bassler
Catcher

Spider Baum
Pitcher

Carlos Bernier
Outfielder

Steve Bilko
First Baseman

Ike Boone
Outfielder

Joe Brovia
Outfielder

Cece Carlucci
Umpire

Doc Crandall
Pitcher

Frank Crosetti
Shortstop

Bill Cutler
Executive

Cap Dillon
Infielder

Dom DiMaggio
Outfielder

Joe DiMaggio
Outfielder

Truck Eagan
Outfielder

Ox Eckhardt
Outfielder

Brick Eldred
Outfielder

Bert Ellison
Infielder

J. Cal Ewing
Executive.

Tony Freitas
Pitcher

John Frederick
Outfielder/1st Baseman

Ray French
Short Stop

Sam Gibson
Pitcher

Charlie Graham
Executive & Manager.

Vean Gregg
Pitcher

Dick Gyselman
Third Baseman

Fred Haney
Third Baseman

Truck Hannah
Catcher

Cack Henley
Pitcher

Roy Hitt
Pitcher

Happy Hogan
Catcher

Brooks Holder
Outfielder

Elmer Jacobs
Pitcher

Smead Jolley
Outfielder

Frank Kelleher
Outfielder

Red Killefer
Outfielder & Manager

Harry Krause
Pitcher

Bill "Hardrock" Lane
Executive

Tom LaSorda
Manager

Jack Lelivelt
Manager

Ad Liska
Pitcher

Dario Lodigiani
Infielder

Ernie Lombardi
Catcher

Hugh Luby
Second Baseman

Walt McCredie
Outfielder

Eddie Mulligan
Third Baseman

Ted Norbert
Outfielder

Lefty O'Doul
Pitcher/ Outfielder & Manager

Herman Pillette
Pitcher

Ray Prim
Pitcher

Billy Raimondi
Catcher

Earl Rapp
Outfielder

Jimmie Reese
Second Baseman

Clarence "Pants" Rowland
Executive

Buddy Ryan
Outfielder

Jack Salveson
Pitcher

Bill Schuster
Shortstop

Earl Sheely
First Baseman

Frank Shellenback
Pitcher

Jigger Statz
Outfielder

Paul Strand
Outfielder

Bill Sweeney
First Baseman

Fay Thomas
Pitcher

Hal Turpin
Pitcher

Frenchy Uhalt
Outfielder

Ossie Vitt
Third Baseman

Bill Weiss
Executive

Max West
Outfielder

Harry Williams
Executive & Sportswriter.

Artie Wilson
Shortstop